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by mwalls
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: raymond griffith THE NIGHT CLUB (1925)
Replies: 17
Views: 791

Re: raymond griffith THE NIGHT CLUB (1925)

The title The Night Club has nothing to do with the story of the film, but Kevin Brownlow says that Paramount was contractually obligated to provide a Griffith film with that title, so that is what was used. Not that I am doubting the facts, but why would anyone have in their contract that one of t...
by mwalls
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Fragments from 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Fragments from 2011

Back on 3 April 2011 TCM broadcast the Flicker Alley production of 2 1/2 hours of fragments. It showcased some Clara Bow, a reel of a lost John Ford film, a trailer for Happiness Ahead, etc. I missed it entirely. I just checked with Flicker who responded that they never put the program on physical d...
by mwalls
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Rome, NY: LILAC TIME (1928)
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Rome, NY: LILAC TIME (1928)

Did anyone attend this last night? I am wondering how it went, and how the print of “Lilac Time” is.

Thanks,
Matthew
by mwalls
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: New short, silent ad from Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: New short, silent ad from Canada

Cute short. Always enjoyable work you do. Thanks for sharing.

Matthew
by mwalls
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Post your holiday wish list and win Mary Pickford or The Ancient Law!
Replies: 53
Views: 744

Re: Post your holiday wish list and win Mary Pickford or The Ancient Law!

The restored Hitch-Hiker or Gun Crazy.

Matthew.
by mwalls
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: NitrateVille Radio Podcast
Topic: Ep. 32: Pioneering Women Filmmakers, with Shelley Stamp • George Willeman of LOC
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Re: Ep. 32: Pioneering Women Filmmakers, with Shelley Stamp • George Willeman of LOC

I think he talks about Ben Model's Alice Howell films Kickstarter. You may just have to listen to it all over again, from the beginning! Your interviews have a lot of information in them, so I usually listen to them twice. They are great for the commute. Of course the Colleen Moore episode I have l...
by mwalls
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: NitrateVille Radio Podcast
Topic: Ep. 32: Pioneering Women Filmmakers, with Shelley Stamp • George Willeman of LOC
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Re: Ep. 32: Pioneering Women Filmmakers, with Shelley Stamp • George Willeman of LOC

I think he talks about Ben Model's Alice Howell films Kickstarter. You may just have to listen to it all over again, from the beginning! Your interviews have a lot of information in them, so I usually listen to them twice. They are great for the commute. Of course the Colleen Moore episode I have l...
by mwalls
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Backstory on "Ella Cinders"
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Backstory on "Ella Cinders"

I have some questions regarding Ella Cinders please. I have seen the Grapevine version and have read all of the previous threads on Nitrateville. From this I know that the current state is incomplete and that what we have is taken from a Kodascope print. Was it standard at that time to cut down a re...
by mwalls
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: NitrateVille Radio Podcast
Topic: Ep. 32: Pioneering Women Filmmakers, with Shelley Stamp • George Willeman of LOC
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Re: Ep. 32: Pioneering Women Filmmakers, with Shelley Stamp • George Willeman of LOC

Very enjoyable episode. I plan to give it another listen, but there was a part that went by quickly and I wish I had zeroed in on it more on the first listen. It was during the interview of George Willeman. He mentioned some things that he hopes are released soon (presumably in 2019) that are underw...
by mwalls
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The Official Talkies online deals thread
Replies: 550
Views: 215983

Re: The Official Talkies online deals thread

Every time I see a posting on this thread I keep hoping it is someone announcing a 4 for $44 Warner Archive sale. I need to do some Christmas shopping.

Matthew
by mwalls
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Pending releases from Flicker Alley
Replies: 58
Views: 12995

Re: Pending releases from Flicker Alley

I just watched Fanchon the Cricket . The restoration was wonderful in that the clarity of the picture was quite sharp and the tinting was done nicely. It was a very nice happy Mary Pickford movie that I am very glad I purchased and was able to see. Thank you Flicker Alley! I have not yet had a chanc...
by mwalls
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: THE BIG SLEEP (1946) alternate cut
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: THE BIG SLEEP (1946) alternate cut

The original cut was the superior version in terms of making things more understandable.

Matthew
by mwalls
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Treasures on VHS?
Replies: 32
Views: 2530

Re: Treasures on VHS?

To me the real "buried treasure" are scores of silent shorts (and some features) that were released on 8mm-Super 8 in the 1960's and 1970's that have never surfaced on not only dvd but videotape as well. Going over the newly posted Blackhawk Bulletins I noticed at least a dozen silent comedy titles...
by mwalls
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Special one-day "Cinevent" event 11/10
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: Special one-day "Cinevent" event 11/10

I wish I could but I have children activities going on this weekend.

