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by Paul Penna
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Big Board Software Update
Replies: 109
Views: 10359

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: 311

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: 109
Views: 10359

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: 109
Views: 10359

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...
by Paul Penna
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Big Board Software Update
Replies: 109
Views: 10359

Re: Big Board Software Update

Suppose that when I click on "view new posts" I get a list of 15 threads that each have new posts. I check out five of the threads, but don't bother with the other 10 threads. I click on "mark topics read", thinking that will clear out all 15 from the list of new posts. Then I log out. When I log i...
by Paul Penna
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: DINTY (1920)
Replies: 53
Views: 7880

Re: DINTY (1920)

Grrr... I blew this. Particularly galling since I make a point of collecting films with San Francisco location photography. Looking forward to any purchase options you're able to arrange.
by Paul Penna
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Big Board Software Update
Replies: 109
Views: 10359

Re: Big Board Software Update

So, stupid question. When I now visit the site it says (1) before NitrateVille.com in the tab title. I have no PMs that I can find so what does this even mean? That happened to me shortly after the upgrade. It turned out that someone had quoted a post of mine, which generated an alert that showed u...
by Paul Penna
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Big Board Software Update
Replies: 109
Views: 10359

Re: Big Board Software Update

So, stupid question. When I now visit the site it says (1) before NitrateVille.com in the tab title. I have no PMs that I can find so what does this even mean? That happened to me shortly after the upgrade. It turned out that someone had quoted a post of mine, which generated an alert that showed u...
by Paul Penna
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: How to see only unread posts
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: How to see only unread posts

Pre-upgrade, my experience (I'm always logged in) was that “New posts” was a list of all threads that had new posts since my last visit; an icon resembling a sheet of paper with a corner turned down took me to the first of the new posts in that thread - that now is triggered by clicking the film ree...
by Paul Penna
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Big Board Software Update
Replies: 109
Views: 10359

Re: Big Board Software Update

This session I had Nitrateville open in a new browser tab; the tab was labeled “(1) Nitrateville”. A numbered tag like that usually indicates that a site has a PM or other notification for you, and there's usually also some alert to that effect on the site's home page - like a red dot next to your u...
by Paul Penna
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Big Board Software Update
Replies: 109
Views: 10359

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 Paul Penna
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Big Board Software Update
Replies: 109
Views: 10359

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. It was like that for me as well until I clicked “Mark forums read.” Ap...
by Paul Penna
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Big Board Software Update
Replies: 109
Views: 10359

Re: Big Board Software Update

Once again, if anyone wants to contribute to the upkeep here, you can go to my other page's Patreon and sign up by making an ongoing donation, then canceling after one month (so after September 1). I pledged, but I don't need any of the food-related rewards. Didn't know if there was a way to indica...
by Paul Penna
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Kino to release blu-rays/DVDs of some Paramount silents
Replies: 287
Views: 84652

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

It's best to wait out the last years of these copyrights until they expire rather than moan or bicker. One can only sigh and be a wishful thinker. The next decade may be a golden one for silent restorations and releases in higher quantity and (ideally) quality. Going out of copyright is one thing, ...
by Paul Penna
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Is Lubitsch funny?
Replies: 43
Views: 4050

Re: Is Lubitsch funny?

Mike Gebert wrote:Yes, that was kind of a joke, as if we all know David Zinman.
If it's any consolation, I got the joke.
by Paul Penna
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:44 am
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 Paul Penna
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Extraordinary Film Artefacts You've Seen
Replies: 48
Views: 6561

Re: Extraordinary Film Artefacts You've Seen

At MOMA once, one of the Disney NAUTILUS models... That was in the same Disney exhibit, and I almost named it too. I was lucky enough that several of my Disneyland visits in the 1960s occurred when several 20000 Leagues props and even partial sets were a "walk-through" exhibit. I have color slides ...
by Paul Penna
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: TCM via cable vs. Filmstruck
Replies: 25
Views: 3124

