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Méliès: Fairy Tales in Color (Deluxe Dual-Edition Format)

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This thread is a listing of fabulous holiday- or any day- gift suggestions:
Currently “in print” items

Produced, in whole or in part, by NITRATEVILLE MEMBERS
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DVDs; eBooks; CDs; Calendars; Books; Art; etc.
.........Ideally, each post will provide an image, publisher’s description, and on-line purchase link.
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Méliès: Fairy Tales in Color
Deluxe Dual-Edition Format


Blu-Ray/DVD– December 18, 2018
”Blu-ray/DVD Dual-Format Edition
Beginning in 2008, with the release of the award-winning Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema, Flicker Alley and Blackhawk Films® have featured and celebrated the extraordinary work of Georges Méliès in various Blu-ray, DVD, and digital editions. Now, thanks to the extensive restoration efforts of Lobster Films, viewers will be equally delighted by the clarity, creativity and compositions of this new HD collection. This set features music scores from seven talented musicians, and English narration tracks for select titles (noted below), along with a booklet that includes optional read-along narration to select shorts in the collection.
The Pillar of Fire (LA DANSE DU FEU, 1899)
Joan of Arc (JEANNE D'ARC, 1900) + narration
A Trip to the Moon (LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE, 1902) + narration
Robinson Crusoe (LES AVENTURES DE ROBINSON CRUSOE, 1902, 12 min) + narration
The Kingdom of Fairies (LE ROYAUME DES FÉES, 1903) + narration
The Infernal Cauldron (LE CHAUDRON INFERNAL, 1903)
The Impossible Voyage (VOYAGE À TRAVERS L'IMPOSSIBLE, 1904)
Rip's Dream (LA LÉGENDE DE RIP VAN WINCKLE, 1905) + narration
The Inventor Crazybrains and His Wonderful Airship (LE DIRIGEABLE FANTASTIQUE, 1905)
The Merry Frolics of Satan (LES QUAT'CENTS FARCES DU DIABLE, 1906)
The Witch (LA FÉE CARABOSSE ou LE POIGNARD FATAL, 1906)
A Diabolic Tenant (UN LOCATAIRE DIABOLIQUE, 1906)
Whimsical Illusions (LES ILLUSIONS FANTAISISTES, 1909)

Over the past ten years, many Méliès elements have been newly rediscovered, and are presented here many on Blu-ray disc for the first time culled from the best archival materials and using the most recent restoration technologies available.
Lobster Films (based in Paris, birthplace of Méliès) scanned the best sources for each of these films, and performed an extensive digital restoration, stabilizing the images and regrading faded colors. Eric Lange supervised the entire project. The nitrate hand-colored prints, and original camera negatives came from major archives and collectors around the world. We thank the EYE Film Institute, Library of Congress, Cinémathèque française, and Národní Filmovy Archiv for their help and their trust.
Focusing on a selection of hand-colored films, and designed to feature Méliès love of storytelling, this collection showcases Méliès talent for bringing imagination and fantasy to his films.
These new editions present an ideal opportunity for parents to share the fantastical world of Méliès with their children. The recorded narration tracks mirror the way these turn-of-the-last-century films were originally presented. The accompanying booklet narration texts, when read aloud, transports the magic of these stories to children of all ages. This Blu-ray disc/DVD animated fairy tale book will be an ideal gift for the holidays!
Helping to bring these films to life, is the work of the following talented musicians: Brian Benison, Eric Le Guen, Antonio Coppola, Robert Israel, Neal Kurz, Jeff Mills, and Serge Bromberg. Méliès: Fairytales in Color will fascinate and entertain both young and old.
BONUS MATERIALS:
Narration Tracks Featuring film historian Serge Bromberg, and adapted from George Méliès suggestions, these narrations are culled from Star Films distribution catalogues intended for the sale of these films to English-speaking territories.
Souvenir Booklet Featuring a new forward to the collection, along with rare images and the English-language narration text to several of the films.

