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by bobfells
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Graphic Novel: Lon Chaney in THE MIRACLE MAN (1919)
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Graphic Novel: Lon Chaney in THE MIRACLE MAN (1919)

I don't claim to have invented a literary sub-genre, but I am happy to announce my third graphic novel based on a lost silent film. This time it's LON CHANEY IN THE MIRACLE MAN from 1919. I'm working on the Kindle ebook now. Please give it a look. Thanks. http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx129/rmf...
by bobfells
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Old Movies in HD: An Ongoing Guide
Replies: 550
Views: 306617

Re: Old Movies in HD: An Ongoing Guide

When people say they’ve seen every worthwhile film, send them to me. While the vast majority of films I see are eh! At best, I still see a good one every week or so and a great one about once a month. Bob I'd like to know how they quantify a statement like that? One would have to know the universe ...
by bobfells
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Gallery of Mastheads
Replies: 1052
Views: 386349

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

Mostly overlooked is Jean Arthur's performance in HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT (1937) which itself manages to fly under the radar for many film buffs. Her chemistry with Charles Boyer is so good that it's puzzling they never made another film together. Colin Clive gives the best performance of his caree...
by bobfells
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: ARLISS Alert! THE KING'S VACATION on TCM Thurs 12/6 @ 5:15 PM ET
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: ARLISS Alert! THE KING'S VACATION on TCM Thurs 12/6 @ 5:15 PM ET

I ran this charming picture at my home theatre last year to enthusiastic audience approval.. George Arliss and his wife are wonderful in this sweet movie! You have uncovered one of the best kept secrets in the history of film repertory showings before live audiences. And that secret is that when se...
by bobfells
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: ARLISS Alert! THE KING'S VACATION on TCM Thurs 12/6 @ 5:15 PM ET
Replies: 3
Views: 215

ARLISS Alert! THE KING'S VACATION on TCM Thurs 12/6 @ 5:15 PM ET

Don't miss one of George Arliss's most charming films, THE KING'S VACATION (1933) this Thursday, December 6, at 5:15 PM eastern time. http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx129/rmf27/Arliss%20Kings%20Vacation%202.jpg For more info, please click on this link to go to the Arliss Archives https://arlissa...
by bobfells
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: The Exchange
Topic: Nitrateville Creations:Books;DVDs;Calendars-2019 Gift Ideas!
Replies: 239
Views: 113559

Re: Nitrateville Creations:Books;DVDs;Calendars-2018 Gift Ideas!

In addition to our first graphic novel based on the apparently lost 1921 silent film George Arliss in DISRAELI (see post above), I thought I should mention our second graphic novel based on the lost 1925 silent film Gloria Swanson in MADAME SANS-GENE . Both comic books, I mean graphic novels, are av...
by bobfells
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Music of the Era
Topic: New Book for 2019 on Hollywood's Great Composers
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: New Book for 2019 on Hollywood's Great Composers

Bob,

If you purchase a copy I’ll borrow it from you.
by bobfells
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Music of the Era
Topic: New Book for 2019 on Hollywood's Great Composers
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: New Book for 2019 on Hollywood's Great Composers

A potentially fascinating book but priced for institutional purchasers. At 249 pages the retail pricing is absurd. Guess I'll just continue to listen to their music.
by bobfells
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: When you make a really stupid mistake in a book you've written...
Replies: 19
Views: 950

Re: When you make a really stupid mistake in a book you've written...

It happens in my books all the time. Nothing major (or so I like to think) but despite the most diligent proofreading on my part and on the part of others, pesky little typos somehow survive the process. But I see typos in major books by major publishing houses so I don't feel so bad because at leas...
by bobfells
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Issues With Library of Congress National Screening Room Site
Replies: 14
Views: 1013

Re: Issues With Library of Congress National Screening Room Site

I haven't gotten anything to play that's more than a minute or two in length. This has been going on for a few days now. I get a message saying the problem is with the LOC server being offline. The films I'm trying to access are not available on the LOC YT channel either. I emailed a notice to the L...
by bobfells
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Gloria Swanson in MADAME SANS-GENE - TheGraphic Novel
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Gloria Swanson in MADAME SANS-GENE - TheGraphic Novel

A link will be added once the proofing is done in the next couple of weeks. I’ll update the info.
by bobfells
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Gloria Swanson in MADAME SANS-GENE - TheGraphic Novel
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Gloria Swanson in MADAME SANS-GENE - TheGraphic Novel

Available Soon! Gloria Swanson in MADAME SANS-GENE - The Graphic Novel. This new comic book version of the long-lost silent film has been completed and is now in the proofing stage. Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other fine book sellers. Also available as a Kindle ebook. http://i748.photob...
by bobfells
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: ARLISS Alert! THE MILLIONAIRE on TCM Mon 10/15 @ 6:30 PM ET
Replies: 0
Views: 313

ARLISS Alert! THE MILLIONAIRE on TCM Mon 10/15 @ 6:30 PM ET

ARLISS Alert! TCM is showing THE MILLIONAIRE (1931) on Monday, October 15 at 6:30 PM ET. This comedy stars George and Florence Arliss, Ivan Simpson, Evalyn Knapp, and a very young James Cagney in a scene-stealing appearance!

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by bobfells
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: ARLISS Alert! THE MILLIONAIRE on TCM Mon 10/15 @ 6:30 PM ET
Replies: 6
Views: 482

ARLISS Alert! THE MILLIONAIRE on TCM Mon 10/15 @ 6:30 PM ET

ARLISS Alert! TCM is showing THE MILLIONAIRE (1931) on Monday, October 15 at 6:30 PM ET. This comedy stars George and Florence Arliss, Ivan Simpson, Evalyn Knapp, and a very young James Cagney in a scene-stealing appearance!