Matthew
by mwalls
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: IMDB reveals the top 25 inflation-adjusted box-office winner
Replies: 15
Views: 3956

Re: IMDB reveals the top 25 inflation-adjusted box-office winner

I find it interesting that, when adjusted for inflation, so many recent movies make the list. There is so much talk about how attendance at movies is down and there are so many more competing forms of entertainment these days. Given that, I would have expected attendance at movies in the 1930's to 1...
by mwalls
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck
Replies: 109
Views: 5791

Re: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck

I was not aware until Dennis mentioned it of the impact upon smaller distributors' forward plans, which is the truly rotten part of this news. But once again, it pushes home the fact that nobody gets something for nothing, or next-to-nothing. Hi Brooksie, My apologies but I am not understanding how...
by mwalls
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck
Replies: 109
Views: 5791

Re: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck

I liked the Criterion, but I enjoyed more the TCM and Warner’s library on FilmStruck
by mwalls
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck
Replies: 109
Views: 5791

Re: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck

Hopefully not a deal where we have to buy an expensive all encompassing package to get the sliver we want. I cut cable to get away from that.

Matthew
by mwalls
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck
Replies: 109
Views: 5791

Fiimstruck is Shutting Down. Why?

I just received an e-mail that Filmstruck is shutting down as of 29 November. Terrible news. Was it lack of subscribers?

Anyone know what happened?

Matthew
by mwalls
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: AFI Silver, Silver Spring, MD Nov. 2-4
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: AFI Silver, Silver Spring, MD Nov. 2-4

And the next weekend the AFI is screening Lilac Time, which is a film of note lately on this site.

Matthew
by mwalls
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: William Wellman's You Never Know Women (1926) on Blu-ray & DVD!
Replies: 21
Views: 2168

Re: William Wellman's You Never Know Women (1926) on Blu-ray & DVD!

I ordered both today from Kino. You Never Know Women is due out tomorrow. Old Ironsides is due out on the 30th. I added in Kino’s The Spiral Staircase recently released to get free shipping.

Matthew
by mwalls
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: COPYRIGHT LAW
Replies: 21
Views: 1441

Re: COPYRIGHT LAW

I am in the camp that believes public domain for silent films is not necessarily a good thing. Certainly, kickstarters can rescue more films. But, that presupposes usable copies can be obtained. The Library of Congress has been very supportive of allowing access to public domain films for kickstarte...
by mwalls
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Treasures on VHS?
Replies: 32
Views: 2530

Re: Treasures on VHS?

I still have the following VHS tapes, some of which have just or are coming out on DVD: Old Ironsides [VHS] Running Wild [VHS] The Covered Wagon [VHS] The Wedding March (1928) [VHS] The Volga Boatman [VHS] Rick I have never seen Woman of Affairs or The Volga Boatman . I will have to add them to my ...
by mwalls
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Treasures on VHS?
Replies: 32
Views: 2530

Re: Treasures on VHS?

I still have the following VHS tapes, some of which have just or are coming out on DVD: Old Ironsides [VHS] Running Wild [VHS] The Covered Wagon [VHS] The Wedding March (1928) [VHS] The Volga Boatman [VHS] Rick I have never seen Woman of Affairs or The Volga Boatman . I will have to add them to my ...
by mwalls
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Treasures on VHS?
Replies: 32
Views: 2530

Re: Treasures on VHS?

I've held on to my double feature laserdisc of The Crowd and The Wind (which were released as stand-alone VHS titles). I've also got a laserdisc of the 1913 Danish silent Atlantis , inspired by the sinking of the Titanic, but I believe that did get a DVD release in Europe. It still amazes me that w...
by mwalls
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Treasures on VHS?
Replies: 32
Views: 2530

Treasures on VHS?

From the recent discussion on Lilac Time , it is apparent that it will not be released on home video for the foreseeable future (or ever) given the economics of the situation. That leaves public screenings to see the restored version. After this latest discussion it was brought to my attention that ...
by mwalls
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: new TV
Replies: 21
Views: 1412

Re: new TV

Ed, Not meaning to complicate matters more, but have you thought about a projector as opposed to a television? Here is one that I would highly recommend: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y6M87ML/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I am not sure the size/brand of TV you are looking for, b...
by mwalls
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Did Japan have a Code?
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Did Japan have a Code?

I have enjoyed very much the Japanese silent films I have seen from Directors Ozu and Naruse. I have noticed a theme in the crime pictures that I find interesting. In almost all cases the characters in the end are repenting of their bad ways. And just going straight does not seem to be enough. They ...
by mwalls
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: 'Lilac Time' TCM Wed Oct 24th 6am EST
Replies: 37
Views: 2482

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

If I may chime in, I'll just say I hope this film is rescued and shown at least once before I die. For others, time is much shorter. Colleen Moore's legacy deserves better. It's shown around fairly frequently for a silent. I've probably had at least three chances to see it in a theater (two of whic...
by mwalls
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: How do you discover films to watch?
Replies: 25
Views: 446

Re: How do you discover films to watch?

I have the same problem for the most part in bias towards what I know. I scan the TCM guide, or on-line catalog, and I have a tendency to key on the ones I have seen ---- "Wow, that is a great movie" --- and possibly blow right past a really great movie I have not seen. That is one of the reasons I ...