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by rudyfan
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Fine Manners (1926)
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: Fine Manners (1926)

Lantern Media should have reviews from Photoplay and trade rags. Here is one Silent Are Golden's website has posted: http://silentsaregolden.com/reviewsfold ... eview.html
by rudyfan
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: When you make a really stupid mistake in a book you've written...
Replies: 19
Views: 794

Re: When you make a really stupid mistake in a book you've written...

Not to worry! In the first version of Rudolph Valentino The Silent Idol, I proofed it, my editor proofed it, several friends proofed it and there were still stupid typos and a couple of mistakes in identification of particular photographs. I am looking forward to finishing up the new revised and exp...
by rudyfan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: NEW KICKSTARTER: THE COSSACK WHIP (1916)
Replies: 35
Views: 1132

Re: NEW KICKSTARTER: THE COSSACK WHIP (1916)

Yeah, I'm in Ed. Good choice!
by rudyfan
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: THE IRON HORSE (1924) BD coming from Twilight Time (11/20/18)
Replies: 19
Views: 1780

Re: THE IRON HORSE (1924) BD coming from Twilight Time (11/20/18)

Okay, goid news for more silents on dvd!
by rudyfan
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Film Poster Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Film Poster Restoration

Poster collectors: what are your experiences of poster restoration? I've got a reasonably rare small poster (13"x30", the Australia-exclusive size known as a 'daybill') in poor condition, with wear in all the places you'd expect - along edges, on fold lines and so on. Restoration would probably inv...
by rudyfan
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: new DVD - restored 1913 Kinetophone shorts
Replies: 55
Views: 4398

Re: new DVD - restored 1913 Kinetophone shorts

Hooray! My copy just got left in my mailbox, at last! Yay!
by rudyfan
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: new DVD - restored 1913 Kinetophone shorts
Replies: 55
Views: 4398

Re: new DVD - restored 1913 Kinetophone shorts

Deepdiscount priced mine as net $14.40 including standard shipping. On the other hand, I spent about 50 minutes getting it to accept my order, so if you value your time as worth anything.... Bob Deep Discount DVD standard shipping is terrible. I am STILL waiting on delivery on my long pre-ordered d...
by rudyfan
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: More Universal Silents!
Replies: 43
Views: 5704

Re: More Universal Silents!

Another vote for Smoldering Fires and one for The Goose Woman
by rudyfan
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: new DVD - restored 1913 Kinetophone shorts
Replies: 55
Views: 4398

Re: new DVD - restored 1913 Kinetophone shorts

My Deep Discount DVD is in limbo somewhere. No status showing it is in the mail. Not anyone’s fault, but, goshdarnit, I am anxious for this!!
by rudyfan
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: local censor board archives
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: local censor board archives

I know the Herrick has Breen Office files concerning film censorship, but I wonder if there are any local censor board archives that might have useful information. I am particularly interested in southern censorship boards, as they removed racially "objectionable" material on their own above and be...
by rudyfan
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Extraordinary Film Artefacts You've Seen
Replies: 48
Views: 6587

Re: Extraordinary Film Artefacts You've Seen

Mike Gebert wrote:Image

Lotte Reiniger's handcut animated drawings from The Adventures of Prince Achmed. Cinematheque Francaise, Paris.
OMG that is fantastic!
by rudyfan
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Is Lubitsch funny?
Replies: 43
Views: 4267

Re: Is Lubitsch funny?

Mbakkel2 wrote:Don't forget "Die Puppe".
Utterly delightful. I love this film and adore Ossi Oswalda.
by rudyfan
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: NYT: Ernst Lubitsch’s ‘Rosita’ Is Back, Reconstructed and Lo
Replies: 22
Views: 4011

Re: NYT: Ernst Lubitsch’s ‘Rosita’ Is Back, Reconstructed an

My memories are of seeing a really crummy 16mm print with Russian titles (read translations live) in the CineGrill. It left a pretty poor impression on me. The screening the other day was, to say the least, a revelation. Who knew a print could look this fabulous? The restoration work was positively ...
by rudyfan
Fri May 18, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Falcon Lair - Rudolph Valentino Online
Replies: 0
Views: 1491

Falcon Lair - Rudolph Valentino Online

After a decade saying an updated website was coming soon, it finally hapoened! http://www.rudolph-valentino.com

Just a shell right now, it is officially a work in progress.
by rudyfan
Sun May 06, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!
Replies: 88
Views: 16321

Re: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!

