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by brendangcarroll
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: CASABLANCA - new UK release for book
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: CASABLANCA - new UK release for book

Thanks Richard! I will give it a go and add it to my extensive collection of Casablancaiana!
by brendangcarroll
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: CASABLANCA - new UK release for book
Replies: 2
Views: 166

CASABLANCA - new UK release for book

This book is now available in the UK and Europe via Faber at £25

https://www.noahisenberg.com/well-alway ... asablanca/

I am aware that it's been published in America for some time.

Has anyone seen or read it? Is it worth acquiring?
by brendangcarroll
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: TCM is blocked
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Re: TCM is blocked

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh thank you!

I was unaware that TCM had added the word 'Turner' to its URL. It was always just www.tcm.com and in fact, all links on IMDB to TCM reviews of movies use that URL to this day.

Thank you for this information.
by brendangcarroll
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: TCM is blocked
Replies: 3
Views: 643

TCM is blocked

I was not sure where to post this question, so apologies if this is the wrong place. It appears that TCM has now bloccked its US website for film fans in Europe/UK. Does anyone know why or how one can access the site from outsside the US? It was the only way to access TCM content and actually watch ...
by brendangcarroll
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: THE DESERT SONG (1929)
Replies: 105
Views: 31913

Re: THE DESERT SONG (1929)

If you guys think TCM is bad in America, you should try the European version.

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear!
by brendangcarroll
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1493
Views: 125030

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

Watched the delightfully naughty SEARCH FOR BEAUTY (1934) last night. Ida Lupino is delectable in it. Young Buster Crabbe shows he was FAR more than FLASH GORDON; why he never made it to being a great leading man is beyond me. He certainly had the looks and the charm. This film must have just got un...
by brendangcarroll
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Remembering Carole Landis
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Re: Remembering Carole Landis

Always liked her ...especially in I WAKE UP SCREAMING (aka Hot Spot)
by brendangcarroll
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS [1944] Alternate version?
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS [1944] Alternate version?

The 132 minute version of JUAREZ apparently exists in the WB archive on nitrate, but as yet....no DVD release has been announced. The ast dvd issue ran 120 minutes. After the success of the 1939 Box set a few years ago, I had hoped for Vol 2 to include this + a restored ELISABETH & ESSEX, but so far...
by brendangcarroll
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS [1944] Alternate version?
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS [1944] Alternate version?

The running time of 112 minutes is that which applied in the cinema I guess. This 121 minute version refers to a print shown on TV so one must assume it ran 116 minutes in the cinema according to your calculation. So that equates to an extra 4 minutes. Perhaps the "foreign" version was longer? I wis...
by brendangcarroll
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS [1944] Alternate version?
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS [1944] Alternate version?

Hi Ray This information is one of the 'Trivia' items about the film on the IMDB page for this title, so it was submitted by a subscriber and then 'vetted' by the IMDB "experts" before being approved for publication. I have no clue who posted it or from where they got their information...but if true,...
by brendangcarroll
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS [1944] Alternate version?
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

BETWEEN TWO WORLDS [1944] Alternate version?

According to IMDB (that fundament of accuracy), there are TWO versions of this film in existence. One has a duration of 112 minutes and is available as a DVD on Warner Archive. However, it is claimed b IMDB that another longer version exsts, lasting 121 minutes, that includes a rarely seen, cut scen...
by brendangcarroll
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Song Similarity
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Re: Song Similarity

This reminds me of much more famous examples... My two favourites are: 1. "Be a Clown" from THE PIRATE and "Make 'em Laugh" from SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - which is a definite case of theft from Cole Porter, not that seemed to object at the time. 2. "I'll Never Stop Loving You" (by Nicholas Brodsky) from...
by brendangcarroll
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Is Lubitsch funny?
Replies: 43
Views: 4050

Re: Is Lubitsch funny?

Well I have always appreciated Lubitsch and particularly, for his remarkable adaptation of Franz Lehar's THE MERRY WIDOW (1934) which actually improved on the original.
by brendangcarroll
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: TCM via cable vs. Filmstruck
Replies: 25
Views: 3124

Re: TCM via cable vs. Filmstruck

How happy we British are.....we have NONE of these choices and TCM Europe really SUCKS....so we save an absolute fortune!!! :lol:
by brendangcarroll
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: The Exchange
Topic: WANTED: Press Book for 'Give Us This Night' [1936]
Replies: 6
Views: 931

Re: WANTED: Press Book for 'Give Us This Night' [1936]

Thank you all!

I now need to find the lucky bidder, in the hope that he (or she) might scan it for me!

