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by pathe16mm
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: 'Lilac Time' TCM Wed Oct 24th 6am EST
Replies: 37
Views: 2399

Re: 'Lilac Time' TCM Wed Oct 24th 6am EST

Someone at TCM is reading these posts and chuckling with glee.
by pathe16mm
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: More Universal Silents!
Replies: 43
Views: 5704

Re: More Universal Silents!

Has THE MERRY-GO-ROUND ever had any kind of preservation? If Show at Home prints survive, those could be scanned and restored quite nicely. Anyone know what happened to the prints David Shepard used for his video edition from the 2000s?
by pathe16mm
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!
Replies: 88
Views: 16320

Re: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!

I must admit a strong affection for The Mollycoddle amongst his modern comedies.
by pathe16mm
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: 1930-?? silent moviemaking
Replies: 32
Views: 4654

Re: 1930-?? silent moviemaking

The films of performance artist Eleanor Antin are available from Milestone Film on DVD. She made films under the guise of a fictitious early Soviet filmmaker Yevgeny Antinov. Her MAN WITHOUT A WORLD (1992) is very good.
by pathe16mm
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: The Lloyd Hamilton Kickstarter project
Replies: 47
Views: 15869

Re: The Lloyd Hamilton Kickstarter project

Thought I would add this to an existing thread rather than start a new one. A friend of mine purchased a lot of 16mm films and included in the lot was an original Kodascope print of the Lloyd Hamilton short FRAMED (1925). I didn't see this listed in the FIAF database, haven't seen it mentioned here,...
by pathe16mm
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Silent SOS!!!
Replies: 39
Views: 8027

Re: Silent SOS!!!

A person like yourself who is interested in opera and silent pictures should probably go for those silent epics such as "Faust" or "Siegfried" etc., - which of course might be just a tad heavy for the average punter. It's hard to know what to show a silent picture novice - perhaps you can get them ...
by pathe16mm
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Silent SOS!!!
Replies: 39
Views: 8027

Re: Silent SOS!!!

I'd go with The Unknown, or The Cat and the Canary, for the reasons stated. The Man Who Laughs may be a bit too sentimental for a modern viewer used to media dripping with cynicism and irony. If he wants something genuinely dark and jaw dropping, did you pre-order the Behind the Door Blu Ray? Though...
by pathe16mm
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Silent Stars and their voices...
Replies: 64
Views: 18278

Re: Silent Stars and their voices...

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by pathe16mm
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Kino to release blu-rays/DVDs of some Paramount silents
Replies: 287
Views: 85130

Re: Kino to release blu-rays/DVDs of some Paramount silents

I saw Zaza at LOC a while back. I thought it was excellent and the audience seemed to think so too. This is welcome news!
by pathe16mm
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: KICKSTARTER: Little Orphant Annie (1918) COLLEEN MOORE
Replies: 132
Views: 51216

Re: KICKSTARTER: Little Orphant Annie (1918) COLLEEN MOORE

I challenge everyone on Nitrateville who has pledged to double their contribution. I just did. This project means the difference between an important film surviving in a careful restoration, or just surviving in bad 16mm dupes.
by pathe16mm
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Silent films with interesting elderly characters?
Replies: 22
Views: 2644

Re: Silent films with interesting elderly characters?

There is also the character of Maria the weaver in the longest of the narrative sections of Benjamin Christensen's Haxan. She is the old beggar woman who is accused of witchcraft and tortured into false confessions.
by pathe16mm
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Silent Poster Prints/Artwork
Replies: 2
Views: 830

Re: Silent Poster Prints/Artwork

Allposters.com has a great selection of silent related poster reprints at reasonable prices.
by pathe16mm
Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Silent Film Holy Grails...list yours!
Replies: 96
Views: 28286

Re: Silent Film Holy Grails...list yours!

"A Little Bit of Fluff" 1919 "The Adventures of Mr Pickwick/Pickwick Papers" 1921 (lost) "The Vagabond Queen" 1929 About half an hour of THE VAGABOND QUEEN (from 9.5mm) was uploaded to YT a few years back, but has since been taken off. I managed to download it, but will upload if anyone can explain...
by pathe16mm
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: electronic music and silent film
Replies: 8
Views: 1552

Re: electronic music and silent film

There's also this thread: http://nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=19116" target="_blank

In short, i think some films are more a adaptable to innovative scoring than others. Silent avant garde or fantasy films have a lot more flexibility in scoring than a domestic drama.
by pathe16mm
Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Tinkering with the 1925 cut of Phantom of the Opera
Replies: 221
Views: 59193

Re: Tinkering with the 1925 cut of Phantom of the Opera

While we wait for UCLA, I thought it would be fun to see what kind of image could be extracted from what has been released of the 25' cut of Phantom. This unmasking footage has been whacked with a some very strong settings - so there are some glitches, especially in some shot transitions. But it gi...
by pathe16mm
Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Nosferatu release history
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

Re: Nosferatu release history

Thanks! Will check out the Skal book and poke around in old threads here. And of course, I wasn't disagreeing that it was a classic. :)
by pathe16mm
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Nosferatu release history
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

Nosferatu release history

Hello, I'm hosting a screening of Nosferatu next month, and in doing some research about its release history on mediahistoryproject.org , discovered it doesn't seem to have much press. There are some mentionings of it in The Film Daily in 1924 being distributed by the American arm of Russian Artfilm...
by pathe16mm
Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Rediscovered films
Replies: 32
Views: 15006

Re: FOUND: Show Girl (1928) with Alice White!

