Images of the Day. Let me die in my footsteps: "J'accuse!" Written by Ehsan Khoshbakht Published on 13 June 2010 From Abel Gance's J'accuse! (1919); cinematography by Marc Bujard, Léonce-Henri Burel, and Maurice Forester. Responses 11 responses to this post. Join the discussion a Smith over 3 years ago Beautiful Jeremy Moss over 3 years ago wow LSP over 3 years ago Excellent! Adrian Curry over 3 years ago These are amazing. If ever a director was long overdue a retrospective in New York it is Abel Gance. Is Napoleon in some kind of legal limbo? That film should be being revived as often as Metropolis! David Phelps over 3 years ago Yes, Francis Ford Coppola sends his lawyers on anyone who tries to show any of the recent (20+ years) restorations, which run 5 or 6 hours long–while his father only wrote music for 4 (which, claims Coppola, gives him rights over the film as a whole; nobody has the expense account to counter him). Kevin Brownlow has been sitting on a 6+ hour restoration (funded by the BFI) which may or may not get some showtime soon (and whether or not in the US is another question). MoMA has a 5 hour copy which they won’t even show in private screenings for scholars, so threatening is Coppola… David Phelps over 3 years ago Actually, for a more precise discussion, check here: http://www.criterionforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1414 Sara Kasaei over 3 years ago So powerful and well developed scene….. it sends chills down my spine no…… Tannaz over 3 years ago simple and touching…thanks ehsan Sin over 3 years ago well,it’s so dreadful LSP over 3 years ago Encore! Encore! katayoun over 3 years ago It’s amazing that just several shots out of their original context can have such an impact, Waiting for more… Your opinion Please login to add a new comment.