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by BenModel
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck
Replies: 109
Views: 5780

Re: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck

Variety posted this news about Fandor today. The (physical media vs. streaming) plot thickens…
"Fandor Lays Off Staff, Sells Assets of Indie-Film Streaming Service (EXCLUSIVE)"

Ben
by BenModel
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Dawson City Preserved Films
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Dawson City Preserved Films

Two of the Chaney titles on Jon Mirsalis' "Lon Chaney: Before the Thousand Faces" DVD from Undercrank Prod are Dawson City preservations.

Ben
by BenModel
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Post your holiday wish list and win Mary Pickford or The Ancient Law!
Replies: 51
Views: 709

Re: Post your holiday wish list and win Mary Pickford or The Ancient Law!

Can you revise the blurbs to include the names of the people who did the scores? Thanks.

Ben
by BenModel
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Backstory on "Ella Cinders"
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Backstory on "Ella Cinders"

COME ON OVER -- MoMA made a new 35mm print a few years ago from its preservation materials. Prior to that the show print they had was in 16mm.

Ben
by BenModel
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: NitrateVille Radio Podcast
Topic: Ep. 32: Pioneering Women Filmmakers, with Shelley Stamp • George Willeman of LOC
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

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

Really enjoyed this episode, and thanks for the mention of the Alice Howell project! It’ll be out at some point in 2019. We’ve had three recent showings of the LoC restoration of DISTILLED LOVE this month — one at the AFI Silver and two at MoMA — and the film’s gone over really well with audiences. ...
by BenModel
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Expanded Distribution for KIDNAPPED (1917)
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Expanded Distribution for KIDNAPPED (1917)

Don't forget WOWHD, for fans who live in in UK, Australia, Denmark, Germany, France, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Sweden!
www.wowhd.co.uk

Ben
by BenModel
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Silent Comedy International - MoMA Nov 23 to Dec 2
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Silent Comedy International - MoMA Nov 23 to Dec 2

A 10-day series entitled “Silent Comedy International” will run from Fri Nov 23 through Sun Dec 2; 10 programs, each shown twice, with screenings held every single day for 10 straight days. This is a series that Dave Kehr (MoMA), Steve Massa and I have been working on for the past couple of years, ...
by BenModel
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Found at 'Mostly Lost' vol 2 - new DVD
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: Found at 'Mostly Lost' vol 2 - new DVD


Another great review has just been posted, this time on on ZekeFilm! Interesting to see which rarities were at the top of the list for this reviewer.

Read the write-up here.

Ben
by BenModel
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Sherlock Jr.
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Re: Sherlock Jr.

Yes. Cohen Media. Some of the BK features are just coming back online in terms of licensability, but you have to book them through Cohen and you have to show their new 4K restorations as opposed to any (Kino) Blu-ray you may already own. I've booked a Sherlock Jr through them for next spring.

Ben
by BenModel
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Found at 'Mostly Lost' vol 2 - new DVD
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: Found at 'Mostly Lost' vol 2 - new DVD


The first review is up! Raquel Stecher’s “Out of the Past” site singles out a rare Monty Banks short (?!) and another with Billy Bletcher as comedy highlights of the new DVD. Read all about it right here.

Ben
by BenModel
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Found at 'Mostly Lost' vol 2 - new DVD
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Found at 'Mostly Lost' vol 2 - new DVD

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/510vhmpgcsL.jpg On October 30, 2018 Undercrank Productions will release its second DVD of rare silent films identified during the annual "Mostly Lost" film identification workshop held by the Library of Congress. The disc contains 10 films screened a...
by BenModel
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Worcester, MA: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925)
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Worchester, MA: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925)

Pretty sure someone will be playing that Wurlitzer, and not that the Wurlitzer will be accompanying the film. Oh, here it is on the theatre website...it's Clark Wilson.
by BenModel
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Music For Silents
Topic: Silent Film Music Podcast with Ben Model
Replies: 3
Views: 1592

Re: Silent Film Music Podcast with Ben Model


Something new has been added! No, sorry...not another episode, but another platform has just been added. "The Silent Film Music Podcast with Ben Model" is now available on Spotify.

Ben
by BenModel
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: new DVD - restored 1913 Kinetophone shorts
Replies: 55
Views: 4514

Re: new DVD - restored 1913 Kinetophone shorts

Another nice review has been posted, this time on Under the Radar Magazine.
www.undertheradarmag.com/reviews/the_ki ... a_reality/

Ben
by BenModel
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: new DVD - restored 1913 Kinetophone shorts
Replies: 55
Views: 4514

Re: new DVD - restored 1913 Kinetophone shorts

The 1933 print was made by Paramount, we're pretty sure, in order to use a segment from the film for an installment of the Paramount Screen Souvenir series of 1-reelers. Someone (was it Geo.?) found a listing in the trades (see below). The 1933 print has a variable density track and those little tri...
by BenModel
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Music For Silents
Topic: Silent Film Music Podcast with Ben Model
Replies: 3
Views: 1592

Re: Silent Film Music Podcast with Ben Model


BTW, my podcast is now available on Google Play Music, for anyone with an Android phone or who uses Google Play to listen to music and podcasts.

