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by maliejandra
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: 11/11 – The 1st Annual Watch-a-Movie-for-George-athon!
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: 11/11 – The 1st Annual Watch-a-Movie-for-George-athon!

This is sweet. Most of my movie friends live far away and we only get together every so often, so it is really wonderful that you had someone close you could watch old stuff with. (And someone who saw them when they were new to boot!) I can't promise I'll be able to watch anything since I've got two...
by maliejandra
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Lina - DeMille's Godless Girl
Replies: 14
Views: 1756

Re: Lina - DeMille's Godless Girl

I've wanted to read this for a long time, (movie star autobiographies are my favorite!) but the price is prohibitive. Good to know that if I ever shell out money for it, it will be worth my time.
by maliejandra
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:16 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)

While giving the film his highest rating, New York Post critic Archer Winsten noted, "I don't think you will enjoy it, I don't think any one could." I don't think that is true. When Bondi and Moore get to spend a day together at the end is really beautiful, and their love for each other filled me w...
by maliejandra
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:06 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)

I watched Make Way for Tomorrow , a movie I had never even heard of before it popped up on TCM and sounded interesting. I was very moved by it. It is about an elderly couple who can't make payments on their house so they lose it and must rely on their four children for support. First of all, they do...
by maliejandra
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Was She Really in the Movies?
Replies: 10
Views: 1839

Re: Was She Really in the Movies?

Ah, the wonders of makeup and a well-lit photo.
by maliejandra
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Music of the Era
Topic: Best "bad" singing in a classic era film?
Replies: 32
Views: 4527

Re: Best "bad" singing in a classic era film?

Marlene Dietrich in Blonde Venus singing a lullaby to Dickie Moore always seemed sweet to me. How she ever became known as a singer is beyond me. What about Audrey Hepburn singing Moon River in Breakfast at Tiffany's? It borders being excellent because it was used so effectively, but her voice isn't...
by maliejandra
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: November Star of the Month – Lon Chaney
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: November Star of the Month – Lon Chaney

The first Lon Chaney movie I ever saw was The Unknown (because I'm a big Joan Crawford fan), and I was instantly a fan. He's a genius actor. I also really love Laugh, Clown, Laugh. The Monster is a great one too. I'd say you can't go wrong with his later films.
by maliejandra
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck
Replies: 82
Views: 4355

Re: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck

I've only had TCM for a few years, which is a short time compared to its lifespan in the U.S. so far, and already I'm finding that I've cycled through most of the films I'd wanted to see in its library... :shock: How is that possible? I've had TCM for 7 years and I'm constantly recording more than ...
by maliejandra
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Special one-day "Cinevent" event 11/10
Replies: 5
Views: 651

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

The film schedule is up. Looks good to me! 9:00am Sitting Pretty (1948) Comedy Maureen O'Hara & Clifton Webb 10:30am Saturday Morning Cartoons 11:15am Liberty (1929) Silent Comedy Laurel & Hardy 11:35am The Big Combo (1955) Film Noir Cornel Wilde & Jean Wallace 1:15pm Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) ...
by maliejandra
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck
Replies: 82
Views: 4355

Re: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck

I am not a Filmstruck subscriber, so I can't make comments from personal experience. I have cable, and my DVR and TCM keep me busy enough that I don't need any additional media outlets. But there are a lot of streaming services now. I would rather subscribe to something with more general interest mo...
by maliejandra
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: "Clarence Brown: Hollywood's Forgotten Master"
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: "Clarence Brown: Hollywood's Forgotten Master"

Looks good! I'm excited to read this. However, the list price seems pretty steep, so I hope my library picks one up that I can borrow.
by maliejandra
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Special one-day "Cinevent" event 11/10
Replies: 5
Views: 651

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

Thanks for posting Rodney! I'll be there.
by maliejandra
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: October Star of the Month – Cary Grant
Replies: 28
Views: 882

Re: October Star of the Month – Cary Grant

I read about his association with LSD from Esther Williams' autobiography. She says he recommended it to her to help her through some issues and that in a controlled environment it helped her work through a lot.
by maliejandra
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: Columbus, OH: None Shall Escape Nov. 29 & 30 7pm
Replies: 0
Views: 389

Columbus, OH: None Shall Escape Nov. 29 & 30 7pm

https://www.wexarts.org/film-video/none-shall-escape None Shall Escape 4K restoration Thu, Nov 29, 7:00 PM & Fri, Nov 30, 7:00 PM Wexner Center Film/Video Theater $6 members, students, seniors $8 general public Set during the Nuremberg-like trial of Nazi Wilhelm Grimm (played by Alexander Knox), Non...
by maliejandra
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: Columbus, OH: The Smallest Show on Earth Nov. 23 1pm
Replies: 0
Views: 200

