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by Danny Burk
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2019]
Replies: 55
Views: 1287

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2019]

Good to know that FORBIDDEN PARADISE now approaches something close to its original glory. I saw it once, at the Chicago Cinecon (1984, IIRC) and never again. It was a 35mm print but was printed as a mirror image. Most of the time, one couldn't tell the difference, but I remember seeing a book spine...
by Danny Burk
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: January Star of the Month – Gloria Swanson
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: January Star of the Month – Gloria Swanson

Be sure to see SADIE THOMPSON, one of her best dramas. Unfortunately the last reel is lost, but it's filled in with explanatory titles, stills, and a clip or two from the 1932 remake, so you won't be left hanging at the end.
by Danny Burk
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)
Replies: 68
Views: 1890

Re: NEW KICKSTARTER ON JANUARY 1

Danny Burk wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:15 am
Let the guesses begin.

Mine......1923.....Marion Davies....LITTLE OLD NEW YORK.
Aha!
by Danny Burk
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Pending releases from Flicker Alley
Replies: 71
Views: 13963

Re: Pending releases from Flicker Alley

That's unfortunate. I haven't watched mine, but I'd rather watch it mute than with that type of score.
by Danny Burk
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's the first silent movie you watched?
Replies: 45
Views: 827

Re: What's the first silent movie you watched?

THE GOLD RUSH around 1967 on Chicago's PBS station, Channel 11.
by Danny Burk
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)
Replies: 68
Views: 1890

Re: NEW KICKSTARTER ON JANUARY 1

Let the guesses begin.

Mine......1923.....Marion Davies....LITTLE OLD NEW YORK.
by Danny Burk
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: NPR: 'Jurassic Park,' 'The Shining,' And 23 Other Movies Added To National Film Registry
Replies: 37
Views: 987

Re: NPR: 'Jurassic Park,' 'The Shining,' And 23 Other Movies Added To National Film Registry

Nothing to lose by trying! You could point out the print articles and showings on TCM that have resulted from your projects.
by Danny Burk
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Nothing Sacred (1937)
Replies: 21
Views: 1459

Re: Nothing Sacred (1937)

Many of the Beaver's screen caps had a strong magenta cast. I'm hoping those aren't accurate, especially since I just ordered the Kino blu-ray today.
by Danny Burk
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Famous Studios Popeye Shorts coming to Blu
Replies: 19
Views: 1498

Re: Famous Studios Popeye Shorts coming to Blu

If folks want to continue squabbling, please take it to PM. The rest of us aren't interested.
by Danny Burk
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The Perfect Specimen (1937)
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: The Perfect Specimen (1937)

I've heard the same, i.e. underlying rights problems. I remember that Films Inc. had 16mm prints for rent in the '80s.
by Danny Burk
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Nothing Sacred (1937)
Replies: 21
Views: 1459

Re: Nothing Sacred (1937)

If those screen caps are accurate (and I hope they're not), it actually has a strong magenta cast.
by Danny Burk
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What is the number for on the Nitrateville window tab?
Replies: 20
Views: 704

Re: What is the number for on the Nitrateville window tab?

Bruce and Donald - that's because you two were seeing the number of non-active signups. Those were spammers that I deleted a day or two ago, so now it will only show a number if someone new signs up.
by Danny Burk
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)
Replies: 14
Views: 985

Re: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

At least MGM decided against GARBO IN HEAT.
by Danny Burk
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Universal Pictures restores silent film, 1929’s "The Last Wa
Replies: 15
Views: 3705

Re: Universal Pictures restores silent film, 1929’s "The Last Wa

I watched it a night or two ago as well. Agreed, it's definitely not the restoration - some parts are fairly bad, but certainly watchable and better than previously available. But yes indeed, it would be great to have the proper Universal restoration.

