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by maliejandra
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Unexpected Asta Nielsen sighting
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Unexpected Asta Nielsen sighting

What a crock! What could possibly have been wrong that forced them to remove the WHOLE mural? I can understand a part of it getting cut into or damaged but this seems excessive.
by maliejandra
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Unexpected Asta Nielsen sighting
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Unexpected Asta Nielsen sighting

:shock: That is so cool! That's like this mural in Columbus near the main library downtown. I don't know why it is there or who did it, but when I spotted it in high school I squealed in shock and excitement and made sure to get pictures in case it was ever covered over. (It's still there.) http://w...
by maliejandra
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: NitrateVille Radio Podcast
Topic: Ep. 32: Pioneering Women Filmmakers, with Shelley Stamp • George Willeman of LOC
Replies: 13
Views: 1355

Re: Ep. 32: Pioneering Women Filmmakers, with Shelley Stamp • George Willeman of LOC

Just listened. I especially liked the George Willeman stuff because I am fascinated about the process of taking a film that is badly damaged or out of order, in another language, or whatever and turning it into something beautiful for screening. It would be awesome to hear an interview with someone ...
by maliejandra
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Carol Channing Has Died at 97
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: Carol Channing Has Died at 97

I got her autograph last year and was pleased that she responded. Of course she had a prolific stage career but my love for her came from her memorable lively performance in Thoroughly Modern Millie.
by maliejandra
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: NitrateVille Radio Podcast
Topic: Ep. 33: Author Gwenda Young on Forgotten Master Clarence Brown
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: Ep. 33: Author Gwenda Young on Forgotten Master Clarence Brown

The site is up and working and I ordered my copy today!
by maliejandra
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Stan & Ollie Film (2018) Cinema Release
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Stan & Ollie Film (2018) Cinema Release

I’m going to see it the day it is released here in Ohio, Jan. 25th with our local Sons of the Desert tent.
by maliejandra
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 120
Views: 2174

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2019)

I’m having a great time watching my Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd set. I’m enjoying the films more than the Patsy Kelly shorts and they look better too. One of the most fun parts is seeing all the auxiliary players who are very familiar to me from watching Our Gang shorts so many times like Estelle Ete...
by maliejandra
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: NitrateVille Radio Podcast
Topic: Ep. 33: Author Gwenda Young on Forgotten Master Clarence Brown
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: Ep. 33: Author Gwenda Young on Forgotten Master Clarence Brown

I'm trying to add it to my cart but the website doesn't seem to be working. I even tried to create an account but it won't let me. :(
by maliejandra
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What Film Books Have You Read Lately?
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: What Film Books Have You Read Lately?

Dave, I really liked that one too. I especially liked the Jane Wyman interview and it rekindled my love for her. I watched a few more of her films after reading it. In 2018 I read several film books, my favorites being Jean Arthur: The Actress Nobody Knew by John Oller, Lucky Stars: Janet Gaynor And...
by maliejandra
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Birthday scenes
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Birthday scenes

The first one that comes to mind is Mary Pickford preparing a birthday cake and party for her father in Little Annie Rooney.
by maliejandra
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: January Star of the Month – Gloria Swanson
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: January Star of the Month – Gloria Swanson

I agree with Mike: Don’t Change Your Husband and Why Change Your Wife are fun movies where Gloria get to show off her skills as a clotheshorse and the stories are fun (and very similar). I think Male and Female is essential viewing too, if only to see that scene where the lion has her pinned down on...
by maliejandra
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: NitrateVille Radio Podcast
Topic: Ep. 33: Author Gwenda Young on Forgotten Master Clarence Brown
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: Ep. 33: Author Gwenda Young on Forgotten Master Clarence Brown

I just got around to listening to this one. I would love to read the book! The price seems a bit steep for me right now, especially since I have so many I haven't read, including a few new ones. I feel like a kindred spirit with Young who also loves Joan Crawford, especially these early films where ...
by maliejandra
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: December Star of the Month – Myrna Loy
Replies: 22
Views: 646

Re: December Star of the Month – Myrna Loy

What you view as subtlety I see as mediocrity. She was a fine actress and she was pretty too but I just don't see anything extra special about her. I know I'm in the minority on this, and that's fine. (On the other hand, I LOVE June Allyson and Betty Hutton, so there is that. My husband always says ...
by maliejandra
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Supreme Court Denies Review of Olivia de Havilland's 'Feud' Lawsuit
Replies: 0
Views: 190

Supreme Court Denies Review of Olivia de Havilland's 'Feud' Lawsuit

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/supreme-court-denies-review-olivia-de-havillands-feud-lawsuit-1174078 The 102-year-old actress has lost her case over a series that she claimed depicted her falsely and unfairly. Olivia de Havilland, the 102-year-old actress known for roles in Gone With the ...
by maliejandra
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2019]
Replies: 55
Views: 1287

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2019]

This isn’t even Filmmaking 101 level of direction; it’s how Joe Cobb might direct Mary Kornman and Mickey Daniels in a parodic film-within-a-film of Our Gang. :lol: Love it! As for the acting, well, nobody is given a character of more than one dimension, and the only actors who might be able to tra...
by maliejandra
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: New trove of films just found
Replies: 16
Views: 1674

Re: New trove of films just found

:lol: Until then: Image
by maliejandra
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Old Ironsides (1926) Kino BluRay release
Replies: 25
Views: 1024