Columbus, OH: The Smallest Show on Earth Nov. 23 1pm

https://www.wexarts.org/film-video/smallest-show-earth The Smallest Show on Earth 35 mm Nov 23, 2018 1:00 PM Wexner Center Film/Video Theater $3 all audiences In this charming British comedy, a young couple (played by real-life couple Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna) thinks their money troubles ar...
by maliejandra
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Columbus, OH: Sherlock Jr. Dec. 8 4pm
Replies: 0
Views: 179

Columbus, OH: Sherlock Jr. Dec. 8 4pm

https://www.wexarts.org/film-video/sherlock-jr Sherlock Jr. Dec 08, 2018 4:00 PM Wexner Center Film/Video Theater ZOOM TICKET PRICES MEMBERS $3 per film; $15 any six tickets GENERAL PUBLIC $4 per film; $20 any six tickets “While there is endless debate as to which is the funniest of Buster Keaton’s ...
by maliejandra
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: October Star of the Month – Cary Grant
Replies: 28
Views: 882

Re: October Star of the Month – Cary Grant

When I first became interested in old movies, Cary Grant was a name that came up a lot (probably only equaled by Clark Gable). I wasn't terribly impressed with him at the time. He wasn't my type-- I usually go for the more baby-faced jokester types. But with each subsequent film he grew on me. I lea...
by maliejandra
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Revolving Doors in Movies
Replies: 14
Views: 451

Re: Revolving Doors in Movies

We have one on the courthouse where I work. It was built in the 70s.

The first film example I thought of was the very gruesome memorable scene in The Walking Dead involving Glenn.
by maliejandra
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:35 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)

I watched Faces Places during my maternity leave. I love Agnes Varda and wanted to see this for her so when it popped up on Netflix I watched it that night. It is one of those movies you have to watch all in one sitting because like her films it conveys a feeling as much as it does information. It i...
by maliejandra
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: STAN AND OLLIE trailer
Replies: 30
Views: 2166

Re: STAN AND OLLIE trailer

It's a biopic-- most of these embellish the truth for the sake of drama. I'm sure this is no exception. But I'm excited to see it for the performances. Judging by the trailer, these two men do a pretty good job of capturing Stan and Ollie. (Don't get me started on how awful that Three Stooges movie ...
by maliejandra
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Columbus, OH: Couer Fidele (1923) Oct 16 7pm
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Columbus, OH: Couer Fidele (1923) Oct 16 7pm

https://wexarts.org/film-video/coeur-fidele Coeur fidèle (The Faithful Heart, Jean Epstein, 1923) With live music by Alloy Orchestra October 16 7pm Wexner Center for the Arts $8 Members and Students $10 General Public The renowned Alloy Orchestra—whom Roger Ebert called “the best in the world at acc...
by maliejandra
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Pending releases from Flicker Alley
Replies: 49
Views: 10602

Re: Pending releases from Flicker Alley

Hooray! I was be preordering the Mary movies.
by maliejandra
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Film Vault Fire at Cineteca di Bologna in July
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

Re: Film Vault Fire at Cineteca De Bologna in July

Very upsetting news
by maliejandra
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Petition TCM to recognize Mary Carlisle
Replies: 9
Views: 1238

Re: Petition TCM to recognize Mary Carlisle

My friend Martin always says “Don’t email. Snail mail.” It seems more formal, official and serious. You can email them programming suggestions all day but they’re inundated with emails. Snail mail is more effective. It has worked for me in the past.
by maliejandra
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Buck Parvin & the Movies: Stories of the Moving Picture Game
Replies: 1
Views: 547

Re: Buck Parvin & the Movies: Stories of the Moving Picture

According to Goodreads, it is a series of fictional short stories about the early days of the industry. They were first published in the Saturday Evening Post.
by maliejandra
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: Cincinnati, OH Hal Roach Comedies 7/17
Replies: 3
Views: 2142

Re: Cincinnati, OH Hal Roach Comedies 7/17

Looks like fun, although I wonder exactly which films they're showing. I'd go, but I'll have a newborn by then.
by maliejandra
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: NitrateVille Radio Podcast
Topic: Ep. 25: Richard Barrios: Musicals • Scott Eyman: Hank & Jim
Replies: 1
Views: 3568

Re: Ep. 25: Richard Barrios: Musicals • Scott Eyman: Hank &

Another great episode! Eyman is right; I can't think of another book that directly discusses a longtime friendship, only love entanglements.
by maliejandra
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Boris Karloff as Captain Hook in B'way Version of Peter Pan.
Replies: 27
Views: 2279

Re: Boris Karloff as Captain Hook in B'way Version of Peter

Yikes! That's some scary pirate makeup. How did we go from that to pretty-boy Jack Sparrow?
by maliejandra
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Is Lubitsch funny?
Replies: 43
Views: 4265

Re: Is Lubitsch funny?

To Be or Not to Be is a very modern film, and let us not forget about Ninotchka which may be perfect. Sure it is fun to play devil's advocate sometimes and examine "the other side" but it would be hard to argue that these movies are no good or that there are no laughs to be had.