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by Red Bartlett
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Kevin Brownlow's HOLLYWOOD on Amazon Prime
Replies: 12
Views: 1765

Re: Kevin Brownlow's HOLLYWOOD on Amazon Prime

There are only 6 episodes on Prime. There is a total of 13. I still have the laserdisc box set, and, even though its very tough to play these days, I like having it around One of the examples of some programs never making it to DVD. (The Godfather Saga is another one. It has all three movies in chr...
by Red Bartlett
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Dietrich-Von Sternberg in Hollywood Boxed Set Coming
Replies: 30
Views: 5680

Re: Dietrich-Von Sternberg in Hollywood Boxed Set Coming

Is that true or just a legend, about Marlene Dietrich had removed many molars to change the chage of the side of face (jaw area near cheeks) ? Maybe she get tin because cold not eat as easy as before, without the molars, if this story ist' true. https://hips.hearstapps.com/mac.h-cdn.co/assets/16/28...
by Red Bartlett
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: 2K/4K Restorations & Future BD Releases of Essential Silents
Replies: 40
Views: 20502

Re: 2K/4K Restorations & Future BD Releases of Essential Sil

For those that missed it, here's a terrific video recently published by MoMA showing the restoration process ROSITA underwent. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ2iZ9Sofl4 Thanks for sharing that video. I wish every silent release had a video like that to accompany its release. A lot do, but a lot do...
by Red Bartlett
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: KING OF JAZZ on DVD or BluRay
Replies: 168
Views: 32871

Re: KING OF JAZZ on DVD or BluRay

Red, your reaction to this mirrors mine perfectly. I wanted to point out one thing. The IS film footage of Bix but not much. There's snippets of some 16mm home movie footage shot at the time he was with Goldkette. Silent, of course. But there's the 1928 Fox Movietone of Whiteman tearing up his Vict...
by Red Bartlett
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: KING OF JAZZ on DVD or BluRay
Replies: 168
Views: 32871

Re: KING OF JAZZ on DVD or BluRay

It would have been nice if Bix and Tram had been in it, but they had Venturi & Lang! Bob Yes! I was thinking that exact same thing last night while watching it again (for the 6th or 7th time!). The "Meet the Boys" part in the beginning -- obviously -- could go on for hours, as far as I'm concerned....
by Red Bartlett
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: KING OF JAZZ on DVD or BluRay
Replies: 168
Views: 32871

Re: KING OF JAZZ on DVD or BluRay

I am absolutely loving this Criterion release. For the past 2 weeks I have been so fully and completely absorbed, transported and sucked into this crazy, surreal, wacky-2-strip world -- that I don't want to leave it! I also had to pick up the book, of course, which is just awesome -- amazing detail....
by Red Bartlett
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Stan & Ollie meet Starsky & Hutch
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Re: Stan & Ollie meet Starsky & Hutch

It's also interesting to note that almost as much time has elapsed since the Starsky & Hutch photo to today, as had elapsed from the Stan & Hollie to the Starsky & Hutch photo. 51 years vs. 39 years. Here's a photo of the same street corner today... :D https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/uplo...
by Red Bartlett
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Arbuckle: The Round Up (1920)
Replies: 73
Views: 14679

Re: Arbuckle: The Round Up (1920)

I can't wait to pick this up. I'm going to try and wait for the full Fatty set though...
by Red Bartlett
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: The 4 hour "Greed" coming to TCM (4/15/18)
Replies: 21
Views: 4185

Re: The 4 hour "Greed" coming to TCM (4/15/18)

Would have loved to watch this, but staying up to 4am isn't something I can manage. I don't have a DVR with my cable-provider, so hopefully someone will be releasing this on Bluray or something.
by Red Bartlett
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Arbuckle: The Round Up (1920)
Replies: 73
Views: 14679

Re: Arbuckle: The Round Up (1920)

I remember playing for this film once, "cold," at the Buster Keaton Celebration, because I hadn't had time to pre-screen it. The improv score went fine, but there's a moment that brings chills to every accompanist's heart: a woman sits down at the piano to play from a piece of sheet music, but we h...
by Red Bartlett
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]
Replies: 643
Views: 78742

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]

Just finished Variete. That movie is a f%$#g masterpiece!
by Red Bartlett
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]
Replies: 643
Views: 78742

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]

I finally got around to watching my new(ish) Kinos -- Beggars of Life and Variete . Both very good films. Haven't finished Variete yet (only because I start watching so late in the evening) but it is an excellent film so far. Both seem quite low on title cards...especially Variete, which makes you f...
by Red Bartlett
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Kansas movie theater is oldest in the world
Replies: 16
Views: 2564

Re: Kansas movie theater is oldest in the world

Well, Ottawa, Kansas is a little further from Kansas City than just outside... it's about 20 min. south of Lawrence, home to KU, which is still not quite a suburb of Kansas City, as much as the megaplex keeps sprawling to it. Anyway, I know this because I spent a summer in Ottawa (I needed a summer...
by Red Bartlett
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Arbuckle: The Round Up (1920)
Replies: 73
Views: 14679

Re: Arbuckle: The Round Up (1920)