Great to hear officially that Show Girl has turned up complete. I assumed some of it at least had been found when I saw a few frames of it at this archivists blog: http://un1324.blogspot.com/2014/12/show-girl-1928-lost-and-found-or-i-am.html" target="_blank However I had heard nothing of Circe the E...
by pathe16mm
Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Any Charlottesville VA Nitratevillians?
Replies: 1
Views: 635

Any Charlottesville VA Nitratevillians?

Hello all, I'm starting a silent film group in Charlottesville, VA. First meeting is set for 7pm Wednesday the 18th of February in the Jefferson Room of the Jefferson Madison Central Library at 201 E. Market St. I'm just planning a selection of shorts and feature excerpts, some familiar, some not, a...
by pathe16mm
Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Worst Movie News of the Day
Replies: 27
Views: 7678

Re: Worst Movie News of the Day

The criss-cross murder theme has been done about a zillion times since Hitchcock filmed Highsmith's novel, including as a comedy ( Let's Throw Momma From the Train ) and bad TV movies ( Next Stop Murder , a Lifetime TV movie in which it's women on a bus). It's listed as a trope on TVropes (http://t...
by pathe16mm
Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Worst Movie News of the Day
Replies: 27
Views: 7678

Re: Worst Movie News of the Day

If the story were being remade to stay truer to Patricia Highsmith's novel, I would find this welcome. But from what I've read, they're using the Hitchcock film as a springboard and drifting even farther from the novel. The central character has gone from being an architect, to a professional tennis...
by pathe16mm
Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Music For Silents
Topic: Do you dislike all electronic music for silents?
Replies: 32
Views: 17528

Re: Do you dislike all electronic music for silents?

I think it can depend greatly on the film. More stylized works like the Expressionist films, Nazimova's productions, and other more avant-garde works lend themselves to freer, less historically based scoring or musical settings. I first watched Renoir's The Litte Match Girl on my laptop, and didn't ...
by pathe16mm
Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Music For Silents
Topic: Vintage Recording of Huppertz Metropolis themes
Replies: 1
Views: 2992

Vintage Recording of Huppertz Metropolis themes

I don't know if anyone else had come across this, but it's fascinating to hear bits of the score for Metropolis conducted by Huppertz himself.

by pathe16mm
Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Question on A LADY OF CHANCE
Replies: 30
Views: 9082

Re: Question on A LADY OF CHANCE

The Variety reviewer uses the word "flossies" to refer to female audience members a couple times. Anyone know what is meant by this?
by pathe16mm
Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What are the average amount of stills from silents?
Replies: 12
Views: 3053

Re: What are the average amount of stills from silents?

With the number of collectors on here, would it not be feasible for us to combine our treasures into an online archive by scanning and uploading what we have? There is so much that floats about on eBay that is likely unique image material on lost films.
by pathe16mm
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Looking for help on a silent film topic
Replies: 36
Views: 13856

Re: Looking for help on a silent film topic

Both Regeneration (1915) and Stella Maris (1918) feature violent alcoholics. In Regeneration, just in the prologue when the main character is a boy. In Stella Maris, the alcoholic is a pivotal side character. McTeague in Greed (1925) also descends into alcoholism.
by pathe16mm
Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: SAILOR'S HOLIDAY (1929)
Replies: 7
Views: 1817

Re: SAILOR'S HOLIDAY (1929)

IMDB lists it as a sound film, crediting RCA Photophone, so would imagine so. Should be interesting for a peek as to what an early talkie converted to silent is like.
by pathe16mm
Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Why Be Good? 1929
Replies: 25
Views: 5771

Re: Why Be Good? 1929

I don't see it at Warner Archive for pre-order. Should it show up in another day or two?
by pathe16mm
Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Theda Bara Find?
Replies: 35
Views: 15036

Re: Theda Bara Find?

Well pooh. Thanks for the update. I guess we can hope that maybe he got the idea that he could get money for it and it will pop up at auction at some point? Oh, may it not have been a prank. :(
by pathe16mm
Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Theda Bara Find?
Replies: 35
Views: 15036

Re: Theda Bara Find?

I'm beginning to think this was a long delayed April Fool's prank.