THE DESERT SONG (1929)

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Re: THE DESERT SONG (1929)

PostMon Feb 29, 2016 3:21 pm

drednm wrote:Isn't that cockerel?


Definitely not! Because "Mature male chickens less than one year old are called cockerels. The term "rooster" originates in the United States,[1] and the term is widely used throughout North America, as well as Australia and New Zealand.[2] The older terms "cock" or "cockerel", the latter denoting a young cock, are used in the United Kingdom and Ireland.[3]" (Wiki)

I thought the term was merely Old English for cock; now I know better. But my Yale Shakespeares taught me long ago what a capon was. (Which Pathe's prize specimen clearly isn't!)
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THE DESERT SONG (1929)

PostFri Jun 15, 2018 12:58 pm

I was very pleased to catch up with this film the other day, though alarmed at the quality of the copy (on YT). Are there any better ones known to exist?
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Re: THE DESERT SONG (1929)

PostSat Jun 16, 2018 3:43 pm

Looks like an original 16mm print. Can't say as much for the telecine and video dubbing.
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Re: THE DESERT SONG (1929)

PostFri Jun 22, 2018 5:18 am

THE DESERT SONG (1929) is scheduled to be shown on TCM on August 2, 2018.
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