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by Ray Faiola
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Some Upcoming Blu-Rays
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: Some Upcoming Blu-Rays

I ran PHANTOM LADY for my Rialto crowd last year (mint original 16 print). None of them had seen it. Everyone was flabergasted by the jam session scene. Still packs a wallop!! One of the most interesting things about the film for me is the complete absence of incidental scoring. There is a perfuncto...
by Ray Faiola
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Film on 16mm projectors
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Film on 16mm projectors

Here's my Ektachrome print of MURDER ON THE SCREEN. A DRAGNET-spoof instructional on proper film care.

by Ray Faiola
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 118
Views: 2158

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

Got in a print of MUSIC IN MY HEART, a 1940 minor musical with Tony Martin, Rita Hayworth, Edith Fellows, George Tobias, Alan Mowbray, Eric Blore, George Humbert and Andre Kostelanetz. Very amiable film about a singer who's only mildly trying to avoid being deported. The immigration official is a re...
by Ray Faiola
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Original Release Cut of Pardon Us 1931
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: Original Release Cut of Pardon Us 1931

I recall one version of PARDON US, maybe on the old LAUREL & HARDY (colorized) SHOW, where they included the solitary cell sequence twice. Very bizarre.
by Ray Faiola
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: "Stan and Ollie" American Release Date Announced
Replies: 8
Views: 1487

Re: "Stan and Ollie" American Release Date Announced

I saw the picture yesterday at Landmark Theaters on West 57th St, just down the block from CBS. It was a very nice fairy tale. Aside from the incidental and setting mistakes (a 1951 Monogram Little Rascals poster in 1937?), it was a very interesting narrative. Of course, the resentments never occurr...
by Ray Faiola
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 118
Views: 2158

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

In light of last year's discussion of what constitutes a noir, your calling this a neo-noir strikes me as interesting. Would you be kind enough to explain why the "neo-"? Bob Well, it's partially a standard crime drama but with individual sequences of stylized lighting and emotional intensity. Mayb...
by Ray Faiola
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 118
Views: 2158

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

BACKLASH (1947 dir. Eugene Forde). Okay, this is an oddity. Produced independently by former Fox B unit head Sol Wurtzel (things have gone from bad to Wurtzel) and released by Fox. For some reason, the only materials Fox has (they apparently retained custody) is a (35mm?) print with video-created ma...
by Ray Faiola
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Atoll K Blu-ray
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Atoll K Blu-ray

The ending is almost an after-thought. Very cheaply staged and, I believe, it is the only "interior" scene in the picture.

The new blu ray is terrific. I have an uncut 16mm original print (with ROBINSON CRUSOELAND titles) and it's nice to know that the complete version will now have a wide audience.
by Ray Faiola
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Talking About Broadcasting
Topic: PEPSI (1984)
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: PEPSI (1984)

This is my favorite Pepsi spot - actually a theater snipe. Transferred from 16mm:

by Ray Faiola
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Talking About Broadcasting
Topic: What Movie Stars Have You Watched on Vintage TV Recently?
Replies: 19
Views: 3316

Re: What Movie Stars Have You Watched on Vintage TV Recently?

Jack Durant made a LAUGH-IN appearance but I've never been able to track down the episode (# 112 2/21/72).
by Ray Faiola
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: I can't believe they said that ....
Replies: 27
Views: 2357

Re: I can't believe they said that ....

How about Bing Crosby reminiscing with Hope in ROAD TO UTOPIA about the lady blacksmith - "What a right hand!"
by Ray Faiola
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Tim and Irene Ryan 1930's Comedy Shorts - Do They Still Exist?
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: Tim and Irene Ryan 1930's Comedy Shorts - Do They Still Exist?

I have a really nice print of JUST PLAIN FOLKS with Tim and Irene. I also have the incredible SULTAN'S DAUGHTER in which they both appear and Irene does a specialty act. I wish Warners would release this Monogram gem.
by Ray Faiola
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Producer Paul Gregory
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Producer Paul Gregory

A great friend of Laughton's. He produced the traveling DON JUAN IN HELL with the First Drama Quartet (Laughton, Moorehead, Boyer, Hardwicke). Gregory also produced the follow-up JOHN BROWN'S BODY which Laughton directed with Tyrone Power. Recordings of both productions can still be found. I have tw...
by Ray Faiola
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 2062
Views: 146947

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

Watched The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) which boasts a marvelous performance by Charles Laughton as the feisty king (until the final sequence which is all ham and make-up). I just picked up a spectacular Kodak original to replace my Blackhawk print. Last film I watched - last night - was Univ...
by Ray Faiola
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Media History Digital Library
Topic: The Laurel & Hardy Forum
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Re: The Laurel & Hardy Forum

It was down, then back, now it's been down for many weeks. I think they've resolved themselves to Facebook. Too bad, especially with renewed interest in the Boys.

https://www.facebook.com/LaurelAndHardyForum/
by Ray Faiola
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Music For Silents
Topic: Harry Rosenthal Shows How It's Done!
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Harry Rosenthal Shows How It's Done!

