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by mwalls
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Silents on TCM
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Silents on TCM

Does anyone have a list or know where I can find one, of the silents shown on TCM since it's premier in 1994? I have a partial list of 1995-97 but nothing after. If anyone can help or direct, it would be greatly appreciated. Ron Ron, I would love to see that list myself. If you can lay your hands o...
by mwalls
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: 2K/4K Restorations & Future BD Releases of Essential Silents
Replies: 86
Views: 23609

Re: 2K/4K Restorations & Future BD Releases of Essential Silents

Ah, yes, I just looked at the image, which is labeled Mother in bold, but the caption that follows says it will be a Pudovkin set with those other titles. I know Storm Over Asia was on the Flicker calendar last year but not released. The St. Petersburg movie might have been on last year's calendar,...
by mwalls
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: More Universal Silents!
Replies: 63
Views: 8694

Re: More Universal Silents!

Flicker has announced The Man Who Laughed and The Last Warning , both restorations coming from Universal. Do these titles count against the ten originally mentioned, or will it be ten in addition to those? Either way thrilled with what is coming from Flicker, but being a little greedy hoping that th...
by mwalls
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Question for Authors of KDP/Createspace/B&N etc books
Replies: 15
Views: 270

Re: Question for Authors of KDP/Createspace/B&N etc books

When I did a book on Createspace I used either Times New Roman or Bookman Old Style (forget which). I do not recall any rules or hassle about the font.

Matthew
by mwalls
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: THE CROWD and THE WIND coming from Warner Archive
Replies: 23
Views: 1351

Re: THE CROWD and THE WIND coming from Warner Archive

The outright suggestion that these two silents are on the agenda, even if further out in the queue, is very welcome news. It is welcome especially because I did not think there was any money at all for scoring, which essentially meant no more silent film releases by Warner Archive. Thanks for sharin...
by mwalls
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: 11th Annual Watch That Movie Night is January 25!
Replies: 92
Views: 1625

Re: 11th Annual Watch That Movie Night is January 28!

Count me in. I will watch Fritz Lang's Four Around the Woman.

Matthew
by mwalls
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2019]
Replies: 110
Views: 2645

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2019]

I was at MoMA this evening for the restored Forbidden Paradise (1924), with accompaniment by the legendary Ben Model at the piano-forte -- Dave Kehr's word, not mine; don't become mythical, Ben. Professor Model had a look at the print before the show, and as a result, I heard the sort of score I wo...
by mwalls
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Do Warner Archive titles undergo Restoration?
Replies: 10
Views: 590

Do Warner Archive titles undergo Restoration?

I have purchased a number of WB Archive (mostly 1930's) DVD's recently. The studio puts out a great deal of movies on a regular basis. All of the DVDs I have are very good quality in terms of picture, sound, etc. I would not think that WA would have the capacity to be doing restoration on these, muc...
by mwalls
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Happy 1923!
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Happy 1923!

I am in the camp that is not certain making these films public domain is necessarily good for us, but you brought up one aspect that I had not considered before --- perhaps some collectors have "lost" films from 1923 that they were awaiting public domain to trot them out. I do not know right offhand...
by mwalls
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: A Small Request For Info
Replies: 16
Views: 785

Re: A Small Request For Info

Forgive me if I am off base here because it has been quite a while since I saw the film, but was there not a letter burning scene in William Gillette's Sherlock Holmes ? I recall a search for some incriminating letters and unless I am imagining things the letters ended up being thrown into a firepla...
by mwalls
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Official Silents online deals thread
Replies: 577
Views: 245556

Re: The Official Silents online deals thread

I think the version of IT on the TCM site is not the Milestone version, but another release with similar artwork. When you click on the entry, it says it's a MOD disc from "Mr. Fat-W Video", a company I've never heard of. Google tells me it stands for "Films Around the World" and this YouTube video...
by mwalls
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Pending releases from Flicker Alley
Replies: 86
Views: 15612

Re: Pending releases from Flicker Alley

I watched Fanchon the Cricket today. The story is run-of-the-mill but it is cool to see all three Pickfords on the screen together, and the restoration is really beautiful. However I have to complain about the music score. Who is choosing these ultra-modern scores? Do they think they’re attracting ...
by mwalls
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck
Replies: 114
Views: 6648

Re: Warner Media shutting down Filmstruck

I read all these posts with strange bemusement. In present life in NYC, I see maybe one film a week on TV, and watch the news a total of 1-2 hours a week. That's 3-4 hours of TV a week for me. I do try to take advantage of living in this huge city and see 1-2 rep films a week, but that means I don'...
by mwalls
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: A Small Request For Info
Replies: 16
Views: 785

Re: A Small Request For Info

I just had another thought, although it is from a silent film. Towards the end of Bare Knees there was a burning of love letters in a fireplace.

Matthew
by mwalls
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: A Small Request For Info
Replies: 16
Views: 785

Re: A Small Request For Info

It is not exactly an envelope burning in a fireplace, but in Song of the Thin Man there is a good scene of a valuable piece of paper that Nick needs that is burned up intentionally in an ashtray.

