11th Annual Watch That Movie Night is January 25!

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Re: 11th Annual Watch That Movie Night is January 25!

Unread post by Roseha » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:10 pm

Congrats to the winners, thanks to everyone for their great reviews, and thanks to Mike for holding this event every year, it's always gotten me to watch something I've meant to but hadn't yet, and to really think about the films as well.
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Re: 11th Annual Watch That Movie Night is January 25!

Unread post by Agnes » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:10 pm

Congrats to the winners, & thanks to all involved.

I started something like this on my own.......forcing myself to let go & make the time to watch a silent I have wanted but haven't gotten to for my February birthday. Now I have an excuse to do it twice within a month!

I also enjoy reading all the reviews!

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Re: 11th Annual Watch That Movie Night is January 25!

Unread post by Zepfanman » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:07 pm

oldposterho wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:22 pm
The version I've had is a '93 Film Preservation Associates transfer. According to the always reliable IMDb there's a 74 minute restored version that I now need to track down, since this was only a little over an hour, and I'm curious what is missing. The score by Timothy Brock was spot on perfect, both dynamic and then silent as the visuals required.
I'm surprised I haven't seen many reviews of the 2018 Flicker Alley release of this film. It has the Timothy Brock score, as well, so I'm curious if the 2018 2K transfer is actually a new scan, or pretty much the same as your '93 version. I'm assuming the one you watched is 62 minutes?

Flicker page: https://www.moviezyng.com/810162037246.aspx
Amazon product page: https://amzn.to/2DEKRyb

I recently watched Berlin on YouTube, but I muted it and played the original Edmund Meisel score (on Spotify), which I much preferred to whatever composer did the YouTube version. https://youtu.be/wY5GdeqOkfc

That being said, I loved the film. Fascinating time capsule into Berlin daily life, especially since it was made in the Expressionist film style of the time.

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