Harry became part of the Preston Sturges stock company. A very funny giuy.
by Ray Faiola
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: 1944 rerelease of Sign of the cross - anywhere?
Replies: 15
Views: 839

Re: 1944 rerelease of Sign of the cross - anywhere?

Stanley Ridges has a shuddering role in the 1936 film of WINTERSET. He plays Eduardo Ciannelli's "Shadow" and makes a back-from-neaer-death entrance that scared the wits out of me when i first saw it.
by Ray Faiola
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: ROBIN HOOD - The Lions are at the Gate!
Replies: 29
Views: 890

ROBIN HOOD - The Lions are at the Gate!

Well, looks like Lionsgate's 100 Mil "blockbuster" ROBIN HOOD is a bust. It's this year's version of THE LONE RANGER.
by Ray Faiola
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Great Movies No One's Seen: The Silver Cord
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Great Movies No One's Seen: The Silver Cord

I first saw this when I was going through the RKO library at WCIX in Miami. Loved it. I have a beautiful C&C print. Crews was in the Broadway play.

Lou also brought up VILLAGE TALE, based on the book by Philip "State Fair" Stong. A very offbeat small town soaper with some shocking moments.
by Ray Faiola
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Talkie Screenings
Topic: Nat King Cole in 3-D!
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Nat King Cole in 3-D!

Bob - are you running the entire Russ Morgan short? I picked up a 16 but someone had cut out the Cole footage!!
by Ray Faiola
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Famous Studios Popeye Shorts coming to Blu
Replies: 19
Views: 1498

Re: Famous Studios Popeye Shorts coming to Blu

Hide the spinach!
by Ray Faiola
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Famous Studios Popeye Shorts coming to Blu
Replies: 19
Views: 1498

Re: Famous Studios Popeye Shorts coming to Blu

My favorite!

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by Ray Faiola
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The Perfect Specimen (1937)
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: The Perfect Specimen (1937)

The book (Samuel Hopkins Adams) was published by Liveright. They were acquired by Norton. It's strange that rights cannot be negotiated. That's assuming Adams ("Night Bus") is the thorn.

Anyway, here's the trailer:

by Ray Faiola
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Actor ID help: Gold Diggers of '33
Replies: 14
Views: 1571

Re: Actor ID help: Gold Diggers of '33

He looks like Duke York's chubby cousin!
by Ray Faiola
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Countless New Galleries and a Tagging System
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: Countless New Galleries and a Tagging System

Thanks, I appreciate it! Ordered!
by Ray Faiola
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: WELLS FARGO (1937)
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Re: WELLS FARGO (1937)

This one has driven me nuts for years. Lloyd Nolan is nearly eliminated from the cut version.
by Ray Faiola
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Countless New Galleries and a Tagging System
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: Countless New Galleries and a Tagging System

Well, the article at Criterion discussed it but has anyone seen the disc with the "Little List" number in it?
by Ray Faiola
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Countless New Galleries and a Tagging System
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: Countless New Galleries and a Tagging System

Amazing site!

Okay, I have a mint Technicolor print of THE MIKADO. But I do NOT have the "Little List" sequence, deleted after initial release for obvious reasons!

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by Ray Faiola
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Announcing Library of Congress National Screening Room website
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

Re: Announcing Library of Congress National Screening Room website

They have a great FRANKENSTEIN (Edison) without Detlaff's watermarks, and a Fleischer RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER with the complete original soundtrack.
by Ray Faiola
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: "The Adventures of Robin Hood" Unique Recording
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: "The Adventures of Robin Hood" Unique Recording

I have one of the discs on English Decca. I think it is "Pestilence" and "Attack".

Nick Cooper, who knows-all vis-a-vis THINGS TO COME, wroite about the music here:

http://www.nickcooper.org.uk/ttc/ttcmusic.htm

Thanks again for the info on ROBIN HOOD!