Best wishes

BGC
by brendangcarroll
Wed May 30, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Music of the Era
Topic: Jeanette MacDonald 1931 Radio Broadcast
Replies: 2
Views: 3553

Jeanette MacDonald 1931 Radio Broadcast

Does anyone have a copy of the 1931 radio broadcast in which Jeanette MacDonald sang the Liebestod from Wagner's 'Tristan und Isolde'? It was issued on a private issue LP by the JM fanclub over 35 years ago but I have never been able to locate a copy and it has not been reissued in any format since....
by brendangcarroll
Wed May 30, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: The Exchange
Topic: WANTED: Press Book for 'Give Us This Night' [1936]
Replies: 6
Views: 931

Re: WANTED: Press Book for 'Give Us This Night' [1936]

Not sure what this reply was about - the coontent was blocked!
by brendangcarroll
Tue May 29, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: The Exchange
Topic: WANTED: Press Book for 'Give Us This Night' [1936]
Replies: 6
Views: 931

WANTED: Press Book for 'Give Us This Night' [1936]

I am looking to buy (or acquire a complete scan of) the original Press Book for the 1936 operetta 'Give Us This Night'' starring Jan Kiepura and Gladys Swarthhout (a Paramount film)

If a anyone has a copy, please get in touch.

BRENDAN CARROLL
by brendangcarroll
Wed May 23, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: CLINT WALKER - dies aged 90. RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

CLINT WALKER - dies aged 90. RIP

http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/clint-w ... 202819083/" target="_blank

These columns are turning into an obituary fest!

Sad news indeed.
by brendangcarroll
Tue May 22, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Patricia Morison RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 975

Patricia Morison RIP

Hollywood. R.I.P Patricia Morison March 19, 1915 - May 20, 2018
by brendangcarroll
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: FOX FILM RESTORATIONS at MOMA!
Replies: 30
Views: 5597

Re: FOX FILM RESTORATIONS at MOMA!

But no sign of MY WEAKNESS, the wacky pre-code musical with Lillian Harvey and Lew Ayres from 1933. A print exists at UCLA.

Any chance?
by brendangcarroll
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: SHOW OF SHOWS colour footage found in London"
Replies: 17
Views: 3301

Re: SHOW OF SHOWS colour footage found in London"

S.W.A.C - thank you SO much for the extra info!!!

As the younger folks would say.....RESPECT!

:lol:
by brendangcarroll
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: SHOW OF SHOWS colour footage found in London"
Replies: 17
Views: 3301

SHOW OF SHOWS colour footage found in London"

The BFI announced some amazing discoveries today, including colour fragments from SHOW OF SHOWS (previously only known in B&W) and the only known colour footage of Louise Brooks, and many other treasures. See this 8 minute reel of clips with narration, posted today: https://youtu.be/a46tD6sjD58" tar...
by brendangcarroll
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Dietrich-Von Sternberg in Hollywood Boxed Set Coming
Replies: 27
Views: 5535

Re: Dietrich-Von Sternberg in Hollywood Boxed Set Coming

Yes, a welcome release. However as some here have commented already, I just hope that a proper restoration of The Scarlet Empress has finally been done. Criterion's last DVD edition in 2001, which stated : "Luminous new digital transfer with restored image and sound" was absolutely dire. The Univers...
by brendangcarroll
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Dark Eyes of London (1939) aka The Human Monster
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Dark Eyes of London (1939) aka The Human Monster

Dear all I just wondered if anyone knows whether a decent DVD edition exists of this rare and rather interesting British hooror film starring Bela Lugosi? All the available discs I have seen are crummy bootlegs in wretched quality on labels I have never heard of. Advice would be greatly appreciated ...
by brendangcarroll
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Music of the Era
Topic: San Antonio (1945)
Replies: 0
Views: 1411

San Antonio (1945)

Does anyone have the cue sheet for this WB western.....or know how I could obtain a copy easily?

Thanks!
by brendangcarroll
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Music of the Era
Topic: Soldier of Fortune (1955) - fanfare!
Replies: 1
Views: 827

Soldier of Fortune (1955) - fanfare!

Allright, you movie music mavens....here's a question. I happened to watch this Clark Gable-Susan Hayward so-so adventure pic tonight and being the kind of Hollywood trivia nerd that I am, I noticed that, although it was filmed in Cinemascope, the 20th Century Fox fanfare that opened the picture did...
by brendangcarroll
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: CBC to destroy record collection
Replies: 17
Views: 2737

Re: CBC to destroy record collection

Yet another archive bites the dust. This kind of cultural destruction is not a new development. MGM's incineration of its fabled music library in 1970 (a 6 storey art-deco building in which it was kept was razed to the ground as well) still breaks hearts when it is remembered. Warner Brothers having...