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by Paul Penna
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Alternate version of PSYCHO (1960) found
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Alternate version of PSYCHO (1960) found

silentfilm wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:28 pm
I think that it is likely that the German version of this film was a little more risqué...
Or as it say's in there video risky.
by Paul Penna
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Actor ID help: Gold Diggers of '33
Replies: 14
Views: 1268

Re: Actor ID help: Gold Diggers of '33

Jay Salsberg wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:42 am
...totally different ears.
Yep; the smoking gun.
by Paul Penna
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: A Trip Down Market Street 1906 (new scan)
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: A Trip Down Market Street 1906 (new scan)

I've been wondering for a while what the car with license plate # 4867 is doing repeatedly throughout. Maybe a support vehicle for the film or to get people on the street to clear the way. Or maybe get pedestrians to liven things up for the camera? A carload of guys in #5057 starts making several a...
by Paul Penna
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Warner Archive DVD Collection Query (Sales)
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Warner Archive DVD Collection Query (Sales)

Hi guys. I wonder if someone can help me? I need to know which physical stores in the USA actually SELL "The Warner Archive Collection" DVD's in traditional "Mall" / "Shop" / "over the counter" form? Thanks in advance. That would really surprise me. The whole concept behind the Warner Achive MOD sy...
by Paul Penna
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Remastered FRANKENSTEIN (1910) available at the LoC website!
Replies: 37
Views: 2596

Re: Remastered FRANKENSTEIN (1910) available at the LoC website!

bgp wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:57 am
Greetings all. The remastered version of "Frankenstein" is now available to view and download at the LoC website. Here is a blog entry about it:
Here's the correct link:

https://blogs.loc.gov/now-see-hear/2018 ... tein-post/
by Paul Penna
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck
Replies: 82
Views: 4355

Re: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck

Mike Gebert wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:22 pm
You know, I watched a movie last week. I watched a movie this week. I'll probably watch a movie next week. At that rate, I'll have to unsubscribe in... 40 years.
How big a house you got?
by Paul Penna
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Kevin Brownlow's HOLLYWOOD on Amazon Prime
Replies: 29
Views: 3142

Re: Kevin Brownlow's HOLLYWOOD on Amazon Prime

Currently watching the whole series, one episode per week, from my laserdisc set. ($79.96 in 1993)
by Paul Penna
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck
Replies: 82
Views: 4355

Re: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck

Earlier announcement from Warner: Statement from WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey Announcing Plans for Direct-to-Consumer Streaming Service October 10, 2018 01:04 PM Eastern Daylight Time “Today we announced plans to launch a new direct-to-consumer streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2019. This i...
by Paul Penna
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck
Replies: 82
Views: 4355

Re: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck

“We plan to take key learnings from FilmStruck to help shape future business decisions in the direct-to-consumer space and redirect this investment back into our collective portfolios.”

Translation: “When and if any of this stuff makes it to streaming again it's going to cost you a lot more money.”
by Paul Penna
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 144
Views: 4765

Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

- Did New York have cable trams? (I noticed a slotted track in the centre of the tram tracks) - Motor cars were driving on the right hand side of the road - but the steering wheel was mostly on the right instead of the left? All of New York's cable trolley lines had been converted to electric by ar...
by Paul Penna
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 144
Views: 4765

Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

So, should this be excoriated as well? I think it's mesmerizing.

by Paul Penna
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 144
Views: 4765

Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

Also, my own own observation it isn't at all , but the name they got wrong . The quote goes " they shall grow not old ". FTFY Perhaps I should have been more precise: The title is a quote from a poem by a Laurence Binyon, a war poet (although not in the combattant sense). It's often used for Rememb...
by Paul Penna
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 144
Views: 4765

Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

Spiny Norman wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:07 am
Actually I'd be interested to hear any reasons why widescreen, cinemascope or other variants are better than 4:3. Technologically speaking it meant for half a century 35mm film was twice as long as it needed to be.
Those processes don't use more film. The exposed frame size is the same as for 4:3.
by Paul Penna
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 144
Views: 4765

Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

The guy who restored Vertigo, Spartacus, Lawrence of Arabia, My Fair Lady, etc. etc. doesn't have a problem with it:

https://www.hometheaterforum.com/commun ... s/4664029/
by Paul Penna
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: (early) cinemascope versus widescreen
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: (early) cinemascope versus widescreen

Well, 1955, it could still be like that, right? What puzzled me when I tried to look this up is that some of the journals in Lantern just say that something's 'scope or not. So then I don't know what that means for the "flats". Those would all be widescreen? It seems occasionally to be specified th...
by Paul Penna
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: (early) cinemascope versus widescreen
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: (early) cinemascope versus widescreen