Re: Old Ironsides (1926) Kino BluRay release

I bought a copy but haven't watched it yet. I saw the film at my first Cinevent in 2007 and loved it so I was happy to see it get a formal release.
by maliejandra
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2019]
Replies: 55
Views: 1287

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched (2019)

I already reported on Fanchon the Cricket in another thread, but I'll reiterate it here. The restoration is great, and Mary Pickford is vivacious as always. The visuals are somewhat static, as are many films of that era, but it was fun to see all three Pickfords on screen together. However, the scor...
by maliejandra
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: Columbus, OH: That Brennan Girl (1946) Feb. 24 3:30PM
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Columbus, OH: That Brennan Girl (1946) Feb. 24 3:30PM

That Brennan Girl (Alfred Santell, 1946) Feb 24, 2019 3:30 PM Film/Video Theater Wexner Center https://www.wexarts.org/film-video/brennan-girl In early 2018, The Museum of Modern Art in New York presented a Martin Scorsese–selected series of films produced at B-movie studio Republic Pictures that we...
by maliejandra
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: Columbus, OH: Laurel & Hardy x4 Feb. 24 11:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Columbus, OH: Laurel & Hardy x4 Feb. 24 11:30 AM

Laurel and Hardy X 4 Helpmates (James Parrott, 1932), County Hospital (James Parrott, 1932), Busy Bodies (Lloyd French, 1933), That’s That (1937) Feb 24, 2019 11:30 AM Film/Video Theater Wexner Center https://www.wexarts.org/film-video/laurel-and-hardy-x-4 The UCLA Film & Television Archive is engag...
by maliejandra
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: Columbus, OH: Prisoners of the Earth (1939) Feb. 23 4:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Columbus, OH: Prisoners of the Earth (1939) Feb. 23 4:45 PM

Prisoners of the Earth (Prisioneros de la tierra, Mario Soffici, 1939) Introduced by Margaret Bodde, Executive Director, The Film Foundation Feb 23, 2019 4:45 PM Film/Video Theater Wexner Center https://www.wexarts.org/film-video/prisoners-earth Widely considered to be the greatest Argentine film of...
by maliejandra
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: Columbus, OH: Detour (1945) Feb. 23 2:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Columbus, OH: Detour (1945) Feb. 23 2:30 PM

Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945) Introduced by John Polito, Founder and Chief Engineer, Audio Mechanics Feb 23, 2019 2:30 PM Film/Video Theater Wexner Center https://www.wexarts.org/film-video/detour One of the greatest examples of film noir, the low-budget Detour follows a hard-edged piano player (Tom...
by maliejandra
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: Columbus, OH: Notorious (1946) Feb 23 12:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 15

Columbus, OH: Notorious (1946) Feb 23 12:00 PM

Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946) Introduced by Eric Luszcz, Digital Restoration Artist, Criterion Collection Feb 23, 2019 12:00 PM Film/Video Theater Wexner Center https://www.wexarts.org/film-video/notorious Considered a turning point in Hitchcock’s career for its thematic maturity, Notorious sta...
by maliejandra
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: Columbus, OH: The Great Buster (2018) Jan 24 & 25 7PM
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Columbus, OH: The Great Buster (2018) Jan 24 & 25 7PM

The Great Buster (Peter Bogdanovich, 2018) Thu, Jan 24, 7:00 PM & Fri, Jan 25, 7:00 PM Wexner Center Film/Video Theater https://www.wexarts.org/film-video/great-buster Buster Keaton remains one of the most enduring, influential, and groundbreaking big-screen comedians to come out of the silent film ...
by maliejandra
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Columbus, OH: Battling Butler (1926) Feb 26 1:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Columbus, OH: Battling Butler (1926) Feb 26 1:30 PM

Battling Butler Feb 24, 2019 1:30 PM (Buster Keaton, 1926) Introduced by Tim Lanza, Vice President and Archivist, Cohen Film Collection Wexner Center Film/Video Theater https://www.wexarts.org/film-video/battling-butler A joint endeavor between the Cohen Film Collection and the Cineteca di Bologna, ...
by maliejandra
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Columbus, OH: Filibus (1915) Feb 21 7:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Columbus, OH: Filibus (1915) Feb 21 7:30 PM

Filibus (Mario Roncoroni, 1915) Introduced by Amy Heller and Dennis Doros, Co-owners, Milestone Films Feb 21, 2019 7:30 PM Wexner Center Film/Video Theater https://www.wexarts.org/film-video/filibus Featuring what some say is the screen’s first lesbian character, the Italian silent thriller Filibus ...
by maliejandra
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: Tallulah Bankhead's The Big Show
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Tallulah Bankhead's The Big Show

I backed it yesterday. I've been hearing about the amount of research Martin put into this book for a few years now and I know it is going to be good.
by maliejandra
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)
Replies: 68
Views: 1890

Re: NEW KICKSTARTER ON JANUARY 1

I'm chomping at the bit to find out what this is!
by maliejandra
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Pending releases from Flicker Alley
Replies: 71
Views: 13963

Re: Pending releases from Flicker Alley

I watched Fanchon the Cricket today. The story is run-of-the-mill but it is cool to see all three Pickfords on the screen together, and the restoration is really beautiful. However I have to complain about the music score. Who is choosing these ultra-modern scores? Do they think they’re attracting n...