Chang

Even before going into details on Chang [Thai for 'elephant'], mention must be made of the camerawork, primarily the photography, fine under the conditions it must have been taken in and around, and the apparent danger the cameramen seemingly and continuously exposed them to.

With:
Kru Chantui Nah Ladah Bimbo

Even before going into details on Chang [Thai for ‘elephant’], mention must be made of the camerawork, primarily the photography, fine under the conditions it must have been taken in and around, and the apparent danger the cameramen seemingly and continuously exposed them to.

Every kind of wild animal is here. Most of them come head on to the camera, many at close range. With the elephants, a camera or two must have been buried.

As a picture, however, and a wild animal film, the elephant portion is but its biggest incident. Towering above all else as an animal picture is a melodramatic story of native life in the jungle.

Chang is the first animal picture having a scenario and with just an immense jungle for the background. It carries more of a thrill than the other pictures of its sort, for there seems danger frequently and the ferocity of a tiger or leopard here and there is most realistic.

1927/28: Nomination: Best Artistic Quality of Production

Chang

Production: Paramount. Director Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack; Producer Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack; Camera Ernest B. Schoedsack

Crew: Silent. (B&W) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1927. Running time: 70 MIN.

With: Kru Chantui Nah Ladah Bimbo

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