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The Alice Howell Collection-2 DVD Set-12 Rare Slapstick Comedies

Unread post by Fred M. Stevens » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:26 am

ImageThe Alice Howell Collection

2 DVD Set – March 5, 2019
Musical Scores by Ben Model

”Alice Howell was one of the great female clowns of the silent screen, and starred in her own very popular series of comedy shorts for different studios from 1915-1925. Her hilarious onscreen persona of a slightly addled working-class girl combined feminine delicacy with out-and-out slapstick rough-house. Alice Howell is relatively unknown today, as a majority of her films are lost. This 2-disc DVD set presents, for the first time, a comprehensive selection of Howell's surviving comedies for fans of classic and silent film comedy to discover and enjoy. The 12 films on this set have been digitally restored from rare archival prints and feature new musical scores by Ben Model. DVD produced and released by Undercrank Productions, in association with the Library of Congress. Region-free. // DISC ONE - Shot In The Excitement (1914), Father Was a Loafer (1915), Under New Management (1915), How Stars Are Made (1916), Neptune's Naughty Daughter (1917), In Dutch (1918); DISC TWO - Distilled Love (1920), His Wooden Legacy (1920), Her Lucky Day (1920), Cinderella Cinders (1920), A Convict's Happy Bride (1920), Under A Spell (1925). [Note: This product is an authorized, licensed DVD and is manufactured on demand]”
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1000 Silents: Fragments from the Golden Age of Cinema

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1000 Silents:
Fragments from the Golden Age of Cinema

By Kari Glödstaf
414 Pages (August 8, 2018)
"Mykän elokuvan aikakausi kesti noin neljäkymmentä vuotta, sen jälkeen niitä on tehty vain satunnaisesti. Kulta-aikana valmistuneista kymmenistä tuhansista nimikkeistä vain ani harva on säilynyt ja yleisesti arvioidaankin, että jopa 80 prosenttia kaikista tehdyistä mykkäelokuvista on tuhoutunut tai kateissa. Säilyneet ovat sirpaleina ympäri maailmaa: ei ole tavatonta, että saksalainen elokuva löytyy Suomesta, amerikkalainen Venäjältä, italialainen Australiasta tai ranskalainen Norjasta.
1000 mykkäelokuvaa tarjoilee laajan katsauksen aivan ensimmäisistä lyhytelokuvista 2000-luvun viimeisimpiin tuotantoihin. Keskiössä ovat pitkät näytelmäelokuvat, merkittävimpiä lyhytelokuvia unohtamatta. Lähde mukaan kolme eri vuosisataa kattavalle seikkailulle!”

{“The silent movie era lasted for nearly forty years, after which time silents were made only occasionally. Of the tens of thousands of titles that were produced during the Golden Age, only a few have been preserved and it is generally estimated that up to 80 percent of all silent films made are destroyed or missing. The surviving films are scattered around the world: it is not uncommon for a German film to be found in Finland, an American in Russia, an Italian in Australia or a French in Norway.
1000 Silents offers a broad overview from the very first short films up to the latest productions of the 21st century. The focus of the book is on feature length narrative films, not forgetting the most important short films. Join the adventure of three centuries!”}

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Technicolor Dreams and Black and White Nightmares Blu-ray

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Technicolor Dreams and Black and White Nightmares Blu-ray
Blu-ray (January 1, 2014)
Thunderbean presents Technicolor Dreams and Black and White Nightmares- a Blu-ray set featuring a great collection of rare cartoons from the Golden Era of animated shorts.
These films have been digitally restored from rare 35mm and 16mm prints. Highlights of this collection include the rare Ted Eshbaugh shorts 'The Snowman' 'Tea Pot Town' and Wizard of Oz', all transferred and restored from beautiful 35mm materials in glorious 2-strip Cinecolor and 3-strip Technicolor. This Blu-ray also includes still galleries and other special features.
Shorts included:
Dolly Doings-A Motoy cartoons 1917
The Wrong Track- Jerry on the Job
Alice Rattled by Rats!- Disney
Playing with Fire- Mutt and Jeff
Goldilocks and the Three Bears- produced for Kodak's Cinegraph series
Mendelssohn's Spring Song- Cy Young
The Bandmaster- Oswald
The Snowman- Ted Eshabaugh
A Swiss Trick- Tom and Jerry
The Wizard of Oz- Ted Eshbaugh
Tea Pot Town- Ted Eshbaugh
The Magic Mummy- Tom and Jerry
To Spring- MGM Harman/Ising
The Enchanted Square- Famous Studios
Bonus Shorts