Re: TCM via cable vs. Filmstruck

The other dealbreaker for my wife might be our local PBS affiliate, or at least some PBS station... in theory I should be able to get that over the air but honestly, that seems like a lot of tech support showing her how to get it every time Call the Midwife or Midsomer Murders has a new season. How...
by Paul Penna
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Is there any possible way to see The Mighty Barnum (1934)?
Replies: 8
Views: 2243

Re: Is there any possible way to see The Mighty Barnum (1934

I think it’s a little strange that photography on The House of Rothschild was listed in the opening credits as being by Peverell Marley (1899-1964) when the person actually operating the camera was Harry Davis (1896-1966), (who was never listed in the opening credits). I just found out that a lot o...
by Paul Penna
Thu May 31, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Universal Aims to Restore More Classic Silent Films
Replies: 25
Views: 5202

Re: Universal Aims to Restore More Classic Silent Films

Brooksie wrote:Well, geez. Let's complain when Universal don't restore their older films, and let's complain when they do.
Well, we're making fun of The Hollywood Reporter for their including sound films in the "silent film initiative" listing, not complaining about Universal.
by Paul Penna
Thu May 31, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Universal Aims to Restore More Classic Silent Films
Replies: 25
Views: 5202

Re: Universal Aims to Restore More Classic Silent Films

Universal Aims to Restore More Classic Silent Films At a screening of a restoration of the 1928 silent film 'The Man Who Laughs' at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, the studio revealed that it will be restoring 10 new titles in the next few years. That linked Hollywood Reporter article begin...
by Paul Penna
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Letty Lynton and Its Permanent Injunction
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

Re: Letty Lynton and Its Permanent Injunction

buskeat wrote:But if Dishonored Lady hits public domain in 2025, doesn't that mean Letty Lynton will then be free to be screened?
That's what the last line of the article says.
by Paul Penna
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Stan & Ollie meet Starsky & Hutch
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Re: Stan & Ollie meet Starsky & Hutch

I can honestly say, I never would have thought.
by Paul Penna
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Talking About Broadcasting
Topic: U.S. Steel Hour: on-line episodes
Replies: 3
Views: 1477

Re: U.S. Steel Hour: on-line episodes

Eric Cohen wrote:UCLA has posted eight of the 80 U.S. Steel Hour 16mm kinescopes they have:

https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/collections/ussteel/all" target="_blank" target="_blank
Four of them are from kinescopes, but the other four are from 2” video tape, fortunately enough.
by Paul Penna
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Useful Info
Topic: Still trying to find an Avatar
Replies: 21
Views: 19948

Re: Still trying to find an Avatar

Silencebound, yours is 147x147. Max size is 120x120. If you resize it and try again, it should work. If not let me know. I did it at 120 x 120 px but it won't upload to my avatar profile. What then ? :( I just now resized and temporarily uploaded your proposed avatar and it worked. Edit: I've now r...
by Paul Penna
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: Alice Howell DVD project
Replies: 61
Views: 7901

Re: Alice Howell DVD project

Me too.
by Paul Penna
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Arbuckle: The Round Up (1920)
Replies: 73
Views: 14670

Re: Arbuckle: The Round Up (1920)

Roscoe wrote:
Paul E. Gierucki wrote:Teaser, Smari. Included in this DVD / BD set is a discount coupon for $5.00 off the Arbuckle Anthology -- which is also on the way!
I looked, but didn't see this in my set.
Me neither.
by Paul Penna
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Arbuckle: The Round Up (1920)
Replies: 73
Views: 14670

Re: Arbuckle: The Round Up (1920)

Bob Furem wrote:From where should I be looking for an e-mail confirmation? I haven't seen one yet.
My email was from CineMuseum LLC and contained a clickable tracking number.
by Paul Penna
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: bad disks ON DANGEROUS GROUND
Replies: 27
Views: 2728

Re: bad disks

Replication isn't “burning.” It's analogous to pressing a phonograph record. Since the initial costs of preparing the master is high, a large production run is needed to take advantage of economies of scale.