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new Kickstarter: WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER

PostWed Mar 23, 2016 10:37 am

Just launched!! Bringing WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER (1922) starring Marion Davies to home video in a new release, new transfer, new score, etc.

For details, video and pledge info on the project click here.

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Re: new Kickstarter: WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER

PostWed Mar 23, 2016 10:46 am

In........ Who's doing the score, Ben? :roll:
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PostWed Mar 23, 2016 11:05 am

Ben, I'm discombobulated as usual. I don't see the link to give you money for this. Is it the "Support This Channel" link that doesn't show on my Imac but does on my tablet?

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Re: new Kickstarter: WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER

PostWed Mar 23, 2016 11:10 am

Here is the direct link to the Kickstart project. There is not a link on the YouTube page.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/silentfilm/marion-davies-breakthrough-film-comes-to-home-vide
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PostWed Mar 23, 2016 11:21 am

boblipton wrote:Ben, I'm discombobulated as usual. I don't see the link to give you money for this. Is it the "Support This Channel" link that doesn't show on my Imac but does on my tablet?

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I went to Kickstarter and searched "Ben Model" and it was there....
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Re: new Kickstarter: WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER

PostWed Mar 23, 2016 11:23 am

drednm wrote:In........ Who's doing the score, Ben? :roll:


Ben had signed up Keith Emerson to do the score, but Fate intervened. I understand he's now dickering with Rick Wakeman.

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PostWed Mar 23, 2016 11:25 am

Dang, Ben, I'm still waiting for that second volume of Marcel Perez stuff. Not to mention the $100,000 Drews set you're working on. And the million-dollar-budget dancing pigs collection.

Until then, I'll sign up for this Marion Davies thing...

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Re: new Kickstarter: WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER

PostWed Mar 23, 2016 11:45 am

Would one of the high muckety-mucks pin this to the top of Silent News group?

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Re: new Kickstarter: WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER

PostWed Mar 23, 2016 11:49 am

Bringing another silent to the Blu-ray world! Great job Ben!
I'm in.

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PostWed Mar 23, 2016 12:11 pm

Oh yeah, in.
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PostWed Mar 23, 2016 12:24 pm

Pinned and I've backed it too.
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Re: new Kickstarter: WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER

PostWed Mar 23, 2016 12:28 pm

Thanks for doing this - I'm in.
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PostWed Mar 23, 2016 12:30 pm

silentfilm wrote:Here is the direct link to the Kickstart project. There is not a link on the YouTube page.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/silentfilm/marion-davies-breakthrough-film-comes-to-home-vide


Thanks, Bruce.

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Re: new Kickstarter: WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER

PostWed Mar 23, 2016 12:31 pm

And I'm in as well. I'm very curious what the private issue DVD is. :lol:
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Kickstarter: WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER-DVD/BLU-RAY

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PostWed Mar 23, 2016 2:22 pm

Thanks, everybody, for the kind words and for the pledges. I've just added a link to the Kickstarter page to the video description. It's also embedded in an annotation at the end of the video.

Any re-posting or tweeting out etc you can do will help connect Marion's fans to the project. Haven't decided on the private-issue disc yet. The KS is only 4 hours old, so give me a little time to figure that out.

Just hit 50%...!

Here's the link one more time.

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Re: new Kickstarter: WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER

PostWed Mar 23, 2016 2:23 pm

Five hours in and only half funded. It discourages a man.

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Re: new Kickstarter: WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER

PostWed Mar 23, 2016 2:55 pm

Jim Roots wrote:Dang, Ben, I'm still waiting for that second volume of Marcel Perez stuff. Not to mention the $100,000 Drews set you're working on. And the million-dollar-budget dancing pigs collection.

Until then, I'll sign up for this Marion Davies thing...

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We're hunting for more Perez. It's out there...

BTW, I made sure to caption the YT video for the Kickstarter. Hope it's working correctly.

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PostWed Mar 23, 2016 5:05 pm

I'm in for the autographed copy and the private-issue DVD...can't wait to find out what film that'll be...excitement building! Only $485 left to go, which will probably be taken care of before the day is out, I'd imagine. Thanks Ben!!!
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PostWed Mar 23, 2016 5:07 pm

I assume you have the Victor Herbert waltz written for the film, but if you don't, drop me a note and I'll send a scan.

It's from 1922 as well, therefore public domain and you're free to use it (if you find that it fits the film).
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PostWed Mar 23, 2016 5:12 pm

I'm in for the disc and bonus disc as well. Great stuff, Ben, keep it coming.
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PostWed Mar 23, 2016 5:21 pm

Still another $250 to raise and it's been declared "a project we love" by Kickstarter.

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PostWed Mar 23, 2016 7:25 pm

Interesting that this project is likely to go ahead as Warner Archive have just announced two features of Marion Davies from their archives. I will be buying all.
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PostWed Mar 23, 2016 7:29 pm

They're obviously piggybacking on the huge Marion Davies groundswell that Ben has revealed.

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PostWed Mar 23, 2016 7:38 pm

Rodney, I have both the waltz and "The Marion Davies March", but thanks for the offer.

At 9:36pm project is 127% of funding goal. We hit 100% in just the first 8 hours.

Thanks to all the N'villers who've been able to pledge.

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PostThu Mar 24, 2016 4:58 am

Congratulations, Ben! And - I'm definitely in!
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PostThu Mar 24, 2016 5:34 am

I'm in as well.

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PostThu Mar 24, 2016 5:48 am

BenModel wrote:
Jim Roots wrote:Dang, Ben, I'm still waiting for that second volume of Marcel Perez stuff. Not to mention the $100,000 Drews set you're working on. And the million-dollar-budget dancing pigs collection.

Until then, I'll sign up for this Marion Davies thing...

Jim


We're hunting for more Perez. It's out there...

BTW, I made sure to caption the YT video for the Kickstarter. Hope it's working correctly.

Ben


Yes, thank you so much for the captioning.

It starts a little slowly, but is otherwise quite good.

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Re: new Kickstarter: WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER

PostThu Mar 24, 2016 5:55 am

Ben... looks like Marion Davies is still a big draw. Both Enchantment and The Restless Sex funded in less than a day. Your new project is even MORE impressive in that your project goal is higher than mine were. CONGRATS!!

I think there's one public domain Davies film (complete) in LOC....
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Re: new Kickstarter: WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER

PostThu Mar 24, 2016 6:20 am

Thanks, Ed! You got the ball rolling on this with your MD KS's.

Currently $2500 over the funding goal.

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