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by oldposterho
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: STAN AND OLLIE trailer
Replies: 18
Views: 689

Re: STAN AND OLLIE trailer

...Or the Three Stooges remake.

It actually doesn't look terrible (and I'm pretty good at weeding out films by their trailer, if I say so myself).
by oldposterho
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125551

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

Louis Lumiere (1968) is a fascinating oddity. Essentially a discussion between Jean Renoir, Henri Langlois, and Eric Rohmer about the short films of Louis Lumiere, samples of which are, happily, included throughout, it is as revealing about the '60s era cinema as it is about pre-1900 movie-making. ...
by oldposterho
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: How do you discover films to watch?
Replies: 25
Views: 328

Re: How do you discover films to watch?

I'm partial to the genres I favor so start there but the What's the Last Movie You Watched threads here are an immense service to alerting me to things that should be seen. I'd also add that documentaries are invaluable to making me aware of even more films that need to be on 'the list.' Most recent...
by oldposterho
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: LC Silent Feature Film database
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: LC Silent Feature Film database

Fantastic! That will be an enormous help, particularly for them's what want to maybe get some transferred. Counting the days...
by oldposterho
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125551

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

Director Rudiger Suchsland takes on Kracauer's theories in Von Caligari zu Hitler: Das deutsche Kino im Zeitalter der Massen (aka From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses ) and provides an insightful look at Weimar era German film and the milieu they arose from. Unfortunately,...
by oldposterho
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Music of the Era
Topic: 1930 - Latest Fashion Dooms the Charleston Dance
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: 1930 - Latest Fashion Dooms the Charleston Dance

That is pretty cool. I'd never noticed both the shifts in dance styles and fashions right at the beginning of the sound era but it sure is there.
by oldposterho
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125551

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

Good ol' IMDB... The convoy assembles off the coast of Norway bound for the east coast of Blighty, with on screen maps and everything. Definitely pre-Pearl Harbor, as I recall the US isn't even mentioned. What was also interesting is the ship with The Girl has a cargo of Jews escaping from the [expl...
by oldposterho
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125551

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

Ealing's wartime effort, Convoy (1940), is a solid piece of wartime, beat-the-hun film making. Absolutely stock story about two men and their love for a woman who just happens to be on one of the ships about to join the convoy they're tasked to protect, there's plenty of quality action to keep you e...
by oldposterho
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Film Vault Fire at Cineteca di Bologna in July
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Film Vault Fire at Cineteca di Bologna in July

Whew! We are always so close to losing real history...
by oldposterho
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125551

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

It was very strange hearing "Over the Rainbow" as a musical leitmotif throughout 1941's I Wake Up Screaming , a wrong-man-accused-of-murder proto-noir from 20th Century Fox. I was under the impression that its popularity wasn't as omnipresent in its contemporary time as it was later on but apparentl...
by oldposterho
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: The Exchange
Topic: Movie Posters for Sale: 1910s - 2000s
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Movie Posters for Sale: 1910s - 2000s

I'm trying to purge about 2/3rds of my poster collection that were once "Trade Only" posters. Prices from the sublime to the ridiculous, depending on how badly I want to be rid of them. Check them out at: http://petersmovieposters.com/ http://petersmovieposters.com/fotos/00s-1/forbiddencity-sw.jpg h...
by oldposterho
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]
Replies: 634
Views: 78556

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

Had a go at Lubitsch's 1920 historical melodrama, Anna Boleyn , (released in the US as Deception ). Unfortunately this is one of those transition era films where they were shaking off the stuck-to-the-proscenium look of the teens while injecting grand scenic design into feature length productions. I...
by oldposterho
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Stummfilmtage Bonn 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 3344

Re: Stummfilmtage Bonn 2018

Agreed. The write-ups really give one a 'wish you were there' feeling. Thanks, Arndt.
by oldposterho
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: SELECTIVE SUBTITLING
Replies: 28
Views: 660

Re: SELECTIVE SUBTITLING

Those Python subtitlers were sacked.
by oldposterho
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125551

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

Watched a extraordinary oddity in 1936's Bluebeard ( Barbe bleu ), a short film by Rene Bertrand and Jean Painleve. While I realize they were doing claymation in the silent era seeing one this early was a real surprise. Recounting the story of the brutish, serially married Bluebeard (obviously) it h...
by oldposterho
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125551

