The Power of Love (lost 3D drama film; 1922)
The Power of Love is a 1922 3D silent film directed by Nat Deverich. The film is most notable for being the very first 3D film in the world, utilizing a red-and-green anaglyph system. Viewers were also given the option to choose the ending of the film by looking into either the red or green lens, portraying either a happy or tragic ending. Despite this innovative technique, the film was not received well and was not screened many times.
The plot is a melodrama revolving around a girl betrothed to a criminal who falls in love with a man he has wounded.
The film is now considered lost, and no footage is known to exist. In 1923-24 the film was acquired by the new Selznick Distributing Corporation and widely distributed in 2D as Forbidden Lover, which is now also lost.
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20120720012656/http://www.reelz.com/article/816/a-tour-through-the-history-of-3-d-movies/
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20110602044014/http://www.3d-tv-and-movies.com/first-3d-movie.html
- ↑ Review posted by the American Film Institute. Retrieved 10 Jun '14
- ↑ http://www.silentera.com/PSFL/data/P/PowerOfLove1922.html
- ↑ http://mydailyplant.blogspot.de/2009/03/cirque-de-3d.html
- ↑ http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.mbrs.sfdb.5407/default.html
- Wikipedia article on the film. Retrieved 25 Mar '16