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The dragon painter
Hayakawa plays Tatsu, an artist living as a hermit in the wilds of Japan. Thought mad by the local villagers, he believes that his princess has been captured by a dragon. His obsession leads to artistic inspiration.
- "Screen snapshots: "An Impromptu Comedy. Charles Murray, 'Fatty' Arbuckle and Sessue Hayakawa stage an original comedy for 'Screen Snapshots.'" -- Opening intertitles."
- "Hayakawa plays Tatsu, an artist living as a hermit in the wilds of Japan. Thought mad by the local villagers, he believes that his princess has been captured by a dragon. His obsession leads to artistic inspiration."@en
- "Restoration of "The dragon painter", full-length 1919 feature in which Hayakawa plays Tatsu, a wild youth living in the mountain forests of Japan, spending all his time painting. Although Tatsu creates beautiful art, local villagers believe that he is insane, as he claims that he has a beloved princess fiancée who has been turned into a dragon. When an renowned-but-aging artist hears of the young hermit's talent, Tatsu is brought to civilization with the hope that he will both become the student of the old artist and marry the elderly man's daughter to continue the family lineage and traditions. English intertitles are newly-translated from the French intertitles found on a tinted nitrate print located in France, the only known surviving copy of the film."
- "Partly filmed in California's Yosemite Valley, this off-beat melodrama with elements of fable has Japanese actor Sessue Hayakawa playing a mystical, half mad painter obsessed with a dragon princess whom he imagines to be living in the mountains. He becomes the protege of a Japanese master painter seeking an heir to his art. The film's relative avoidance of orientalism can be attributed to Hayakawa's direct involvement in the production - it was produced by his own company. The visual elegance of the original release prints has been restored with striking use of colour tinting."@en
- "Restoration of "The wrath of the gods, or, the destruction of Sakura-Jima", Thomas Ince's full-length 1914 feature film as a restored tinted print featuring Hayakawa as the patriarch of a family carrying a curse."
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