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by Ann Harding
December 25th, 2013, 6:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 97
Views: 7878

Re: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all! All my best wishes. :D
by Ann Harding
December 17th, 2013, 10:33 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Napoléon (1927) at the Royal Festival Hall, 30 November 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3073

Re: Napoléon (1927) at the Royal Festival Hall, 30 November 2013

Really glad to see you're back, Alison
by Ann Harding
December 15th, 2013, 10:25 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Napoléon (1927) at the Royal Festival Hall, 30 November 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3073

Re: Napoléon (1927) at the Royal Festival Hall, 30 November 2013

Thanks everybody. :) Actually, I should have written also an account of the 1913 Show I attended on December 2nd at the BFI. Every year the BFI silent film curator Bryony Dixon shows a selections of films made 100 years ago. I saw the 1912 show last year which was very interesting with in particular...
by Ann Harding
December 13th, 2013, 11:30 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Napoléon (1927) at the Royal Festival Hall, 30 November 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3073

Napoléon (1927) at the Royal Festival Hall, 30 November 2013

http://imageshack.us/a/img191/1453/5czs.jpg Carl Davis conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra during the final triptych (I am not the author of that shot - but I thought it was great) I should have written a review at least a week ago. But I got busy with various other tasks. Now I have time to tell...
by Ann Harding
May 17th, 2013, 2:42 am
Forum: Foreign Films
Topic: WHAT FOREIGN FILMS HAVE YOU WATCHED LATELY?
Replies: 546
Views: 40067

Re: WHAT FOREIGN FILMS HAVE YOU WATCHED LATELY?

feaito wrote:Hi Chris....Is the Clair film available with subs?

There is a DVD with Spanish (Castillian) subs: here. Looks like bootleg, but no trace of a DVD with English subs.
by Ann Harding
May 16th, 2013, 4:26 am
Forum: Foreign Films
Topic: WHAT FOREIGN FILMS HAVE YOU WATCHED LATELY?
Replies: 546
Views: 40067

Re: WHAT FOREIGN FILMS HAVE YOU WATCHED LATELY?

And here I am again! :) Yesterday I watched Le Silence est d'or (1947), a René Clair shot in France immediately after his return from Hollywood. The film is nostalgic look at the early days of movie making around 1900. Maurice Chevalier plays a film director in a primitive studio who falls in love w...
by Ann Harding
May 16th, 2013, 3:33 am
Forum: Foreign Films
Topic: WHAT FOREIGN FILMS HAVE YOU WATCHED LATELY?
Replies: 546
Views: 40067

Re: WHAT FOREIGN FILMS HAVE YOU WATCHED LATELY?

kingrat wrote:It's also good to have you posting on the site. We've been missing your unique perspective.

Thanks Kingrat. I'll try to post more on SSO. I have been rather down the weather recently and didn't post much.
by Ann Harding
May 15th, 2013, 8:47 am
Forum: Foreign Films
Topic: WHAT FOREIGN FILMS HAVE YOU WATCHED LATELY?
Replies: 546
Views: 40067

Re: WHAT FOREIGN FILMS HAVE YOU WATCHED LATELY?

Dear Kingrat, count me in as René Clément admirer. The Knave of Hearts is definitely a winner, a lovely film with a great performance by Gérard Philipe shot on locations in London with a hidden camera. The film had been invisible for a long time due to rights problems. But a 2 years ago, it was broa...
by Ann Harding
April 15th, 2013, 8:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Someone's having a birthday!
Replies: 1274
Views: 84008

Re: Someone's having a birthday!

A Very Happy Birthday to You, Alison!!! :D
by Ann Harding
March 7th, 2013, 4:31 am
Forum: Foreign Films
Topic: WHAT FOREIGN FILMS HAVE YOU WATCHED LATELY?
Replies: 546
Views: 40067

Re: WHAT FOREIGN FILMS HAVE YOU WATCHED LATELY?

I knew you would love it, Alison! :) It's a really a fun picture and it used to be shown regularly on TV when I was young. What really caught me at the time is that the film was shot partly on a small island (Ile d'Aix) off the coast of La Rochelle, a place I knew very well. The three characters are...
by Ann Harding
February 24th, 2013, 5:40 am
Forum: Classic Film Literature
Topic: First Biography of Albert Capellani
Replies: 3
Views: 3058

Re: First Biography of Albert Capellani

Thank you, Kingme!
by Ann Harding
February 23rd, 2013, 9:09 am
Forum: Classic Film Literature
Topic: First Biography of Albert Capellani
Replies: 3
Views: 3058

First Biography of Albert Capellani

I am going to blow my own horn, I hope you don't mind. My first book as an author is coming out now. It's the first ever biography of French film pioneer Albert Capellani who worked for Pathé and later in the USA in Fort Lee and Hollywood. http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa123/cleteux/Couverture-...
by Ann Harding
February 14th, 2013, 9:47 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 228725

Re: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

I really agree with that, all the silent Capras I watched were well below the quality of his early talkies. Like you say, he needed dialogue to get on!
by Ann Harding
February 11th, 2013, 5:46 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Underground (1928-Anthony Asquith)
Replies: 8
Views: 3581

Re: Underground (1928-Anthony Asquith)

http://www.bfi.org.uk/sites/bfi.org.uk/files/styles/09_columns/public/image/underground-1928-dvd-dual-format-edition-packshot.jpg The DVD + Blu-Ray is coming out on 17th June 2013. A must buy: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00B6RBT0G The film is accompanied by a new orchestral score by Neil Br...
by Ann Harding
February 1st, 2013, 11:10 am
Forum: Foreign Films
Topic: WHAT FOREIGN FILMS HAVE YOU WATCHED LATELY?
Replies: 546
Views: 40067

Re: WHAT FOREIGN FILMS HAVE YOU WATCHED LATELY?

Recently I saw Les Amants de Vérone (The Lovers of Verona, 1948) with Anouk Aimée, Serge Reggiani and Pierre Brasseur. This André Cayatte feature proved really worthy of a discovery. Unlike some of his other films which are often overlong and ponderous, this updated version of the Romeo & Juliet...

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