Chang (film)


Chang (film)
Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Directed by Merian C. Cooper
Ernest B. Schoedsack
Produced by Merian C. Cooper
Ernest B. Schoedsack
Written by Achmed Abdullah
Starring Kru
Chantui
Nah
Music by Hugo Riesenfeld
Cinematography Ernest B. Schoedsack
Editing by Louis R. Loeffler
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) April 29, 1927
Running time 64 min.
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927) is a documentary film about a poor farmer in Issan (Thailand) and his daily struggle for survival in the jungle. The two directors of Chang, Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, had previously worked together on Grass (1925) and later collaborated on the blockbuster film King Kong (1933).

Synopsis

In the directors' own words, Chang is a "melodrama with man, the jungle, and wild animals as its cast." Kru, the farmer depicted in the film, battles leopards, tigers, and even a herd of elephants, all of which pose a constant threat to his livelihood. As filmmakers, Cooper and Schoedsack attempted to capture real life with their cameras, though they often re-staged events that had not been captured adequately on film. The danger was real to all the people and animals involved. Tigers, leopards, and bears are slaughtered on camera, while the film's climax shows Kru's house being demolished by a stampeding elephant.

Chang was nominated for the Academy Award for Unique and Artistic Production at the first Academy Awards in 1929, the only year when that award was presented. Chang was released by Famous Players-Lasky, a division of Paramount Pictures.

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