The Cave of the Silken Web (1927 film)

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The Cave of the Silken Web
Directed by Dan Duyu
Screenplay by Guan Ji'an[1]
Based on Journey to the West 
by Wu Cheng'en
Starring Yin Mingzhu
Cinematography Dan Ganting[1]
Release date(s)
  • February 2, 1927 (1927-02-02) (Palace Theater, Shanghai)
Running time 60 min[2]
Language Silent

The Cave of the Silken Web (盘丝洞, Pan Si Dong) aka. Journey to the West - the Spiders Cave (西游记-盘丝洞) aka. Spiders is a 1927 Chinese film directed by Dan Duyu and starring Yin Mingzhu as the first spider spirit.[1] It is based on an episode of the shenmo fantasy novel Journey to the West, a Chinese literary classic written in the Ming Dynasty.

The ten-reel silent film was produced by Shanghai Yingxi Company.[1]

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The film was followed by a sequel in 1930: The Cave of the Silken Web II (续盘丝洞, Xu Pan Si Dong) aka. Spiders II, also directed by Dan Duyu and starring Yin Mingzhu.[3]

An original copy of The Cave of the Silken Web was discovered in the archives of the National Library in Mo i Rana, Norway.[4][5] The film will be presented at the Films from the South 2013 festival in Oslo.[2] The sequel is believed to be a lost film.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "《The Cave of the Silken Web》(1927)". A Journal of Chinese Film History. The Chinese Mirror. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "The Cave of the Silken Web - Film fra Sør". web page. Films from the South 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "《The Cave of the Silken Web II》(1930)". A Journal of Chinese Film History. The Chinese Mirror. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Anders Grønneberg (13 October 2013). "Sensasjonell filmskatt funnet i Norge". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Lyndsey Smith (7 October 2013). "Lost Chinese film found in Norway". Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Yin Mingzhu (Pearl Ing): "Miss FF"". A Journal of Chinese Film History. The Chinese Mirror. Retrieved 13 August 2013.