Movie Night! Gold and the Woman

In MOVIE NIGHT I wrote about Owl & I’s proclivity for the lost films of Theda Bara.   Last night we watched GOLD AND THE WOMAN, a film made in 1916 which is now considered lost.  In this film, Theda played Theresa Decordova.

movie night in the obelisk

GOLD AND THE WOMAN

SCENE: A motel room.

(Blast of light.  Cataclysm.  Two glaciers collide, slip, cleave, crest, peak, lock in angular apex.)

(A wrecked ship, its cruciate mast.)

(Wash to white.  Fade to shadow, deeply creased.)

(THERESA crawls out of bed, stumbles towards camera.  Small table, paper box, golden lamp.)

(Drawl of her gestures in acquisition of fag.  Lit.)

(THERESA smokes.  Posture, as if figurehead of pagan font.)

(Emerge spiritous smoke.)

(Dry, white vesper in darkling room.  Drift.)

(Chin down., eyes up, THERESA.  Speak:)

INTERTITLE
“WHAT DO YOU OFFER?”

“I WANT PEARLS, SPILLED THROUGH MY FINGERS,
GOLD, STUFFED IN MY PURSE.”

(Ice heaves.  Mast erects.)

(MAN rises from bed.)

END OF SCENE

This movie inspired me to make a piece of paper-doll porn:

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