Was going to say 'More's the pity', but you beat me to it. Perhaps McFarland would be interested in publishing an anthology...boblipton wrote:True enough, and a clear mistake. There has been some excellent writing on films here, some meaningful examination of, for example, German films during the 1920s and 1930s, some reappraisals by our members who have looked at the movies rather than simply accepting the statements printed in books. I also recall one early British talkie that was slagged in a survey, which several Nitratevillains looked at and all agreed was quite watchable. I believe it is Frederica who has made herself a bit of an authority on Nigerian Bongo movies by looking at a bunch of them. Other Nitratevillains have done exhaustive (and doubtless exhausting) viewings of all the surviving movies of Pathe Lehrman or the events of the Arbuckle scandal, and have dug into archives and libraries for primary material.... you know, what used to be called scholarly research. Money and status are not ignoble goals, but it’s easy to see how fear of loss of a paycheck or a seat at a table can blight intellectual honesty. I don’t see that here. I like my neighbors, even when I disagree with them and make a joke at their expense.Mike Gebert wrote:I think the difference, Bob, is that they don't use texts from NitrateVille in film courses.
Because none of them are afraid of losing royalties on textbook sales because of what is written here.
Dave, any chance of seeing that sledgehammer movie?
And what was the early British talkie?