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Richard Pryor in Hollywood The Narrative Films,1967–1997

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Richard Pryor in Hollywood:
The Narrative Films, 1967–1997

Paperback & Kindle June 22, 2018
by Anthony Balducci
"Hollywood studios were once eager to bring stand-up comedy king Richard Pryor’s dynamic humor to the big screen—so much so that studio executives gave him full access to available resources and creative control to develop his own projects. Unfortunately Pryor’s screen talents were far less acclaimed than his stage ones, and flops such as The Toy and Superman III greatly diminished his reputation. The author examines how this downfall unfolded through comprehensive analyses of each of Pryor’s movies.”

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Animated Personalities: Cartoon Characters and Stardom in American Theatrical Shorts

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Animated Personalities:
Cartoon Characters and Stardom in American Theatrical Shorts

Hardback;Paperback;Kindle – March 1, 2019
by David McGowan
"Mickey Mouse, Betty Boop, Donald Duck, Bugs Bunny, Felix the Cat, and other beloved cartoon characters have entertained media audiences for almost a century, outliving the human stars who were once their contemporaries in studio-era Hollywood. In Animated Personalities, David McGowan asserts that iconic American theatrical short cartoon characters should be legitimately regarded as stars, equal to their live-action counterparts, not only because they have enjoyed long careers, but also because their star personas have been created and marketed in ways also used for cinematic celebrities.
Drawing on detailed archival research, McGowan analyzes how Hollywood studios constructed and manipulated the star personas of the animated characters they owned. He shows how cartoon actors frequently kept pace with their human counterparts, granting “interviews,” allowing “candid” photographs, endorsing products, and generally behaving as actual actors did—for example, Donald Duck served his country during World War II, and Mickey Mouse was even embroiled in scandal. Challenging the notion that studios needed actors with physical bodies and real off-screen lives to create stars, McGowan demonstrates that media texts have successfully articulated an off-screen existence for animated characters. Following cartoon stars from silent movies to contemporary film and television, this groundbreaking book broadens the scope of star studies to include animation, concluding with provocative questions about the nature of stardom in an age of digitally enhanced filmmaking technologies.”

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What If They Lived? Hollywood’s Lost Stars..........

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Hollywood’s Lost Stars and The Futures They Never Had

by Phil Hall & Rory Leighton Aronsky
Paperback/Kindle (March 16, 2011)

”They were the big screen royalty that left us too soon - the brilliantly talented icons whose premature deaths continue to fill the hearts of movie lovers with rue and pain. From Robert Harron and Rudolph Valentino of the silent era to Heath Ledger and Natasha Richardson of today's cinema, the history of movies is filled with too many legends and rising stars who died before fulfilling their career destinies. But what would have happened if fate had been kinder? What could have been the careers of Jean Harlow, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Dorothy Dandridge, Bruce Lee, John Belushi, River Phoenix, Chris Farley, and many other screen luminaries who died too soon? What if They Lived? offers a speculative trajectory for the careers that the late, great stars never had. Piecing together pending film projects, industry trends and wider shifts in popular culture, What if They Lived? considers what could have happened to the beloved movie actors who never had a chance to enjoy a long and fruitful professional output.”

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THE FRONT PAGE Special Edition (1974) Blu-Ray DVD

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The Front Page Special Edition
Blu-Ray
Run Time: 105 minutes (August 6, 2019)
”Ruthless newspaper editor Walter Burns (Walter Matthau) and his crack ace reporter Hildy (Jack Lemmon) believe together they can cover any story. The only problem is their team is being broken up as Hildy has decided to get married and leave the newspaper business altogether. The Ben Hecht Charles MacArthur classic comedy, as written for the screen by I A L Diamond and Billy Wilder and directed by Wilder, with a cast starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon, Vincent Gardenia, David Wayne, Allen Garfield, Charles Durning, Herb Edelman, Austin Pendleton, Carol Burnett, Martin Gabel, Harold Gould, Cliff Osmond, and Paul Benedict
Special Features: The Blu-Ray release will contain the theatrical trailer, interviews (including one with Austin Pendleton), and audio commentary by film historian/producer
Mike Schlesinger and Mark Evanier.” Kino Lorber

