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by Henry Nicolella
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Title of Garbo silent?
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Title of Garbo silent?

Thanks! I'll pass the suggestions on to my friend.
by Henry Nicolella
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Title of Garbo silent?
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Title of Garbo silent?

A friend is trying to recall the title of a Garbo silent that has the following scene: Greta Garbo returns to her home in one scene, a kind of deco-style place, and -- being upset -- she flips the light switch on and off again, repeatedly
Anyone know?
by Henry Nicolella
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: New book on Frank Wisbar
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: New book on Frank Wisbar

Appreciate it. I think Wisbar definitely deserves a little more recognition than he's received thus far. You're in North Carolina? I hope you're okay. My daughter and grandson live near Myrtle Beach and now the two of them, their two dogs and their cat are staying with us here in Syracuse for the du...
by Henry Nicolella
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Marty Kearns
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Marty Kearns

Does video dealer Marty Kearns (sp?) have a website? He's come to Capitolfest a couple of times and usually brings some interesting titles.
by Henry Nicolella
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: New book on Frank Wisbar
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: New book on Frank Wisbar

Thanks! Not too long ago I was in Buffalo, NY and got together with Frank Wisbar's daughter Tania to see a play she had written based (loosely) on her mother and father. It was titled "The Red Dress" and was very well done.
by Henry Nicolella
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1637
Views: 127862

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

MOON OVER MOROCCO (aka FIVE CURSED GENTLEMEN) is a 1931 thriller directed by Julien Duvivier and based on a 1913 novel. It was filmed in Morocco and there’s so much footage devoted to the people, customs, etc. that it seems like a travelogue at times. Five Frenchmen vacationing in Morocco run into t...
by Henry Nicolella
Sun May 13, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Murnau Stiftung
Replies: 16
Views: 4633

Re: Murnau Stiftung

He's not listed as such at film portal dehttps://www.filmportal.de/film/sensation-im-win ... 81ee9140f0" target="_blank
I've seen the film and Joe May's name is not in the credits. Other than the IMDB is there a source that connects May to the movie?
by Henry Nicolella
Sun May 13, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Murnau Stiftung
Replies: 16
Views: 4633

Re: Murnau Stiftung

SENSATION IM WINTERGARTEN (1929) was directed by Gennaro Righelli, not Joe May.
by Henry Nicolella
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: New book on Frank Wisbar
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: New book on Frank Wisbar

Many thanks! I hope you enjoy it.
by Henry Nicolella
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: New book on Frank Wisbar
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

New book on Frank Wisbar

Some self-promotion here. My book on the film and television career of Frank Wisbar is now available from McFarland. Wisbar came to his own as a director in Germany just as the Nazis took over. There was no place for his artistry in the Third Reich so he eventually fled to America where he labored i...
by Henry Nicolella
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Go and Get It (1920)
Replies: 5
Views: 2304

Re: Go and Get It (1920)

The Cineteca Nazionale Italiana according to the lady who posted the info on the Facebook Silent Movie group. No response as of yet as to the source. A mistake, most likely.
by Henry Nicolella
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Go and Get It (1920)
Replies: 5
Views: 2304

Go and Get It (1920)

Has a print of this horror/action film turned up in the Cineteca Film Archive?
by Henry Nicolella
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: The Sea Wolf (1941) Finally Restored to Original Length!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2135

Re: The Sea Wolf (1941) Finally Restored to Original Length!