Hearty Douglas Fairbanks Congratulations to the winners!
by rudyfan
Wed May 02, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Pending releases from Flicker Alley
Replies: 53
Views: 10868

Re: Pending releases from Flicker Alley

Looking forward to the Valentino Moran of the Lady Letty BD and Eyes of Youth. What is exciting is the release of Virtuous Sinners, Valentino has a small part, but, it is the only new footage of RV I've not yet seen. :-)
by rudyfan
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1811
Views: 134240

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

Costumes by Orry-Kelly help make the picture worth watching. Keep in mind that he also did the costumes for "Some Like It Hot", then pay attention to Jack Lemmon in female dress during the 1920s period. Funny, just last night I was scanning Netflix for Australian films, and the recent documentary o...
by rudyfan
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!
Replies: 88
Views: 16321

Re: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!

Thief of Bagdad and The Nut.
by rudyfan
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Kino to release blu-rays/DVDs of some Paramount silents
Replies: 287
Views: 85133

Re: Kino to release blu-rays/DVDs of some Paramount silents

Manhandled and Stage Struck both arrive a couple of hours ago. Neither seems to have been subject to any digital restoration. Manhandled is scanned from a dupey and scratchy print. Stage struck offers a much better viewing experience from a really nice old Eastman House nitrate print it would appea...
by rudyfan
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]
Replies: 781
Views: 86250

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]

Last silent I watched was the US premiere of Lobster Films restoration of Cecil B. De Mille's King of Kings. I'm still working on my blog post reporting on it. I can say without reservation, the restoration is magnificent. The 2 color Technicolor sequences are just stunning. I also purchased the DVD...
by rudyfan
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: WILLIAM POWELL - EXTANT SILENTS
Replies: 12
Views: 2190

Re: WILLIAM POWELL - EXTANT SILENTS

William Powell silents still extant per the Silent Film Survival Database: Sherlock Holmes (1922) published on DVD and Blu-ray by Kino When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922) published by Undercrank (dual-format) The Bright Shawl (1923) UCLA Under the Red Robe (1923) GEH Romola (1924) UCLA, MOMA, Ciné...
by rudyfan
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Tinted TRIP TO THE MOON (1902) with new music scores!
Replies: 41
Views: 8671

Re: Tinted TRIP TO THE MOON (1902) with new music scores!

There is a Kickstarter to translate Melies autobiography into English: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/832232974/film-pioneer-georges-meliess-long-lost-autobiograp/ Can't people even publish a book these days without a fundraiser? I'm not against this book or someone trying, I'm just amazed th...
by rudyfan
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Nita Naldi Inscribed Oversized Photo By Edward Thayer Monroe
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Re: Nita Naldi Inscribed Oversized Photo By Edward Thayer Mo

Too spendy for me. Nita is not that rare and I have 2 11x14 signed portraits. But, this is a nice one!
by rudyfan
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Thomas Meighan
Replies: 20
Views: 3104

Re: Thomas Meighan

Frederica wrote:
silentfilm wrote:Image
Thomas Meighan and Pauline Frederick in the lost Sleeping Fires (1917)
DEAR GOD WHAT IS THAT THING ON POOR PAULINE'S HEAD???

Looks like a chicken's a$$ to me.
by rudyfan
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: KING OF KINGS Restoration Trailer
Replies: 43
Views: 12966

Re: KING OF KINGS Restoration Trailer

Two weeks into Lent, 31 days until Easter, and still no word of a US release? Somebody should be made to visit, Yourmarketingsucks.com. If you have a multi region dvd player, do not hesitate. It is stunning and was not at all expensive for what you are getting. It is terrific. I am so happy I order...
by rudyfan
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Shiraz BFI restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

Shiraz BFI restoration

I had preordered the BFI restoration of Shiraz, it arrived yesterday. I took a test drive last night and watched some sections. Wow, the print is stunning. It looks as if it were filmed yesterday. Not a frame of decomposition that I could see. The score by Anoushka Shankar was, naturally, perfect fi...
by rudyfan
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: THE COVERED WAGON coming from Kino in 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 3880

Re: THE COVERED WAGON coming from Kino in 2018

All I can say is I am very much looking forward to this release. Gaylord Carter on the organ and this nice epic!
by rudyfan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Gallery of Mastheads
Replies: 1019
Views: 382051

Re: Gallery of Mastheads

Mike Gebert wrote:For February, Myrna Loy: just because.

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Nobody ever needs a reason! Love Myrna
by rudyfan
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: The quality of repertory showings and home theaters
Replies: 43
Views: 7232

Re: The quality of repertory showings and home theaters

Before I over-romanticize the old version of the Thalia I visited the Thalia in 1982 and was where I first saw Brief Encounter, it will forever be romanticized for me. Also went to a Garbo/Ingrid Bergman festival at the Regency that fall. I spent 3 fabulous weeks in Manhattan that trip. Fond memori...
by rudyfan
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: 10th Annual Watch That Movie Night is January 26!
Replies: 105
Views: 24804

Re: 10th Annual Watch That Movie Night is January 26!

Congrats to the winners! Some great reads, too. Thanks for all the participants!