Matthew
by mwalls
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Merry Christmas Everyone!
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and that Santa brought silent films on his sleigh.

Matthew
by mwalls
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Official Silents online deals thread
Replies: 577
Views: 245556

Re: The Official Silents online deals thread

TCM has their entire silent film inventory on sale. https://shop.tcm.com/silent-sunday/b237050?utm_source=WhatCounts&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=12-23-18&utm_campaign=1810512301&promoCode=1810512301 Thanks for the tip. I was able to get some WB Archive titles for under $10, plus the Milestone vers...
by mwalls
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's the first silent movie you watched?
Replies: 45
Views: 838

Re: What's the first silent movie you watched?

I saw the Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Weinberg Center theater in Frederick, Maryland in my 20's. I went because I liked classic films and the Mighty Wurlitzer was being played. Came away wondering why anyone would like silent films. I found Nitrateville some years later. I paid attention to the T...
by mwalls
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: raymond griffith THE NIGHT CLUB (1925)
Replies: 19
Views: 1134

Re: raymond griffith THE NIGHT CLUB (1925)

The title The Night Club has nothing to do with the story of the film, but Kevin Brownlow says that Paramount was contractually obligated to provide a Griffith film with that title, so that is what was used. Not that I am doubting the facts, but why would anyone have in their contract that one of t...
by mwalls
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Fragments from 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 108

Fragments from 2011

Back on 3 April 2011 TCM broadcast the Flicker Alley production of 2 1/2 hours of fragments. It showcased some Clara Bow, a reel of a lost John Ford film, a trailer for Happiness Ahead, etc. I missed it entirely. I just checked with Flicker who responded that they never put the program on physical d...
by mwalls
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Rome, NY: LILAC TIME (1928)
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Rome, NY: LILAC TIME (1928)

Did anyone attend this last night? I am wondering how it went, and how the print of “Lilac Time” is.

Thanks,
Matthew
by mwalls
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: New short, silent ad from Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: New short, silent ad from Canada

Cute short. Always enjoyable work you do. Thanks for sharing.

Matthew
by mwalls
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Post your holiday wish list and win Mary Pickford or The Ancient Law!
Replies: 57
Views: 1408

Re: Post your holiday wish list and win Mary Pickford or The Ancient Law!

The restored Hitch-Hiker or Gun Crazy.

Matthew.
by mwalls
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: NitrateVille Radio Podcast
Topic: Ep. 32: Pioneering Women Filmmakers, with Shelley Stamp • George Willeman of LOC
Replies: 16
Views: 1457

Re: Ep. 32: Pioneering Women Filmmakers, with Shelley Stamp • George Willeman of LOC

I think he talks about Ben Model's Alice Howell films Kickstarter. You may just have to listen to it all over again, from the beginning! Your interviews have a lot of information in them, so I usually listen to them twice. They are great for the commute. Of course the Colleen Moore episode I have l...
by mwalls
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: NitrateVille Radio Podcast
Topic: Ep. 32: Pioneering Women Filmmakers, with Shelley Stamp • George Willeman of LOC
Replies: 16
Views: 1457

Re: Ep. 32: Pioneering Women Filmmakers, with Shelley Stamp • George Willeman of LOC

I think he talks about Ben Model's Alice Howell films Kickstarter. You may just have to listen to it all over again, from the beginning! Your interviews have a lot of information in them, so I usually listen to them twice. They are great for the commute. Of course the Colleen Moore episode I have l...
by mwalls
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Backstory on "Ella Cinders"
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Backstory on "Ella Cinders"

I have some questions regarding Ella Cinders please. I have seen the Grapevine version and have read all of the previous threads on Nitrateville. From this I know that the current state is incomplete and that what we have is taken from a Kodascope print. Was it standard at that time to cut down a re...
by mwalls
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: NitrateVille Radio Podcast
Topic: Ep. 32: Pioneering Women Filmmakers, with Shelley Stamp • George Willeman of LOC
Replies: 16
Views: 1457

Re: Ep. 32: Pioneering Women Filmmakers, with Shelley Stamp • George Willeman of LOC

Very enjoyable episode. I plan to give it another listen, but there was a part that went by quickly and I wish I had zeroed in on it more on the first listen. It was during the interview of George Willeman. He mentioned some things that he hopes are released soon (presumably in 2019) that are underw...
by mwalls
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The Official Talkies online deals thread
Replies: 556
Views: 218217

Re: The Official Talkies online deals thread

Every time I see a posting on this thread I keep hoping it is someone announcing a 4 for $44 Warner Archive sale. I need to do some Christmas shopping.

Matthew
by mwalls
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Pending releases from Flicker Alley
Replies: 86
Views: 15612

Re: Pending releases from Flicker Alley

I just watched Fanchon the Cricket . The restoration was wonderful in that the clarity of the picture was quite sharp and the tinting was done nicely. It was a very nice happy Mary Pickford movie that I am very glad I purchased and was able to see. Thank you Flicker Alley! I have not yet had a chanc...
by mwalls
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: THE BIG SLEEP (1946) alternate cut
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: THE BIG SLEEP (1946) alternate cut

The original cut was the superior version in terms of making things more understandable.

Matthew