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Rudolph Valentino The Eagle Blu-ray or DVD

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Rudolph Valentino- The Eagle
One Disc- Blu–Ray or DVD
75 minutes (October 22, 2019)

Score from Alloy Orchestra
“Synopsis: In a departure from his onscreen persona of Latin lover, silent-era sex symbol Rudolph Valentino delivered one of the most nuanced and powerful performances of his career in this epic romance set in 18th-century Russia, directed by Clarence Brown (Flesh and the Devil, Anna Karenina). Valentino stars as Vladimir Dubrovsky, a lieutenant in the Imperial Guard who becomes a fugitive after he rejects the amorous attentions of the Czarina Catherine II (Louise Dresser).
Special Features and Technical Specs:
2K Restoration From 35MM Archival Elements
New musical score composed and performed by Alloy Orchestra
Audio commentary by film historian Gaylyn Studlar”
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PETER PAN (1924) Blu-Ray DVD

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Peter Pan (1924)
Blu-Ray DVD
Run Time: 102 minutes (July 9, 2019)
”Ingeniously capturing the mysteries and wonder of childhood, J.M. Barrie’s timeless play became one of the most popular films of the 1920s. Betty Bronson stars as Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, who charms Wendy (Mary Brian) and her brothers (Philippe De Lacy, Jack Murphy) to fly with him to Never Never land. On this island of dreams and magic, they rescue the Lost Boys from Captain Hook (Ernest Torrence) and his band of pirates, encountering along the way the delightful fairy Tinker Bell (Virginia Browne Faire), a man-eating crocodile, and a band of natives (led by Anna May Wong).
Special Features: New 2K restoration from 35mm film elements, Orchestral score by Philip C. Carli, Commentary by film historian Kat Ellinger, Essay by film historian, Frederick C. Szebin, Audio interview with actress Esther Ralston.”
Kino Lorber

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Rudolph Valentino The Silent Idol: His Life In Photos- Expanded Edition

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Rudolph Valentino
The Silent Idol

His Life In Photographs
Expanded Edition

506 Pages 400+Photos (June 3, 2019)
by
Donna Hill
Newly expanded and revised edition. One of the most alluring, enigmatic, and simply irresistible movie icons of all time, Rudolph Valentino continues to inspire generation after generation of moviegoers. In Rudolph Valentino, The Silent Idol: His Life in Photographs, author Donna Hill retells the story of Valentino's life using a treasure trove of rare photographs. Drawn from the author's extensive collection and those of generous fellow collectors and archives, most of the images in this volume have not been seen since the 1920's; many have never been released publicly until now. Rudolph Valentino was more than the "sheik" of one of his most famous films. He was more than the legendary star who died at a tragically young age. For long-time fans as well as curious newcomers, these remarkable images - candid snapshots at home, traveling, on film sets - reveal the glamour and charm of the man who continues to beguile and inspire movie lovers to this day.

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Cohen Collection-The Buster Keaton Collection: Volume 2 Sherlock Jr. / The Navigator Blu-Ray/DVD

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The Buster Keaton Collection:
Volume 2 Sherlock Jr. / The Navigator

Blu-ray or DVD July 9, 2019
Run Time: 111 minutes

”New restorations of two Keaton Classics. In Sherlock Jr., Buster plays a movie projectionist who daydreams himself into the movies he is showing and merges with the figures and the backgrounds on the screen. While dreaming he is Conan Doyle's master detective, he snoops out brilliant discoveries. And The Navigator- scored here by Robert Israel- is another hilarious comedy, in which Keaton and his sweetheart are cast adrift on a deserted ocean liner. The ship finally runs aground on a desert island where the two unfortunates are chased by cannibals. A box office success, The Navigator is also one of Keaton's most revered films.”

