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by Little Caesar
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Anybody for...Errol Flynn Adventures?
Replies: 28
Views: 4316

Add me to the choruses of praise for Gentleman Jim. IMO, it's one of the most entertaining movies of the 1940s. I haven't seen this opinion mentioned yet, but I think Errol Flynn also excelled in light comedy. Most of his swashbuckling epics had moments where Flynn showed a flair for humor. His few ...
by Little Caesar
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Actors playing instruments onscreen
Replies: 62
Views: 8428

I know it's a silent, but Buster Keaton seemed to be quite musically proficient in The Playhouse. I also remember hearing on the commentary track of the Disney version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea that James Mason's organ playing fooled veteran organ instructers into thinking that Mason really wa...
by Little Caesar
Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Winsor McCay Needs to be "Fixed Up!"
Replies: 14
Views: 1637

What really strikes me from watching the few colorized excerpts on the video is how McKay's ornate animation is rendered almost lifeless after the colorization and "restoration." It doesn't look any different than most of the cheaply produced cartoon shows being made today. It reminds me of a certai...
by Little Caesar
Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: More Buster on Blu in September
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Re: More Buster on Blu in September

Great news! The more Buster on blu-ray, the better!
by Little Caesar
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Eastman rarities online
Replies: 44
Views: 6725

Micromegas wrote:
Little Caesar wrote:Speaking of Black Oxen, does anyone know what happens in the missing final reel? .
The Corrine Griffith character does return to Europe. Clara Bow gets Conway Tearle.

Steve
Thanks! I had a feeling the plot was going in that direction.
by Little Caesar
Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Eastman rarities online
Replies: 44
Views: 6725

Speaking of Black Oxen, does anyone know what happens in the missing final reel? I would have thought that an explanatory title card (much like what they did for the missing portions of Huckleberry Finn) would have been inserted at the very end. Nonetheless, I've been having some fun seeing these fi...
by Little Caesar
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Silent films featured WITHIN a modern film?
Replies: 54
Views: 3575

I just remembered another - Monsieur Beaucaire (1924) in Blue Skies (1946)
by Little Caesar
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Silent films featured WITHIN a modern film?
Replies: 54
Views: 3575

Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927) in Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955) Le voyage dans la lune (1902) in Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) I also remember a 1950s MGM movie (sorry - I can't remember the title) with a scene set in a move theater, and I believe that the movie being shown wa...
by Little Caesar
Tue May 31, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Laurel and Hardy in the 1940s
Replies: 38
Views: 3598

I'm not so sure that I can agree with Everson on that point. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that L&H were more or less given free rein on at least the last of their Fox films, The Bullfighters. While not in the same league as Sons of the Desert and Way Out West, the movie does show that the...
by Little Caesar
Fri May 27, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Music For Silents
Topic: Naxos CD of William Perry "Silent Years" music, fo
Replies: 11
Views: 5156

So, have there been any updates on when this album will ever be released? I couldn't find any recent information on the Naxos site.
by Little Caesar
Tue May 24, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: RESTORATION OF THE HAL ROACH L&H COLLECTION
Replies: 66
Views: 22493

The Hallmark DVD transfer of the Sons of the Desert also had added music (fine music by itself, but it should have never been added arbitrarily to the movie) as well as fade outs/fade ins to allow for commercial breaks. I still refuse to buy Hallmark cards to this day because of their shameful treat...
by Little Caesar
Mon May 23, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Talking About Broadcasting
Topic: Edw G. Robinson for Maxwell House Coffee
Replies: 10
Views: 5896

Re: Edw G. Robinson for Maxwell House Coffee

In the early 1960s, Maxwell House did a series of 60 sec commercial with veteran stars. The two I remember distinctly are Claudette Colbert and Edward G. Robinson. I'll bet MH paid them each a fortune because, then like now, big stars don't do commercials. The format for each spot was the same - th...