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by mwalls
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Garbo on TCM in April
Replies: 21
Views: 1024

Re: Garbo on TCM in April

I had never given Garbo much of a chance before. So famous as a goddess I just did not think her films would be very interesting if it was just a matter of showcasing her in various fancy gowns and her being the object of affection/pursuit by various men in films. But, I decided to give it a shot an...
by mwalls
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: FLESH AND THE DEVIL on TCM: BAD CONVERSION!
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: FLESH AND THE DEVIL on TCM: BAD CONVERSION!

In the early days, TCM recorded live scores for a handful of silent features. My favorite is the organ score for Von's THE MERRY WIDOW (full disclosure, I was present at the screening when it was recorded.) I don't recall inappropriate laughter on the LOVE recording. That all said, I would certainl...
by mwalls
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: FLESH AND THE DEVIL on TCM: BAD CONVERSION!
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: FLESH AND THE DEVIL on TCM: BAD CONVERSION!

I thought that was bad enough, but then LOVE came next with a terribly dull score taken from a live performance with inappropriate laughter from the audience. I've never heard anything like that before used for a TCM broadcast. Poor Garbo. In the early days, TCM recorded live scores for a handful o...
by mwalls
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Garbo on TCM in April
Replies: 21
Views: 1024

Re: Garbo on TCM in April

I taped Love last night but have not yet watched it. I see that Love is available through Warner Archives. Was the same score used on the DVD? I know we have discussed on this forum the idea of simply taping scores played live at screenings as an inexpensive way for TCM to obtain a score so that at ...
by mwalls
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Synthetic Sin
Replies: 38
Views: 3041

Re: Synthetic Sin

Why Be Good? is great fun. I was too busy yapping and missed Synthetic Sin at Cinefest; I hope to get to see it someday. I've also never seen Lilac Time, but I love WWI stories so I'm sure I'd enjoy it. Orchids and Ermine, Ella Cinders, and Broken Hearts of Broadway are all worth seeing but I didn'...
by mwalls
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Synthetic Sin
Replies: 38
Views: 3041

Re: Synthetic Sin

Bruce, Thanks! As for Twinkletoes , I watched that on Youtube a couple of months ago. I did not detect anything missing. I believe the full feature is on Youtube and there is also a decent score that goes with it. And for Lilac Time , I was able to get a DVD copy from a VHS tape that was sold on eBa...
by mwalls
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Synthetic Sin
Replies: 38
Views: 3041

Re: Synthetic Sin

I remember enjoying SYNTHETIC SIN a good deal when I saw it at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and again at Film Forum. Good fun overall. I remember thinking that some of the problem with a DVD release might have to do with a scene where Moore dons blackface. I ran into that trouble with a t...
by mwalls
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Gallery of Mastheads
Replies: 1101
Views: 388365

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

I believe Phantom Lady was released by Arrow Academy.

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/movie-new ... ANTOM-LADY

Matthew
by mwalls
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Synthetic Sin
Replies: 38
Views: 3041

Re: Synthetic Sin

I've seen Her Wild Oat twice in Chicago, but with live accompaniment both times. Mike, Was Her Wild Oat on 35mm or DCP when you saw it? I have been trying to lobby two theaters that run 35mm to show it, but if it is also available on DCP there are a couple of others I can plead my case to. Matthew
by mwalls
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Synthetic Sin
Replies: 38
Views: 3041

Re: Synthetic Sin

So three years later, I am curious as to whether there are any updates regarding the status of SYNTHETIC SIN (particularly the issue with the soundtrack) and other Moore films like HER WILD OAT and LILAC TIME. If HER WILD OAT has already been restored and screened, I'm curious as to the delay in WB...
by mwalls
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Gallery of Mastheads
Replies: 1101
Views: 388365

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

I don't think i've seen Detour yet, but i recognize him as the baby faced thug in Bowery at Midnight that i saw again a couple weeks ago. Spotted Snub Pollard, too. greta Hi Greta, I have seen the movie several times and highly recommend it if you like somber mood film noir type films. The restorat...
by mwalls
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: The Exchange
Topic: The Last Warning on blu-ray (still sealed) FS $8
Replies: 0
Views: 47

The Last Warning on blu-ray (still sealed) FS $8

I have the blu-ray of "The Last Warning" from Grapevine that is still in its original seal wrapping. Price is $8 plus $2 for media mail shipping.

Matthew
by mwalls
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Official Silents online deals thread
Replies: 582
Views: 246892

Re: The Official Silents online deals thread

Warner Archives started a 4 for $44 sale this morning.