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The Extraordinary World of Charley Bowers Deluxe Blu-ray Edition

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The Extraordinary World of Charley Bowers
Deluxe Blu-ray Edition

2 Disc Blu–Ray
274 minutes (July 9, 2019)

Scores from Donald Sosin and Neil Brand
“Who is Charley Bowers? If you are asking this question, then you might not know who invented the non-slip banana peel and the unbreakable egg, or that cars could be hatched from eggs, or that mice could wield firearms, or that one of the most inventive creators of early 20th century American cinema could be so unfamiliar to most audiences.
Now, thanks to the restoration efforts of Lobster Films, with new 2K transfers and new discoveries never been seen before, the astonishing and unique work of Charley Bowers can be seen in all its surreal brilliance. Produced over the course of more than two decades, this collection of short comedies, presented with optional French and English subtitles in a deluxe two-disc Blu-ray edition by Flicker Alley and the Blackhawk Films® Collection, include:

A.W.O.L. (1918, 5 min); The Extra-Quick Lunch (1919, 5 min); Egged On (1926, 22 min); Fatal Footsteps (1926, 22 min); He Done His Best (1926, 23 min); Now You Tell One (1926, 21 min); A Wild Roomer (1927, 25 min); Many A Slip (1927, 23 min); Nothing Doing (1927, 21 min); Say Ah-h! (1928, 14 min); There It Is (1928, 22 min); Whoozit (1928, 10 min); It s A Bird (1930, 15 min); Believe It Or Don t (1935, 8 min); Pete-Roleum and His Cousins (1939, 15 min); A Sleepless Night (1940, 11 min); Wild Oysters (1941, 10 min)

Beginning as an animator in 1915, Bowers soon turned to mixing live-action with puppet animation, producing a score of mini-masterpieces, often featuring himself in France as Bricolo. His performance are reminiscent of Buster Keaton in their straight-faced and childlike approach, each sharing a similar fascination with machines and technology. But where Keaton took an engineer s delight in the operations and mechanical possibilities, Bowers applied his limitless imagination and the tools of stop-motion animation to push the conceptual scope of his devices beyond the limitations of physics into the realm of fantasy.
Forgotten for decades, a few copies of Charley Bowers films were miraculously rediscovered in the late 1960s by archivist Raymond Borde of the Toulouse Cinémathèque in France. Over the past ten years, thanks to additional materials from the Library of Congress, Národní filmový archiv, EYE Film Institute, Cinémathèque Francaise, MoMA and many other archives and collectors throughout the world, these films have been brought back to life using the most recent restoration technologies. Lobster Films scanned the best available sources, and performed an extensive digital restoration. Now complete with new 2K transfers and restorations of each short, as well as recent additions to the previous 2015 release, The Extraordinary World of Charley Bowers features new scores from Donald Sosin and Neil Brand on select titles. This is a gift for comedy lovers and animation enthusiasts of all ages!

BONUS MATERIALS INCLUDE:
Looking for Charley Bowers - A short documentary on the resurrection of Charley Bowers career in France.
Celebrating Bricolo - A new booklet essay written by renowned film historian and author, Sean Axmaker.
Souvenir Booklet - Featuring a new collection of rare images to several of the films.”
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Re: Nitrateville Creations:Books;DVDs;Calendars-2019 Gift Ideas!

Unread post by maliejandra » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:04 am

Got mine in the mail on Tuesday and have watched a few of the shorts. I'm so thrilled that Charley's films are finally seeing the light of day for a mass audience. He was very funny and so likeable.
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American Film Personnel and Company Credits, 1908-1920

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American Film Personnel and Company Credits, 1908-1920:
Filmographies Recorded by Authoritative Organizational and Personal Names
From Lauritzen and Lundquist's American Film-Index

By Paul C Spehr
Hardcover 695 Pages (July 1, 1996)

Einar Lauritzen and Gunar Lundquist published the definitive American Film Index, 1908-1915, and its companion volume for the years 1916 through 1920. The current work indexes Lauritzen and Lundquist's works and stands in its own right as a definitive reference work on early American filmmaking, with or without access to the ground-breaking predecessor volume. This work lists 33,664 films, 23,159 names, 1,025 companies and 785 works that were adapted into movies.
Einar Lauritzen and Gunar Lundquist published the definitive American Film Index, 1908-1915, and its companion volume for the years 1916 through 1920. The current work indexes Lauritzen and Lundquist's works and stands in its own right as a definitive reference work on early American filmmaking, with or without access to the ground-breaking predecessor volume. This work lists 33,664 films, 23,159 names, 1,025 companies and 785 works that were adapted into movies.

