Bill Morrison's "Dawson City: Frozen Time" from Kino Lorber

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PostMon Nov 06, 2017 6:37 am

bigshot wrote:time to get a bigger TV!


I have a 52".

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PostMon Nov 06, 2017 7:49 am

Sheesh, can you even make out stars' faces on such a tiny screen?
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PostMon Nov 06, 2017 7:52 am

The trick, Mike, is to be within four miles of the screen.

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PostTue Nov 07, 2017 10:24 pm

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PostWed Nov 15, 2017 10:35 pm

I just saw the film by renting it from Google Play (over my Roku on the TV) and I thought it was stunning. It's true that it goes off on the occasional tangent but I can understand the director wanted to get everything related to Dawson City and the film discovery told in context. I actually didn't dislike the music, only the occasional use of sound effects (a pet peeve of mine). However they weren't really overbearing. I do agree that the fonts were way too small, I was unable to read a majority of the years in the rediscovered films' titles and they did go by too fast, I was really curious as to what had been found. However, it's a small issue and I really look forward to seeing the film again and finding out more about the discovered films.
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PostThu Nov 16, 2017 7:11 am

Saw it, loved it.

I may be wrong on this, but I think the intended music and edited imagery lifts the whole experience into a more mystical realm about time's passage and the quirks of fate. Conventional narration would have made it, well, more ordinary.
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PostWed Jan 17, 2018 2:23 pm

A recent review on DVD Talk by Justin Remer:

"Final Thoughts:
A historical documentary driven almost entirely by vintage images and an ethereal musical score, Dawson City: Frozen Time is a unique, transportive, and vital viewing experience. Kino's packaging of the film is excellent too."

https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/72707/d ... ozen-time/
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PostThu Jan 18, 2018 8:16 pm

By the way I just wanted to add that I've watched the film repeatedly and love it more each time. Between the images and the music - which I have come to really like - and the sense of lost film and history I think it's become one of my favorite films ever. I have also bought the Blu-ray and am looking forward to the extras, including some of the rediscovered films.
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PostFri Jan 19, 2018 8:43 am

Just watched this and agree that more than one viewing will certainly be in order because I was so busy focusing on what titles and years the clips were from that I actually missed the clip, so consequently didn't really get the narrative of all the associated images most of the time. I liked the music but the wall o' sound aspect got to be a bit droney, could have used some breaks.

It was fascinating how many important early cinema types drifted through that tiny town.
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PostSat Jan 20, 2018 8:20 pm

Finally watched this fascinating documentary. Hell yes, the fonts used were way too small even on my giant TV form 2000. It also bugs me when actors aren't identified but I realize that was not the point to showing the clips. About the only actor I recognized was Mae Marsh.

Sorry, but I did not like the music. Maybe it was the fact that it virtually never stopped that I found annoying.

The links to Sid Grauman, Alexander Pantages, Robert Service, William Desmond Taylor, and the Trump whorehouse were unexpected to say the least.
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Re: Bill Morrison's "Dawson City: Frozen Time" from Kino Lor

PostSat Jan 20, 2018 9:51 pm

I like the music a LOT more than that irritating violin ear worm in Ken Burns's Civil War!
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