Search found 491 matches

by rogerskarsten
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: SCHERBEN is coming to DVD?
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: SCHERBEN is coming to DVD?

The restored version of DER GANG IN DIE NACHT will also be screened at the Zeughauskino in Berlin on December 1, with the new orchestral score performed live.

~Roger
by rogerskarsten
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: More Universal Silents!
Replies: 43
Views: 5803

Re: More Universal Silents!

While they're not features, I would like to put in a vote for THE COLLEGIANS series (1926–29). The episodes are formulaic but fun examples of a genre in which going to college is more about athletics than academics.

~Roger
by rogerskarsten
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Berlin, Germany: GENUINE (1920) - Aug. 31
Replies: 1
Views: 789

Re: Berlin, Germany: GENUINE (1920) - Aug. 31

Unfortunately, the print that was screened was only a fragment -- apparently one of the sources used to piece together the reconstructed version of the film in 1996 by the film museum in Munich. That restored version was not available for screening, so we were told. I suspect that the organizers tho...
by rogerskarsten
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Berlin, Germany: GENUINE (1920) - Aug. 31
Replies: 1
Views: 789

Berlin, Germany: GENUINE (1920) - Aug. 31

GENUINE (1920), director Robert Wiene's follow-up film to THE CABINET OF DR CALIGARI, stars the U.S.American-born Fern Andra as the title figure, an exotic vamp whose presence in a bizarre mansion leads to more than one man's destruction. The running time of this print is advertised as 101 minutes, ...
by rogerskarsten
Thu May 18, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Jewelry store scenes
Replies: 9
Views: 1703

Re: Jewelry store scenes

The first film that comes to mind is ASPHALT (1929), although I'm not sure if it's a jewelry store that Betty Amann's character is in or some other kind of appraisal business.
~Roger
by rogerskarsten
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The Pantheon of Oscar Best Pictures
Replies: 56
Views: 11620

Re: The Pantheon of Oscar Best Pictures

Now that La La Land has to be removed from the list, how would you categorize Moonlight?
by rogerskarsten
Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2016]
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

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

Money to Burn (1926) was too plot heavy for its hour running time. Not sure I'd ever seen Dorothy Devore before. She plays a "South American" heiress schooled in the US who meets a ship's doctor (Malcolm McGregor) on her way home. Home is an island where her crooked grandfather and his partner sche...
by rogerskarsten
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Upcoming Edition filmmuseum releases
Replies: 53
Views: 16453

Re: Upcoming Edition filmmuseum releases

A new silent release from Edition Filmmuseum ! EF 105 THE SALVATION HUNTERS Before making (sound) film history with ‘The Blue Angel’, Viennese-born filmmaker Josef von Sternberg directed a series of thematically and stylistically daring silent films. This DVD presents the first and last of his survi...
by rogerskarsten
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Kino Lorber: New 2K Restoration of Beggars of Life Heading t
Replies: 9
Views: 2756

Re: Kino Lorber: New 2K Restoration of Beggars of Life Headi

This is great news in and of itself. Even greater would be if Mont Alto has been contracted to provide the score. Dare I hope?
~Roger
by rogerskarsten
Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Films Set On A Single Night
Replies: 18
Views: 2950

Re: Films Set On A Single Night

Maybe ARSENIC AND OLD LACE ?

~Roger
by rogerskarsten
Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Lassie Lou Ahern - Restoration Request
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: Lassie Lou Ahern - Restoration Request

After watching that video, who could not fall in love with this woman? I want her to see that film! (And I'd like to see it too.)
~Roger
by rogerskarsten
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: new Kickstarter: WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER
Replies: 118
Views: 41147

Re: new Kickstarter: WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER

Is there a way to check which post-1922 silents have fallen through the cracks? No easy way that I know of. Usually a safe bet that almost anything from MGM or Paramount will still be under copyright. Beyond that, it's anyone's guess ... or legal search. There is a big blue book of U.S. copyright r...
by rogerskarsten
Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Upcoming Edition filmmuseum releases
Replies: 53
Views: 16453

Re: Upcoming Edition filmmuseum releases

New for November 2015: HELENA. DER UNTERGANG TROJAS "The 2-disc DVD presents for the first time an unjustly forgotten classic epic of the German silent cinema in a newly reconstructed and meticulously restored version. Shooting in Munich and its surroundings with an international cast, director Manf...
by rogerskarsten
Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: SILENT ACTORS IN DUAL ROLES
Replies: 31
Views: 5417

Re: SILENT ACTORS IN DUAL ROLES

Norma Shearer in LADY OF THE NIGHT -- and here the two characters, Molly Helmer and Florence Banning, are not even related.

~Roger
by rogerskarsten
Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Amazing find of old nitrate films in a skip
Replies: 28
Views: 13542

Re: Amazing find of old nitrate films in a skip

Number 2 is THE CARDBOARD LOVER (1928), starring Marion Davies.