Matthew
by mwalls
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The Official Talkies online deals thread
Replies: 568
Views: 219719

Re: The Official Talkies online deals thread

Warner Archives started a 4 for $44 sale this morning.

Matthew
by mwalls
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: NitrateVille Radio Podcast
Topic: Ep. 37: Restoring in 4K: Jack Theakston on Becky Sharp • Mike Pogorzelski and Heather Linville on Detour
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

Re: Ep. 37: Restoring in 4K: Jack Theakston on Becky Sharp • Mike Pogorzelski and Heather Linville on Detour

Mike, great episode. Very much enjoyed the interview with Michael and Heather regarding the restoration of Detour . The perseverance they showed, and ultimately the solution, is amazing. When I watched Detour I tried to detect the composite or the painting at several points during the film and could...
by mwalls
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 604
Views: 11531

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2019)

I picked up the new Criterion release of Detour yesterday and just watched it this morning. The restoration is beautiful. So far I watched the extra about the restoration, which detailed an amazing story of how this restoration took place. There are a few more extras I plan to get to today/tomorrow,...
by mwalls
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Kid Brother coming from Criterion
Replies: 27
Views: 2643

Re: Kid Brother coming from Criterion

I had the honor of preparing a visual essay for this project. In it, I show exactly where Harold and Jobyna filmed the "good-bye" scene as he climbs higher up a tree to keep her in sight, with the future site of the Walt Disney Studios in the background. I also show where the surviving trees from T...
by mwalls
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Kid Brother coming from Criterion
Replies: 27
Views: 2643

Re: Kid Brother coming from Criterion

I have seen Safety Last and recently Speedy . At the encouragement from a friend to get to know Harold Lloyd better, I picked up Kid Brother at B&N today and just finished watching it. The clarity of the picture is amazing. It truly looks like it was shot yesterday, and might be the best high defini...
by mwalls
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: THE MAN WHO LAUGHS and THE LAST WARNING coming from Flicker Alley
Replies: 37
Views: 2660

Re: THE MAN WHO LAUGHS and THE LAST WARNING coming from Flicker Alley

I'm also happy to see Flicker Alley move in the direction of disc jacket cover art inspired by original poster artwork. It's a personal preference for me, but sometimes I think companies worry about their releases looking "old fashioned" and try to spruce up nearly-100-year-old titles with modern-l...
by mwalls
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Pending releases from Flicker Alley
Replies: 93
Views: 16404

Re: Pending releases from Flicker Alley

(Although I know you've spoken with the MPF and they're stubborn about their stance.) I voiced my concern too and they appear fully committed to this new direction. While I understand and appreciate their vision, trying to bring younger people to silent films (or at least Mary's), I'm not sure abou...
by mwalls
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: NitrateVille Radio Podcast
Topic: Ep. 37: Restoring in 4K: Jack Theakston on Becky Sharp • Mike Pogorzelski and Heather Linville on Detour
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

Re: Ep. 37: Restoring in 4K: Jack Theakston on Becky Sharp • Mike Pogorzelski and Heather Linville on Detour

Great interviews, as always, and some fascinating looks into the technical issues and processes. I still think Detour is a shoddily produced piece of c**p — that voiceover is as stupid as can be. However, different strokes. Bob Indeed, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I greatly enjoy Detour an...
by mwalls
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Pending releases from Flicker Alley
Replies: 93
Views: 16404

Re: Pending releases from Flicker Alley

Now FANCHON THE CRICKET...that's another story. It didn't fit the film at all. What the heck were they thinking? I know they are trying to appeal to a younger crowd, but it was a huge miss. In my mind, the solution has to match the problem, and I don't believe that younger people avoid silent films...
by mwalls
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Old Ironsides (1926) Kino BluRay release
Replies: 34
Views: 1769

Re: Old Ironsides (1926) Kino BluRay release

I had pre-ordered this from Kino when first announced, but just got around to watching it this evening. Very enjoyable and the scoring was perfect. I watched the film before reading these comments and I did not detect any stuttering. I would recommend the film for anyone who has not seen it. Matthew
by mwalls
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The Criterion Channel
Replies: 36
Views: 1138

Re: The Criterion Channel

Did anyone ever learn more about who bought Fandor? There was a rumor that Criterion did. I enjoyed Fandor and would be all for that. Or, it might just have been an unfounded rumor.

Matthew
by mwalls
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Silents on TCM
Replies: 4
Views: 379

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: 96
Views: 24678

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: 65
Views: 9518

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: 326

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: 52
Views: 3479

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: 1914

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

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

Matthew