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by maliejandra
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Columbus, OH: Couer Fidele (1923) Oct 16 7pm
Replies: 0
Views: 30

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: 10445

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: 6
Views: 571

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: 1229

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: 534

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: 1927

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: 3411

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: 2261

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: 4050

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.
by maliejandra
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31
Replies: 94
Views: 24303

Re: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31

The Columbia sets (vol. 1 & 2) can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Charley-Chase-Shorts-Vol-01/dp/B00AIA89ZA The Kino sets are a great way to see the silents. Vol. 1 has Mighty Like a Moose, one of his best. I wouldn't recommend the Becoming Charley Chase set for a beginner. It gives a glimpse...
by maliejandra
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Did Charles Farrell's acting EVER get any better?
Replies: 56
Views: 10858

Re: Did Charles Farrell's acting EVER get any better?

Aww, I like him! (But then I like his type a lot-- Van Johnson being a favorite.) Old Ironsides and Lucky Star are excellent and they couldn't be so if he were terrible.
by maliejandra
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31
Replies: 94
Views: 24303

Re: Charley Chase: The Hal Roach Talkies Volume One 1930-31

I would recommend the Columbia short releases too. They're very polished. True, you're going to be more likely to laugh out loud when you're watching the movies with an audience. I recommend coming to Cinevent for the annual Charley Chase program for this, or if you aren't close enough or don't want...
by maliejandra
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: NitrateVille Radio Podcast
Topic: Ep. 24: Cinevent 50 with Leonard Maltin, Biffle & Shooster
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Re: Ep. 24: Cinevent 50 with Leonard Maltin, Biffle & Shoost

I love all the different perspectives and think including your ride-home conversation was brilliant! Thanks for including me; it was very flattering to be asked. I look forward to the next one about Cinevent.
by maliejandra
Thu May 31, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Sweater Girls and KIller Robots: Cinevent 50 Festival Report
Replies: 9
Views: 2092

Re: Sweater Girls and KIller Robots: Cinevent 50 Festival Re

Great reviews! I've been waiting to hear what people thought of the show and the films. Wednesday I was Tour Guide Barbie for the Wexner Center show, ferrying people on and off the bus and handing out tickets. To those of you who took a chance on Cinevent transportation to get to the Wexner Center, ...
by maliejandra
Tue May 29, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Hedy Lamarr profile on PBS' AMERICAN MASTERS
Replies: 12
Views: 2557

Re: Hedy Lamarr profile on PBS' AMERICAN MASTERS

I finished this one last night. I didn't know a lot about her later life so that was informative, and I think it is interesting how conflicted she was about her screen image. I knew she worked on things that led to GPS, and I didn't feel like I learned a great deal concerning that. What fascinated m...
by maliejandra
Tue May 22, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Hedy Lamarr profile on PBS' AMERICAN MASTERS
Replies: 12
Views: 2557

Re: Hedy Lamarr profile on PBS' AMERICAN MASTERS

I was disappointed to learn that she was writing her memoirs but never finished and published them. There is a book out that claims to be written by her, but it is notoriously scandalous and done by someone else. (In spite of that, I own a copy. Just haven't read it.)
by maliejandra
Tue May 22, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Narrow Margin Question (Spoiler Alert)
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: Narrow Margin Question (Spoiler Alert)

Aww I was hoping you WERE related! I love that kid-- both in this film and A Holiday Affair.
by maliejandra
Wed May 16, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Thelma and Zasu/Patsy at last
Replies: 8
Views: 2480

Re: Thelma and Zasu/Patsy at last

I'm glad some of the lesser-known Hal Roach comedies are coming available. That studio could do no wrong, in my eyes.
by maliejandra
Tue May 15, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Why You Should Watch Silent Movies With Your Kid
Replies: 9
Views: 2080

Re: Why You Should Watch Silent Movies With Your Kid

In my experience, people who reject old movies on the whole never watched them as kids so they feel unfamiliar and uncomfortable, almost like putting a classic tome in front of a non-reader. It is intimidating. My almost-2-year-old has been exposed to old movies since birth. I used to pop silent mov...
by maliejandra
Mon May 14, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Best Coffee Table Books on the Movies?
Replies: 18
Views: 2295

Re: Best Coffee Table Books on the Movies?

Some of my favorites include:

Mary Pickford Rediscovered by Kevin Brownlow
The Little Rascals: The Life and Times of Our Gang by Leonard Maltin and Richard W. Bann
Sin in Soft Focus by Mark. A Vieira
Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital by Darrell Rooney & Mark A. Vieira
by maliejandra
Mon May 14, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Cinevent - Columbus, Oh. Film Schedule Announced
Replies: 8
Views: 2087

Re: Cinevent - Columbus, Oh. Film Schedule Announced

Its your loss. It's going to be a great show this year, extra special since it is the 50th. I'm excited that Leonard Maltin will be there, and I hope he gives his opinion of the show either on his website, podcast, or Facebook videos. It'll be nice to hear how the show compares to the early years wh...
by maliejandra
Thu May 10, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Mary Pickford Foundation's (4K) Restoration Project
Replies: 24
Views: 10158

Re: The Mary Pickford Foundation's (4K) Restoration Project

I'm THRILLED to hear this. I've wanted to see Madame Butterfly and Rosita for years, basically since the beginning of my interest in silents. I've never seen Fanchon the Cricket either, which will be released by Flicker Alley as a double bill with Little Annie Rooney.
by maliejandra
Thu May 03, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Pending releases from Flicker Alley
Replies: 49
Views: 10445

Re: Pending releases from Flicker Alley

Bob Furem wrote:Will someone please release Rosita?
Hear hear!
by maliejandra
Wed May 02, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: Columbus, OH: Gog & The Maze in 3D May 23 7pm
Replies: 0
Views: 715

Columbus, OH: Gog & The Maze in 3D May 23 7pm

https://www.wexarts.org/film-video/maze-gog" target="_blank 3D X 2 DOUBLE FEATURE The Maze (William Cameron Menzies, 1953) The Gog (Herbert L. Strock, 1954) Wed, May 23, 2018 7 PM & 8:30 PM Wexner Center 1871 N High St Columbus, OH 43210 Join us for this special double bill of classics from the gold...
by maliejandra
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Research about silent cinema fans - Silent film festivals
Replies: 27
Views: 5169

Re: Research about silent cinema fans - Silent film festival

I've attended Cinevent every year since 2007 (except 2016 because of forced bed-rest), I made it to the final Cinefest and I went to Capitolfest for the first time last year. I kick myself for never having attended Cinesation when it was in Massillon.
by maliejandra
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: FOX FILM RESTORATIONS at MOMA!
Replies: 30
Views: 5598

Re: FOX FILM RESTORATIONS at MOMA!

Oh how I wish I lived close! There is so much candy in this lineup.
by maliejandra
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Lego Singing in the Rain Set
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: Lego Singing in the Rain Set

Cute!
by maliejandra
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Bessie Love interview 1970s
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: Bessie Love interview 1970s

She sounds like a heavy smoker-- not a voice you'd expect out of such a petite woman.
by maliejandra
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Atlantic: A Landslide of Classic Art Is About to Enter the P
Replies: 26
Views: 4403

Re: Atlantic: A Landslide of Classic Art Is About to Enter t

I agree with Matthew. If there is a chance the profits will be lower on something that is easily accessible, or if there is a good chance someone will rip off your work due to the original content being in the public domain, someone looking to work on a restoration might have second thoughts and mov...