Just to make sure, do you mean by that that it would be projectionable 4:3, without a boom mic showing, but was meant to be "masked" AKA made wider by cropping top and bottom? So in other words, it was a kind of optional "open matte", and the cinema could do what they liked? He's found that initial...
by Paul Penna
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: (early) cinemascope versus widescreen
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: (early) cinemascope versus widescreen

Help, I am confused. Just now I was trying to look up whether a 1955 movie, Man without a star , was supposed to be 4:3 or widescreen. I started looking on Lantern, and publications there seem to rule out cinemascope. But surely, there is also non-anamorphic widescreen, achieved by "masking" (which...
by Paul Penna
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 144
Views: 4765

Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

I'm currently rewatching the “Hollywood” series via my laserdiscs. The contemporary newsreel footage Brownlow uses for context most has sound effects added, ambient traffic noise, footsteps, etc.
by Paul Penna
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 144
Views: 4765

Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

I won't pretend that the documentary camera is entirely objective in what it captures - someone behind that camera has generally decided what to film and what not to film - but the purpose of documentary footage is, first and foremost, is to capture real life as closely and dispassionately as possi...
by Paul Penna
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What is the number for on the Nitrateville window tab?
Replies: 20
Views: 418

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

Let's see if I get a number for posting this.

Well, it didn't.
by Paul Penna
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What is the number for on the Nitrateville window tab?
Replies: 20
Views: 418

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

I have this number on the window tab for Nitrateville. Anyone know what it indicates? One thing that definitely causes it is someone quoting you in a post. It's happened to me before and again just this morning. Ed Lorusso quoted me in his "new TV" thread in the Tech Talk Forum. On my next visit he...
by Paul Penna
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: new TV
Replies: 17
Views: 1048

Re: new TV

So with the new wide screens, I assume they are made for the 16:9 set-up but what happens to a film that's n the 4:3 aspect ratio? Will it be a small rectangle in the center of the wide screen? Yes, as long as the settings that affect aspect ratio on both your TV and other devices, such as DVD or B...
by Paul Penna
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Revolving Doors in Movies
Replies: 14
Views: 451

Re: Revolving Doors in Movies

One of the greatest real-life comedy film props ever, right up there with sleeping car berths, skyscraper girder frameworks and, dare I mention it, Murphy beds.
by Paul Penna
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What is the number for on the Nitrateville window tab?
Replies: 20
Views: 418

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

When I got a number on a tab right after the upgrade it turned out to be a notice that someone had quoted a post of mine. Disappeared right after I read the post. Similar notifications are common on other forums I follow, but are usually attached to a specific icon provided for them rather than on a...
by Paul Penna
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1798
Views: 133951

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

drednm wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:09 pm
The Cheap Detective (1978) is a stinker, possibly the worst thing Neil Simon ever wrote.
I always got a kick out of it in the past, but I haven't watched it in, oh, probably ten years or so. It's on my re-watch list, so we'll see.
by Paul Penna
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1798
Views: 133951

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

boblipton wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:03 am
Now I'm trying to imagine Myrna Loy and Pat O'Brien as Woody Allen's parents.
Good old Pat refused to believe those rumors about Myrna's affair with Howdy Doody.
by Paul Penna
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Big Board Software Update
Replies: 110
Views: 11393

Re: Big Board Software Update

I'm thinking of changing to: User Control Panel / New posts / Unread posts / Your posts[/quotes ] New posts would be the way "new posts" used to be-- relatively recent things you haven't looked at Unread posts would be what "new posts" leads to now-- everything you have not looked at This sounds cl...
by Paul Penna
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: FENELLA FIELDING 1927-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: FENELLA FIELDING 1927-2018

Sad. One of my favorite British eccentrics. She tended to play deliciously over-the-top types. I fondly remember her from that ancient "Saki" TV series the Boston PBS stations used to carry. It also featured Martita Hunt as Lady Bastable. This series, and particularly Fielding and Hunt, made a big ...
by Paul Penna
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Big Board Software Update
Replies: 110
Views: 11393

Re: Big Board Software Update

You clicked Mark Forums Read, and that clears the board. Right, and that's what I want to happen, and it sounds to me that Jim Roots wants that too, but hasn't been able to get it. He needs to click “Mark Forums read” on the Home aka Board Index page to do it, as you said. It sounds like he's been ...
by Paul Penna
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Big Board Software Update
Replies: 110
Views: 11393

Re: Big Board Software Update

Okay, but you clicked Mark Posts Read somewhere. And so that resets the "what's new" board. All I've ever done since the upgrade is click “Mark forums read” on the front page aka Board Index, which is the only place that phrase seems to be used. It always results in an empty Unread posts page, “Mar...