The Museo Nazionale del Cinema (National Museum of Cinema)
has invited us to produce new music for the recently restored version of Josef Von Sternberg
's film 'The Last Command' (1928). We will present this new soundtrack live in two exclusive premieres on April 6th in Trento
) and April 11th
'The Last Command' is a 1928 silent film directed by Josef von Sternberg, and written by John F. Goodrich and Herman J. Mankiewicz from a story by Lajos Bíró from an original idea by Ernst Lubitsch. Star Emil Jannings won the very first Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performances in this film and 'The Way of All Flesh', the only year that multiple roles were considered. In 2006, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for the National Film Registry. The supporting cast includes Evelyn Brent and William Powell. The film tells the story of a former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar who ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.