Does anyone know whether the soundtrack survives?
by Danny Burk
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: 'Lilac Time' TCM Wed Oct 24th 6am EST
Replies: 37
Views: 2612

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

s.w.a.c. wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:48 am
Mike Gebert wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:43 am
Well, as Ed Lorusso points out on the new podcast, they'll license public domain stuff that's professionally produced with scores-- sometimes. So get on that!
Lessee...what film would go well with a wax paper & comb score?
KEEPER OF THE BEES.
by Danny Burk
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: NEW KICKSTARTER: THE COSSACK WHIP (1916)
Replies: 41
Views: 2246

Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: THE COSSACK WHIP (1916)

I think I was #33.....moving quickly...
by Danny Burk
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Is Lubitsch funny?
Replies: 43
Views: 4525

Re: Is Lubitsch funny?

Interesting - I thought I was the only one that doesn't care for it. I much prefer the utterly different '25 version.
by Danny Burk
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: region free blu
Replies: 20
Views: 5067

Re: region free blu

I've also bought two modified Oppo players from 220 Electronics. No complaints whatever; everything was ready to go, out of the box, and very easy to use. I'd recommend them to anyone who asks.
by Danny Burk
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: The Exchange
Topic: Markdowns on DVD list
Replies: 0
Views: 379

Markdowns on DVD list

Updated list of titles previously posted. DEDUCT 10% FROM LISTED PRICES. If you want a group of titles, make me a reasonable offer! ************************************************************************************** DVD format, Region 1 unless noted. All like new (only viewed once or twice); many...
by Danny Burk
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Film Poster Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Film Poster Restoration

I don't collect posters and other paper, so I've not been in need of restoration work personally, but I'm impressed by the samples I see on Brian Anthony's website: http://www.anthonyrestorations.com/pages/ar_work_1.html Brian has been a friend of mine for over 35 years, and he also happens to be th...
by Danny Burk
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: How to see only unread posts
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: How to see only unread posts

We must have something different in our setups. I'm on Chrome, if that means anything. I hit "View New Posts" and everything that I've not read is visible on one page. That's how I've always done it, and it hasn't changed with the new board software (not for me, at least).
by Danny Burk
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: How to see only unread posts
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: How to see only unread posts

That's what I'm thinking too - I don't see the point. How does it differ from clicking each board's header to "show all posts"?
by Danny Burk
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Big Board Software Update
Replies: 110
Views: 11921

Re: Big Board Software Update

Speaking of which, I just wiped out another 6 signups, all from the last 15-20 minutes. That makes around 15 this morning. The guy is apparently insane; he never gives up even though we're here deleting as fast as we can.
by Danny Burk
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Big Board Software Update
Replies: 110
Views: 11921

Re: Big Board Software Update

It's been a difficult situation, thanks to a Russian spammer that doesn't give up. It's the same guy, over and over. There are 4 of us deleting posts; usually he signs up but doesn't post. Several days last week, I deleted around 100 signups per day, all from him. When Mike returns, we'll discuss so...
by Danny Burk
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Big Board Software Update
Replies: 110
Views: 11921

Re: Big Board Software Update

I'll leave these for Mike upon his return; changes would probably have to be done by the hosting company unless Mike is able to do some tweaks himself.
by Danny Burk
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Big Board Software Update
Replies: 110
Views: 11921

Re: Big Board Software Update

I just hit view new posts after I posted this (and before editing as I am now), and my original post did not show up. When I just signed in in Safari as well, I got not secure in red at the top. Second edit: when I hit new posts, it does not show the new ones I just created, those topics disappear ...
by Danny Burk
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Big Board Software Update
Replies: 110
Views: 11921

Re: Big Board Software Update

I'm not sure if the "view new posts" button is working perfectly. It appears to call up every single thread ever started on NV. The "new posts" aspect of it all is that the threads are arranged in descending order of recentness. P.S. Still having trouble remembering that the "Submit" button is on t...
by Danny Burk
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Big Board Software Update
Replies: 110
Views: 11921

Re: Big Board Software Update

Sorry, folks - that was probably my doing. Our neighborhood Russian spammer has been on a rampage, and I blocked a few of his IP addresses last night. They didn't appear to be used for legitimate purposes, but apparently a few of them were. Fortunately, I kept a list and reversed those changes this ...