Didn't the long version play at Syracuse Cinefest long ago?
by Henry Nicolella
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Enter to win Beggars of Life and Variete from Kino Classics
Replies: 56
Views: 12931

Re: Enter to win Beggars of Life and Variete from Kino Class

METROPOLIS, hands down Love all the extra footage.
VARIETE would be my choice.
by Henry Nicolella
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Capitolfest, Rome, NY
Replies: 8
Views: 1897

Re: Capitolfest, Rome, NY

Another excellent Capitolfest. Much as I loved Cinefest and feel its absence every March, the Rome show is much more relaxing. THE COUNTESS OF MONTE -CRISTO was by far my favorite. Fay Wray and Patsy Kelly make quite the team and the scene where they drive off the set to the open-mouth astonishment ...
by Henry Nicolella
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Flight from Destiny (1941)
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Re: Flight from Destiny (1941)

It might well have been David Bruce-though it would be an atypical role for him-but it's been so long since I've seen the film, I can't remember for sure.
by Henry Nicolella
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Flight from Destiny (1941)
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Flight from Destiny (1941)

My vhs of this odd, offbeat movie is long gone but I'm wondering who played the student who was inspired to kill by Thomas Mitchell's actions. He is in the cell next to Mitchell's towards the end of the movie.
by Henry Nicolella
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Media History Digital Library
Topic: Hollywood Reporter
Replies: 5
Views: 7752

Hollywood Reporter

What are the chances, I wonder, of Lantern getting "Hollywood Reporter?" It would be a great research tool.
by Henry Nicolella
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: SCENE STEALING KITTIES
Replies: 50
Views: 11977

Re: SCENE STEALING KITTIES

Ellen is playing with a cat at the beginning of NOSFERATU. Some critics think there's something particularly significant about it; if so, it's lost on me. In MASK OF DIJON a rather disloyal cat playfully bats at a guillotine rope causing the blade to come down on his master, Erich von Stroheim. That...
by Henry Nicolella
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: SCENE STEALING KITTIES
Replies: 50
Views: 11977

Re: SCENE STEALING KITTIES

In FRANKENSTEIN little Maria is playing with a cat just before the Monster comes on scene. Kitty looks ticked off enough to throw Maria in the drink herself.
by Henry Nicolella
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2017)
Replies: 2028
Views: 322980

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2017)

Re THE SILENT PLAYGROUND
"It is on BFI Player, to watch for £2.50. By the way, is the matinee film or theatre?"

It's a movie, a western, and the kids really whoop it up.
Speaking of BFI player has anyone watched the 1934 TELL-TALE HEART (AKA A BUCKET OF BLOOD)?
by Henry Nicolella
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2017)
Replies: 2028
Views: 322980

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2017)

Henry Nicolella wrote: THE SILENT PLAYGROUND (1963) is a low budget British drama shot entirely on location with no well-known actors in the cast. It has an absorbing documentary feel to it and is both suspenseful and poignant. While waiting in line for a kiddie matinee, a group of children are give...
by Henry Nicolella
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2017)
Replies: 2028
Views: 322980

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2017)

THE SILENT PLAYGROUND (1963) is a low budget British drama shot entirely on location with no well-known actors in the cast. It has an absorbing documentary feel to it and is both suspenseful and poignant. While waiting in line for a kiddie matinee, a group of children are given "candy" by a passing ...
by Henry Nicolella
Sun May 28, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1944)
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Re: Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1944)

I've never seen the movie but the synopsis here includes the ending. https://www.afi.com/members/catalog/Det ... &Movie=602" target="_blank
by Henry Nicolella
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: FILM NOIR BEGINS WITH THE SILENTS-
Replies: 16
Views: 3358

Re: FILM NOIR BEGINS WITH THE SILENTS-

"While New York Sleeps" (1920)
by Henry Nicolella
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2017]
Replies: 648
Views: 136547

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2017]

The Brothers Karamazov (1921) This film version of the Dostoevsky novel by director Carl Froelich has a great cast but is far from a great movie. Obviously, any cinematic adaptation of the story-and this is especially true of a silent- is going find it near impossible to tackle Dostoevsky’s themes o...
by Henry Nicolella
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The devil in vintage film
Replies: 38
Views: 8016

Re: The devil in vintage film

Ernst Lubitsch in HANS TRUTZ IM SCHLARAFFENLAND (1917)
by Henry Nicolella
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: London Before Midnight
Replies: 0
Views: 841

London Before Midnight

An evening with Mr. Chaney
http://mapstudiocafe.com/events/the-las ... -presents/" target="_blank