~Roger
by rogerskarsten
Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: 2nd Reel of Battle of the Century found
Replies: 72
Views: 27178

Re: 2nd Reel of Battle of the Century found

I see that BATTLE OF THE CENTURY is scheduled to be shown on August 6 at this year's silent film festival in Bonn, Germany. It probably won't include the newly discovered footage, will it?
~Roger
by rogerskarsten
Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2014-15]
Replies: 836
Views: 228784

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

A Swedish film entitled NORTULLSLIGAN was the best of the lot, a remarkable little film about working women getting by, starring a major actress named Tora Teje who I defy you to take your eyes off of. She's the glamorous lead in Stiller's EROTIKON, and in this film she sheds the glamor without los...
by rogerskarsten
Fri May 15, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Lost Bille Dove Film Found! Being Restored!
Replies: 11
Views: 2696

Re: Lost Bille Dove Film Found! Being Restored!

That's great news that the film is going to be restored, but it wasn't exactly lost. In fact, in this thread about Billie Dove from six years ago (and started by Gagman), Harold compiled a list of her surviving silents and it is among them, with the Czech archive listed as the holding institution. ~...
by rogerskarsten
Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Film Titles Name-Dropping Star Performers
Replies: 25
Views: 6546

Re: Film Titles Name-Dropping Star Performers

BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (1999)
by rogerskarsten
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: LA BANS DR. CALIGARI OVER POLITICS, ART
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: LA BANS DR. CALIGARI OVER POLITICS, ART

Thanks so much, unipal, for posting that excerpt!
~Roger
by rogerskarsten
Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Hurrell photo of Joan Crawford
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Hurrell photo of Joan Crawford

That is absolutely fascinating. Poor Joan certainly doesn't look at her best in the original. One wonders if similar magic could be performed under the relentless gaze of the movie camera. Maybe that's what all the 'soft focus' was about. Well, she looks like a real person in the untouched version....
by rogerskarsten
Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Pordenone impressions
Replies: 24
Views: 7773

Re: Pordenone impressions

Now for my film highlights: Number one has to be the German sexploitation flick DAS FRAUENHAUS VON RIO (1927). This Hans Steinhoff film was a rather late addition to the genre of white slave trade films. Production value was high, with Albert Steinrück, Ernst Deutsch and Kurt Gerron in leading role...
by rogerskarsten
Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: ASPHALT (1929)
Replies: 24
Views: 3305

Re: ASPHALT (1929)

As far as I know, Murnau did not have anything to do with the production of ASPHALT. It's a terrific film, by the way, well worth your time.
~Roger
by rogerskarsten
Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Yet another Downfall parody
Replies: 8
Views: 1803

Re: Yet another Downfall parody

Nope, the subtitles have no connection to the video content...
by rogerskarsten
Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Minneapolis, MN: WHY BE GOOD? (1929)
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Minneapolis, MN: WHY BE GOOD? (1929)

(Poster's note: Start making your travel plans now--and be sure to bring warm clothes...) HEIGHTS SILENT SUNDAY NIGHT EVENT - BE THE FIRST TO SEE “WHY BE GOOD?” ONCE AGAIN IN OVER 80 YEARS!! NEW DIGITAL CINEMA RESTORATION “WHY BE GOOD?” (1929) – Digital Cinema Presentation. SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2014....
by rogerskarsten
Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Berlin, Germany: DAWN (1928)
Replies: 0
Views: 473

Berlin, Germany: DAWN (1928)

Friday, August 8, 2014, 8:00 p.m. Zeughauskino (German Historical Museum, Berlin) Dawn GB 1928, Dir: Herbert Wilcox, Featuring: Sybil Thorndike, Ada Bodart, Gordon Craig, Marie Ault, 73‘ · 35 mm, engl. intertitles piano accompaniment by Peter Gotthardt Preceded by: Re-Interment of Edith Cavell , GB...
by rogerskarsten
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic Effects
Replies: 128
Views: 41797

Re: 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic Effects

Last night I had the chance to attend a screening of DR. BESSEL'S VERWANDLUNG (1927, dir. Richard Oswald), and immediately thought about this Nitrateville discussion as the plot suddenly incorporated the Spanish flu epidemic. The story is set during The War and deals with a German soldier (played by...
by rogerskarsten
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Berlin, Germany: Silent Film Series (July 18-27)
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Berlin, Germany: Silent Film Series (July 18-27)

5th Silent Film Organ Festival in Kino Babylon, Berlin (Germany), July 18-27, 2014 Featuring Anna Vavilkina and Florian C. Reithner on the Philipps Kinoorgel (the only theatre organ in Germany still in its original location) Schedule (for more details in German, see the Babylon's website ) Friday, J...
by rogerskarsten
Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: ROSE MARIE 1928 in TCM Library? What?
Replies: 27
Views: 6036

Re: ROSE MARIE 1928 in TCM Library? What?

I'm sure David's comments were meant tongue-in-cheek. Right, David?

~Roger