To listen or subscribe on that platform, click/tap here: bit.ly/SFMusPodcastGPM

Ben
by BenModel
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Universal Pictures restores silent film, 1929’s "The Last Wa
Replies: 15
Views: 3641

Re: Universal Pictures restores silent film, 1929’s "The Last Wa

The Universal restoration looks very good. I played for a show of it last year from a DCP we got from the studio.

Ben
by BenModel
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: music for the silent film fan
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: music for the silent film fan

This is an excellent CD. I got a copy several years ago when it was first done in a limited run, prod. by Ron Magliozzi of MoMA. All vintage silent era recordings of popular songs that were about movies and movie-going.

Ben
by BenModel
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Music For Silents
Topic: Silent Film Music Podcast with Ben Model
Replies: 3
Views: 1592

Re: Silent Film Music Podcast with Ben Model

Episode #29 is now available! Ep. 29: playing for scene breaks & film breaks, Lee Erwin's Tootsie Oodles, how'd you get that gig? and more. On this episode, Ben Model recaps his summer silent film shows, discusses musically wrapping up a scene to match the film, talks about what to do musically when...
by BenModel
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Ordering films from the LOC
Replies: 14
Views: 676

Re: Ordering films from the LOC

Scapegoat, I believe, may be missing the ending.
by BenModel
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: new DVD - restored 1913 Kinetophone shorts
Replies: 55
Views: 4514

Re: new DVD - restored 1913 Kinetophone shorts

Excellent! Let me know how it goes, ordering from them.

Ben
by BenModel
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Baby Peggy Gets 100th Birthday Tribute on TCM Oct 29
Replies: 9
Views: 1093

Re: Baby Peggy Gets 100th Birthday Tribute on TCM Sep 29

Yes, one of them turned up in a 9.5mm in Japan, MY PET, and will be shown in Pordenone this fall. My "Family Secret" DVD includes new scans from 35mm of MILES OF SMILES (restored by MoMA) and CIRCUS CLOWNS (from MoMA's reel 1 and LoC's nitrate reel 2). It's available online . Another reel of PEG O' ...
by BenModel
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Encouraging Article in the Wall Street Journal
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Encouraging Article in the Wall Street Journal

Love it or hate it, YouTube has replaced what flipping thru the dial did in the 50s-70s in terms of people discovering silent films.
by BenModel
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: new DVD - restored 1913 Kinetophone shorts
Replies: 55
Views: 4514

Re: new DVD - restored 1913 Kinetophone shorts

Have you tried ordering from WOWHD? They carry all the Undercrank Prods. DVDs for several continents including Australia. Click here to take a look.

Thanks.

Ben

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by BenModel
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Film Poster Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: Film Poster Restoration

Check out Posterfix on the web and on Facebook. There are videos of the work they do as well as photo galleries.

Ben
by BenModel
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Billy Dooley in A Reckless Romeo
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Billy Dooley in A Reckless Romeo

Was ot the 400’ from HFE? I have this and also a longer version, a TV print that’s around 600’. One has shots the other doesn’t.
by BenModel
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: new DVD - restored 1913 Kinetophone shorts
Replies: 55
Views: 4514

Re: new DVD - restored 1913 Kinetophone shorts

Thanks, Bob, for the kind words and for adding info and reviews about the films on IMDb.

Ben
by BenModel
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: new DVD - restored 1913 Kinetophone shorts
Replies: 55
Views: 4514

Re: new DVD - restored 1913 Kinetophone shorts

Hooray!
by BenModel
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: BEAUTY'S WORTH Screenings and TCM
Replies: 11
Views: 1311

Re: BEAUTY'S WORTH Screenings and TCM

FYI, this is text from an online news article on an Italian for RAI, which you can see HERE . The article also has footage of the performance. There's another Italian website story on the screening HERE . There will be another screening of the film later this year, and I'll divulge once I get the fi...
by BenModel
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: new DVD - restored 1913 Kinetophone shorts
Replies: 55
Views: 4514

Re: new DVD - restored 1913 Kinetophone shorts

Glad you snagged a copy, Agnes! I am still learning how to figure out how many of each DVD to ship to a festival.

Ben