Lucien Nonguet

La vie et la passion de Jésus Christ
R: Lucien Nonguet / Ferdinand Zecca. D: Madame Moreau, Monsieur Moreau. P: Pathé. Fr 1906/07
Engl. intertitles

“Vie et Passion de Notre Seigneur Jésus Christ was produced by the Pathé Frères company between the end of 1906 and the first months of 1907. Directed by Lucien Nonguet under the supervision of Ferdinand Zecca – the best talents at Pathé – it benefited from the photographic effects of Segundo de Chomón, and is divided into four parts: Birth of Jesus, Childhood of Jesus, Miracles and Public Life, Passion and Death. Of particular fascination, and a sign of the prestige of the production, is the use of colour. The Pathécolor system, in which the colour is automatically applied to the positive film with the use of special stencils, produces results of extraordinary precision.”
Henri Bousquet

Les Martyrs Chrétiens
R: Lucien Nonguet. P: Pathé Frères. Fr 1905
German titles

“(…) throughout 1905 – 1906, Pathé’s biblical films seem to have taken precedence over its historical films, perhaps in response to the Catholic Church’s increasing interest in the cinema for educational purposes. In their deployment of autonomous LS tableaux (recorded from an eye-level camera). however, (…) La Regne de Louis XIV et Les Martyrs Chrétiens equally exemplify Pathé’s now standardized system of representation within the latter two genres.”
Richard Abel: The Ciné Goes to Town: French Cinema, 1896-1914. Updated and Expanded Edition. University of California Press 1998, p. 162

La révolution en Russie
R: Lucien Nonguet. P: Pathé. Fr 1905

TRAUM UND EXZESS, p. 153, p. 206