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The Man Who Made Movies: W.K.L. Dickson

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The Man Who Made Movies: W.K.L. Dickson
By Paul C Spehr
Hardcover/Kindle 712 Pages (November 17, 2008)

W.K.L. Dickson was Thomas Edison's assistant in charge of the experimentation that led to the Kinetoscope and Kinetograph―the first commercially successful moving image machines. In 1891–1892, he established what we know today as the 35mm format. Dickson also designed the Black Maria film studio and facilities to develop and print film, and supervised production of more than 100 films for Edison. After leaving Edison, he became a founding member of the American Mutoscope Company, which later became the American Mutoscope & Biograph, then Biograph. In 1897, he went to England to set up the European branch of the company. Over the course of his career, Dickson made between 500 and 700 films, which are studied today by scholars of the early cinema. This well-illustrated book offers a window onto early film history from the perspective of Dickson's own oeuvre.

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The Last Prodigy: A Biography of Erich Wolfgang Korngold

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The Last Prodigy:
A Biography of Erich Wolfgang Korngold

By Brendan G. Carroll
Hardcover 464 Pages (September 1, 1997)

The first full-length biography chronicles Korngold's life and works from his days as a celebrated Wunderkind in imperial Vienna, through his spectacular career as a composer of opera and symphonic works, to his escape from and Nazis to America, where he pioneered the symphonic film score and won two Oscars. The author provides a richly detailed evaluation of the composer, his relationship with the Serialists, his contribution to film music, and his place in music history. The book draws on interviews with many great musicians, singers, actors, writers, and directors, plus legendary figures from Hollywood's golden age, all of whom knew and worked with Korngold. A foreword by the composer's eldest son Ernst Korngold, a comprehensive discography and bibliography, rare illustrations, and a complete list of Korngold's works make this the definitive biography of a remarkable composer.

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HEARST OVER HOLLYWOOD Power Passion & Propaganda in the Movies

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HEARST OVER HOLLYWOOD
Power Passion and Propaganda in the Movies

By Louis Pizzitola
Hardcover/Kindle 464 Pages (February 15, 2002)

The first full-length biography chronicles Korngold's life and works from his days as a celebrated Wunderkind in imperial Vienna, through his spectacular career as a composer of opera and symphonic works, to his escape from and Nazis to America, where he pioneered the symphonic film score and won two Oscars. The author provides a richly detailed evaluation of the composer, his relationship with the Serialists, his contribution to film music, and his place in music history. The book draws on interviews with many great musicians, singers, actors, writers, and directors, plus legendary figures from Hollywood's golden age, all of whom knew and worked with Korngold. A foreword by the composer's eldest son Ernst Korngold, a comprehensive discography and bibliography, rare illustrations, and a complete list of Korngold's works make this the definitive biography of a remarkable composer.

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Charley Chase At Hal Roach: The Talkies Volume Two 1932-33 (2 DVD SET)

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Charley Chase At Hal Roach:
The Talkies Volume Two 1932-33

(July 16, 2019)
Commentary by Richard M. Roberts
Charley Chase returns in Volume Two of his classic Hal Roach talkie comedies from the years 1932-1933. This was a period of transition for both the comedian and the Lot of Fun as Charley says farewell to the lovely Thelma Todd (returning for an appearance in The Nickel Nurser), experiments with science-fiction (Now We'll Tell One) and surrealism (Nature in the Wrong) and introduces his new main leading lady, the lovely Muriel Evans. Lots of great laughs as Charley Chase is ably supported by the stalwart Hal Roach Stock Company of Comedy Players: Billy Gilbert, James Finlayson, James C. Morton, Dell Henderson, Jimmie Adams, and Gale Henry.
1932: The Tabasco Kid, The Nickel Nurser, In Walked Charley, First in War, Young Ironsides, Girl Grief, Now We'll Tell One, and Mr. Bride
1933: Fallen Arches, Nature in The Wrong, His Silent Racket, Arabian Tights, Sherman Said It, Midsummer Mush, and Luncheon at Twelve.
Bonus features include:
Special Features - Una cana al are (4-reel Spanish version of 'Looser than Loose')
Commentaries by
Richard M Roberts
Poster and Stills Gallery

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