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

That's an interesting point about Peck's arboreal tendencies that I'd never really thought of and there's certainly a case to be made for it. That said, it's possible that his emergence as a star in the post-War era neatly fit in with the Stoic Dad model that was seemingly all pervasive during the '...
by oldposterho
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]
Replies: 634
Views: 78556

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

I've definitely been neglecting silents lately so spent some time with Douglas Fairbanks and the outstanding Kino BD for The Half Breed and The Good Bad Man . I knew nothing about The Half Breed but, based on the obvious title, thought the whole race thing was just going to be a starting conceit for...
by oldposterho
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Film Poster Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: Film Poster Restoration

Linen backing and mild restoration would do wonders for your daybill. I can't imagine it being more than a couple hundred bucks, depending on how much resto work you have them do. Top, no nonsense restorers I can recommend are Studio C and Poster Mountain, and have also heard good things about the l...
by oldposterho
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125551

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

I expedited viewing of Decoy and have to say Jean Gillie *is* a particularly nasty and unrepentant piece of work as the scheming dame out to recover Robert Armstrong's $400,000 stash. She shamelessly chews through a line of saps to get to it, including a once admirable doctor. It was interesting to ...
by oldposterho
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125551

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

Them's fighting words! I think Ann Savage's positively feral performance in Detour is one of the best ever put on film. When I'm feeling absolutely desolate a double bill of Savage in Detour and Peggy Cummings in Gun Crazy is an immediate recharge. That said, I haven't seen Decoy so it's definitely ...
by oldposterho
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125551

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

If there was ever a direct descendant from Gun Crazy it would have to be 1953's Crime Wave . Deliciously filmed at real locations with aggressively rotten characters it's a delight, albeit a trifle padded even for it's efficient 73 minutes. Escapees from the big house drag ex-con Gene Nelson into th...
by oldposterho
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125551

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

I've admired the one sheet for 1943's Crash Dive for decades and was finally able to give it a watch. At first I was miffed that it was the seemingly standard 2 guys and the gal they left ashore story but then it struck me (in undoubtedly a 'well, duh...' moment) that smack dab in the middle of the ...
by oldposterho
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Question About DeVry Type E Projectors
Replies: 1
Views: 1035

Re: Question About DeVry Type E Projectors

As long as the asbestos is undisturbed and isn't released into the air you're relatively good (better not having it at all, of course). Take precautions when working on the projector to make sure you don't dislodge any, that's when it's dangerous and could get into your lungs. When it's attached to ...
by oldposterho
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125551

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

I'm a huge Brooke Adams fan and saw Cuba when it first came out and I am fully on board with the general opinion of its awfulness. To this day I've never been tempted to sit through it again despite the previously mentioned adoration of Brooke Adams. Days of Heaven or Invasion of the Body Snatchers ...
by oldposterho
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: local censor board archives
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: local censor board archives

Same non-result here.

As an aside, that is perhaps the worst design and implementation I've ever seen on a search page. Utterly non-intuitive and about as user unfriendly as it gets. I suspect the intention was to never provide any information via that site but statutorily required to exist.
by oldposterho
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Security Certificate
Replies: 33
Views: 5403

Re: Security Certificate

Yeah, me too. My login is http (sans "s") and haven't had any problems. I figure the commies are welcome to infiltrate my N-ville data and the added bonus of seeing the YT links is the icing on the cake.

There have been a couple of Firefox updates recently, I wonder if that 'broke' something?
by oldposterho
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Excess Baggage (1928) Lost film with William Haines Exist ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Re: Excess Baggage (1928) Lost film with William Haines Exis

It looks like all UCLA has are the sound discs: Holdings Information Holdings Record Display Location: Non-circulating SRLF archival copy Inventory Number: M114792 Collection: MP Motion Picture Collection SOD Motion Picture Sound on Disc Collection Format: 8 sound discs of 8 : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mo...
by oldposterho
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Right Here in Maine
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: Right Here in Maine

Seems like proper music not of the BeepBeepZrrrrtt variety.

by oldposterho
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125551

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

Inspired by the Tab Hunter thread and concluding that I had never knowingly sought out a Tab Hunter film I took a gander at 1958's Gunman's Walk and was totally surprised. This was so completely off my radar as to be non-existent, how this has escaped the general conventional wisdom of The History o...
by oldposterho
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125551

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

Since I'll be driving through it next week it was finally time to knock Portland Expose off the list. A late noir film (1957) by el cheapo outfit Allied Artists I wasn't expecting much but it turned out to be fairly entertaining. Racketeers muscle into town and put the moves on local tavern keeper, ...