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by bobfells
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: New Graphic Novel: GEORGE ARLISS IN DISRAELI
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: New Graphic Novel: GEORGE ARLISS IN DISRAELI

Ed, I'm working on it now. Normally I take care of it at the same time I publish paperback with CreateSpace. But this time I decided to publish through Lulu but that should not affect my ability to publish the ebook with Kindle. Shameless plug: at the moment I'm nearing completion of my second graph...
by bobfells
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: New Graphic Novel: GEORGE ARLISS IN DISRAELI
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: New Graphic Novel: GEORGE ARLISS IN DISRAELI

Also available at Amazon France https://www.amazon.fr/George-Arliss-DISRAELI-Graphic-Silent/dp/0359067433/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1538962646&sr=8-2&keywords=george+Arliss+disraeli Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/George-Arliss-DISRAELI-Graphic-Silent/dp/0359067433/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1538962754&...
by bobfells
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: New Graphic Novel: GEORGE ARLISS IN DISRAELI
Replies: 4
Views: 494

New Graphic Novel: GEORGE ARLISS IN DISRAELI

My first graphic novel is now available from Amazon! GEORGE ARLISS IN DISRAELI is basically a comic book based on the lost 1921 silent film. The story shows that Russian meddling in the affairs of western governments is nothing new. British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli seeks to purchase the Suez...
by bobfells
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Issues With Library of Congress National Screening Room Site
Replies: 14
Views: 1013

Re: Issues With Library of Congress National Screening Room Site

The videos seem to work better on Youtube and you can increase the quality to HD. Among the many films uploaded in the last six days is a gorgeous looking print of John Ford's AIR MAIL (1932).
by bobfells
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Talking About Broadcasting
Topic: A Place to Call Home
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: A Place to Call Home

Donald, my wife and I have watched several seasons of HOME on Acorn TV. I agree that the series is well written and well acted, and the photography is top notch. But we feel that around season 3 the story ideas began getting a little strange. We began watching season 4 and left off after a few shows...
by bobfells
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Talking About Broadcasting
Topic: Thoughts on Dick Cavett?
Replies: 20
Views: 1151

Re: Thoughts on Dick Cavett?

Sounds like you guys just can't get enough of him. Here is the current man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eZ6UkKVTsk Ha, ha. There’s no denying he has a camera presence and is smart. He’s been somebody I’d watch but only depending on who his guests are. YT has clips of some good interviews with ...
by bobfells
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Talking About Broadcasting
Topic: Thoughts on Dick Cavett?
Replies: 20
Views: 1151

Re: Thoughts on Dick Cavett?

To me, Cavett was a smart preppy type who couldn't tell a simple anecdote without name-dropping. He did have a talent for calling out a guest on some absurd statement without being confrontational. For example, there's a clip on YT of Frank Capra telling Cavett the story of how LOST HORIZON had a di...
by bobfells
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Is Lubitsch funny?
Replies: 43
Views: 4525

Re: Is Lubitsch funny?

I agree that the ‘34 WIDOW is Lubitsch caught up in the MGM bureaucracy. He must have had a different deal when he returned there in ‘39.
by bobfells
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Gallery of Mastheads
Replies: 1052
Views: 386349

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

Jim Roots wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:28 am
Apologies for the misspelling of your name, bobfells.

Jim
I've been called worse.

Bob
by bobfells
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Gallery of Mastheads
Replies: 1052
Views: 386349

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

Mike said that he was looking for a photo that had "personality" so I proposed a few, among them was the one that graces the N'ville Masthead for September. The portrait was taken in conjunction with THE WORKING MAN (1933), which was a remake of $20 DOLLARS A WEEK. I rather like the photo and a clos...
by bobfells
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Silent Features on Arte & French TV
Replies: 99
Views: 52695

Re: Silent Features on Arte & French TV

Next silent on Arte on Mon 24th September 0.30 am: Der Geiger von Florenz (Impetuous Youth, 1926) directed by Paul Czinner with Conrad Veidt and Elisabeth Bergner https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BOWQ3NDgyYWItNmQyYy00YmVlLTk1[email protected]._V1...
by bobfells
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Music of the Era
Topic: 1930 Furtwangler: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Replies: 6
Views: 2093

Re: 1930 Furtwangler: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

Thanks Bruce, good to know.

Bob
by bobfells
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Oscar news
Replies: 24
Views: 1870

Re: Oscar news

Clearly, the solution is to create a new category called Temporary Oscars. These would be awarded to films that would never even be nominated but since commercializing the award is so prevalent now, any film can be called "An Academy Award Winner" to attract ticket buyers. At the end of the movie, v...
by bobfells
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: ZUFLUCHT (Carl Froelich, 1928)
Replies: 9
Views: 2329

Re: ZUFLUCHT (Carl Froelich, 1928)

About a year prior to the release of ZUFLUCHT, Henny made this record with Richard Tauber. https://youtu.be/nppd06FxNME" target="_blank This is an auto-translation of the German description found on YT: Hello friends of rare recordings Here is a recording on Odeon in March 1927. Richard Tauber the K...
by bobfells
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: THE DESERT SONG (1929)
Replies: 105
Views: 32370

Re: THE DESERT SONG (1929)

C’mon, Bob, Halliwell made that mistake. And the only way to stay on your toes when you have no competition is to act as if you do. Bob I think Halliwell has since corrected itself in newer editions. Maybe not. I contacted them some years ago, not that they paid attention. As for competition, that'...