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! Any estimate on the timing of the Anthology set? Also, how many discs do you suppose it will turn out to be? Three, four discs? I'm trying to figure out how much I nee...
by Red Bartlett
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Arbuckle: The Round Up (1920)
Replies: 73
Views: 14679

Re: Arbuckle: The Round Up (1920)

Ordered and can't wait for all three box sets in the pipeline. Industrial Strength Keaton is underappreciated and I am all over a second dip. So glad Buster kept working. Agreed, all three sets sound like a slam-dunk. So glad we're getting another Sennett. I was just wondering about that the other ...
by Red Bartlett
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Arbuckle: The Round Up (1920)
Replies: 73
Views: 14679

Re: Arbuckle: The Round Up (1920)

I just pre-ordered mine. Really looking forward to the Arbuckle Anthology as well, which I'll definitely buy. Will be great to see another Arbuckle feature, as LEAP YEAR is all I've seen. Anthology? https://cinemuseumllc.com/in-production" target="_blank" target="_blank Oh! Shazzaam! That's what I'...
by Red Bartlett
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Arbuckle: The Round Up (1920)
Replies: 73
Views: 14679

Re: Arbuckle: The Round Up (1920)

Metaldams wrote:I just pre-ordered mine. Really looking forward to the Arbuckle Anthology as well, which I'll definitely buy. Will be great to see another Arbuckle feature, as LEAP YEAR is all I've seen.
Anthology?
by Red Bartlett
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: THE LOST WORLD (1925) - new restoration?
Replies: 146
Views: 46189

Re: THE LOST WORLD (1925) - new restoration?

Just so I understand correctly, this concept of hammering everything into 24fps is limited to which formats and what display configurations? DVD? Blu-ray? All TVs? I just want to understand all the pieces in the chain. Obviously good old film can run at any rate. But so too should digital. While a f...
by Red Bartlett
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: FRITZ LANG SILENT BLU BOX from Kino
Replies: 87
Views: 21086

Re: FRITZ LANG SILENT BLU BOX from Kino

We had a long thread a while back on this issue: http://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15501&start=90 (conveniently linked to my video demonstration!) Thanks for the link. It's certainly noticeable in the examples and something I suppose I've noticed in the past. I guess I sort of accepte...
by Red Bartlett
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: FRITZ LANG SILENT BLU BOX from Kino
Replies: 87
Views: 21086

Re: FRITZ LANG SILENT BLU BOX from Kino

I would have thought that digital technology would have made display frame-rate issues nonexistent, since we no longer have to crank an actual film. I clearly don't understand the technology behind it, but it just seems bizarre that modern displays have any frame rate restrictions. If I have a film ...
by Red Bartlett
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Thursday Just Before Prime Time on TCM
Replies: 3
Views: 1289

Re: Thursday Just Before Prime Time on TCM

The complete title is "John Nesbitt's Passing Parade No. 36: The Film That was Lost." TCM shows it quite often, and I recorded it in 2011, back when TCM never listed shorts in the schedule. If it isn't on the schedule, you have absolutely no way to tell it will be on. Even if you happen to be watch...
by Red Bartlett
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Tinted TRIP TO THE MOON (1902) with new music scores!
Replies: 41
Views: 8605

Re: Tinted TRIP TO THE MOON (1902) with new music scores!

I almost always prefer a traditional approach -- there's no reason to present diluted antiques to people who enjoy antiques. Just restore them to their original glory and time. But I actually liked the score that came with the other release. It's a surreal film, and the "trippy" soundtrack didn't bo...
by Red Bartlett
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]
Replies: 643
Views: 78742

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]

Ace of Hearts
(1921) - Lon Chaney

From the TCM Archives Lon Chaney DVD set. I enjoyed the score and the Robert Osborne intro.
by Red Bartlett
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: NitrateVille Radio Podcast
Topic: Ep.17: Jon Mirsalis on Lon Chaney & lost Laurel & Hardy
Replies: 4
Views: 2897

Re: Ep.17: Jon Mirsalis on Lon Chaney & lost Laurel & Hardy

So there's a real nice print of the 1923 Hunchback?
by Red Bartlett
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Silent/Talkies??
Replies: 20
Views: 4146

Re: Silent/Talkies??

Will the technology ever come that will be able to turn the old Silent Films into Talkies and can it happen. Will it make the films very valuable again? And finally will the heirs of the Silent stars be eligible for royalties if it happens? The technology is there. Things like this are already happ...
by Red Bartlett
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: TCM Remembers 2017
Replies: 45
Views: 6514

Re: TCM Remembers 2017

Need to add Keely Smith, unless I missed it.

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by Red Bartlett
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: TCM Remembers 2017
Replies: 45
Views: 6514

Re: TCM Remembers 2017

These are always hard to watch. I'll hold off for now. Losing Robert Osborne once, was enough.
by Red Bartlett
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: THE STATUE OF LIBERTY SHOT IN "THE IMMIGRANT"
Replies: 14
Views: 1804

Re: THE STATUE OF LIBERTY SHOT IN "THE IMMIGRANT"

Please don't pile on if this is deemed to be a stupid, obvious, or overly simplistic question, but this is something that has been bugging me ever so slightly for the past 50 years. Why did Chaplin use the shot, which is obviously stock footage, of the Statue of Liberty that was filmed from a boat ...