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by Synnove
June 24th, 2010, 5:11 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 235004

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

Madame Satan, I've heard of that one before. It sounds like fun! I watched a couple of silents with Synnove. The General and the short The Playhouse and Queen Kelly . What can one feel about Keaton's masterpiece apart from be amazed at the scale of the stunts and attention to detail. I never thought...
by Synnove
June 24th, 2010, 4:14 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Ingmar Bergman
Replies: 73
Views: 10245

Re: Ingmar Bergman

If I am correctly recalling one of the stories told by master huckster and sexploitationist (and former craps operator in Phenix City and producer of several Herschell Gordon Lewis movies) David Friedman, he met with Bergman's people about being the first U.S. distributor of a Bergman movie. Bergma...
by Synnove
June 24th, 2010, 4:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Good News Thread
Replies: 664
Views: 33980

Re: The Good News Thread

Is it okay if I post a couple of images of the nature first? I'm so grateful to you for taking me there Alison. It was a great vacation for me. Your family was also very nice and welcoming! http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/Owley/Lancashire506.jpg http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/Owley/La...
by Synnove
June 23rd, 2010, 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 409136

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

I love L'Atalante . I spent a few days with Synnove and it seemed fitting that we watched some British movies. Brief Encounter, The Lady Killers and Whisky Galore . We'd had the pleasure of visiting the railway station where Brief Encounter was filmed (Carnforth) before revisiting the film. This ti...
by Synnove
June 23rd, 2010, 7:40 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Ingmar Bergman
Replies: 73
Views: 10245

Re: Ingmar Bergman

I’m also working myself forward with the Bergman films. For me it was a style I had to familiarize myself with. The first Bergman movie I watched was The Seventh Seal, and it was exactly what I expected it to be, because I already had prejudice about Bergman. But I was intrigued by it, so I watched ...
by Synnove
June 1st, 2010, 7:18 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 235004

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

As old as I am and as many generations of actors I've gone through, I guess I'm still a little too modernized to fully appreciate a silent film. The over-acting sometimes just does me in. My preference is for actors who don't seem as if they are acting, like Mitchum, both Hepburns, Roz Russell, Tra...
by Synnove
May 31st, 2010, 4:10 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 235004

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

Thanks, what a nice thing to say! :)
by Synnove
May 31st, 2010, 2:05 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 235004

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

I saw The Iron Horse (1924) directed by John Ford. Then I read the section on The Iron Horse in Kevin Brownlow's The War, the West and the Wilderness. Apparently the filming was quite violent, with the company bootlegger getting killed among other things. And of course, a lot of the atmosphere of th...
by Synnove
May 6th, 2010, 4:48 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 235004

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

Previously, I had always thought that apart from Abel Gance, there was nothing going on in French cinema between 1914 and the coming of talkies. "The Chess Player" however, is a real gem. Aaaaaaaargh! What are you saying Mike!!! :shock: Of course, there was a lot going on in French cinema...
by Synnove
May 2nd, 2010, 4:41 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 235004

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

Salka Viertel was a close friend to Garbo as well, maybe that meant they had better chemistry? I still haven't seen the German version. Fernando and MichiganJ, this movie was not as accomplished as The Phantom Carriage but it looked forward to that one. I think even Victor Sjöström's earliest movies...
by Synnove
April 29th, 2010, 8:44 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 235004

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

The kids were remarkably good, I've never been as appreciative of my daughter's DS, it kept her from being bored, I played so many games of snap with Joe, losing them all of course, then he got bored and entertained the coach. I can just picture him doing that. :) What a long, harsh journey you had...
by Synnove
April 28th, 2010, 11:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Round the World Weather Report
Replies: 1869
Views: 80393

Re: 'Round the World Weather Report

The early 1800's were generally colder than today, weren't they? It was still the period known as "the little ice age" in our history books. Here in England I've had a lovely long spring break with lot's of sunshine, flowers blooming, and just the right kind of temperature, not too warm an...
by Synnove
April 28th, 2010, 6:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday, Charliechaplinfan!
Replies: 52
Views: 3875

Re: Happy Birthday, Charliechaplinfan!

mrsl wrote:.
Totally off subject:

Synnove, welcome back. It's been a long time since you posted. Are you back for a while now until August?


:) Sure. Why August?
by Synnove
April 25th, 2010, 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday, Charliechaplinfan!
Replies: 52
Views: 3875

Re: Happy Birthday, Charliechaplinfan!

"I'm not a racist, but..." etc. I think the leaders who find themselves in that position without intending it are better than the ones who just cry for attention, but that could just be my idealism. At any rate I see what you mean about not wanting to be a leader, but you had to do what yo...
by Synnove
April 25th, 2010, 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday, Charliechaplinfan!
Replies: 52
Views: 3875

Re: Happy Birthday, Charliechaplinfan!

'he hadn't signed anything so the guide had no proof'. Until I piped up, 'I'll be the witness you need and I'll get my friend too'. he was so shocked to find a woman standing up to him, he'd managed to bully all the young ones, he wasn't bullying me. This delay cost us flying out on Wednesday, all ...

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