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Postby Ann Harding » January 11th, 2008, 12:50 pm

I am not quite sure I am posting at the right place...but I'll go ahead anyway. Just let know if I am in the wrong thread. :wink:

I just joined your Forum and I am looking forward to some interesting discussion on movies. I have been a movie lover for about 20 years. At the moment, I am trying very hard to discover as many as possible silent and 30s pictures (American Pre-Code and French films).

I have a few pet subjects such as Ronald Colman (who deserved to be better known) and Ann Harding, the lovely 30s actress.

See you soon!!! :)

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Postby movieman1957 » January 11th, 2008, 1:06 pm

Hi Ann:

It's so nice to have you here.

Some places you can check are in the section of "The Films" which takes up most of the main page. There is a forum for "Silents and Precodes." They are popular here. Also check "The People of Film." There are many threads devoted to specific people. I didn't see one for Ronald Colman so feel free to start one.

I hope you'll browse through everything and maybe find some other things that will interest you.

Welcome and have fun.
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Postby cinemalover » January 11th, 2008, 1:58 pm

Welcome aboard, Ann.
Lots of good topics and friendly folks.
Enjoy,
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Postby moira finnie » January 11th, 2008, 2:36 pm

Welcome Ann Harding!
You'll find many others who share your fondness for Miss Harding and for Ronald Colman. I hope that you'll post about films that you've enjoyed, and other topics as well.

One film of Ann Harding's that I hope to discuss with someone some day is a Tay Garnett movie called Prestige (1932) about French colonists in Indochina. Her co-stars are Adolphe Menjou and Melvin Douglas. It's odd, but with Ann in it, the movie also has a pensive soulfulness that makes it hard to forget. If you'd like, we could take up a discussion about Ann Harding, Colman or anyone else in the Drama, People of Film, or Silents and Pre-Codes sections.

I hope that you'll take your time and look around our site. There's a lot of content and your suggestions and questions are entirely welcome. Below is a photo that you might enjoy of Ronald Colman, Ann Harding and Dudley Digges in Condemned (1930).
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Postby Jezebel38 » January 11th, 2008, 3:49 pm

Hi Ann - nice to see you here. I especially love Pre-Codes too, as well as Ronnie Colman! I had the chance to see Condemned on the big screen a couple years ago, and they made a wonderful couple, both with such refined voices and manner of speaking.

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Postby feaito » January 11th, 2008, 4:20 pm

Hi Christine and Welcome to SSO!!!

It's just soooo nice to see you posting here! You're a wonderful addition to these wonderful Boards :D

I'm looking forward to many interesting discussions about Ronald Colman, Ann Harding, our admired Frank Borzage (Moira is another fervent admirer of his work), '30s films, Pre-Codes, French films, etc.

Sincerely,

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Postby Mr. Arkadin » January 11th, 2008, 5:10 pm

Hi Ann. Welcome to the site. Count me as a Borzage fan as well. 8)

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Postby Ann Harding » January 12th, 2008, 3:54 am

Thanks very much for the warm wellcome!!! :D

Thanks for the picture of Condemned, this is one of my favourite pictures. 8)

As for Prestige, I discovered it recently and was amazed by the fluidity of the camera work. Some aspects of the film are downright racist, quite typical of 'colonial pictures' of the time. Apparently Ann Harding loathed the film. But, in spite of its unsavoury aspects, it's a very interesting picture and all the actors give remarkable performances.

As for Borzage, this is definitely one of my favourite directors. I am glad there are other fans around. :D

I also love King Vidor, Victor Sjöström, Nicholas Ray, Max Ophüls and quite a few more....

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Postby charliechaplinfan » January 15th, 2008, 1:57 pm

I hope this is the right place to say hello.

I am what the name suggests a Charlie Chaplin fan but that is a little misleading as this is where my interest in film began. To me he is the most accomplished artist of any that appeared on film. His films can be understood from the youngest to the oldest person

Despite being a huge fan of Charlie Chaplin I'm also a huge fan of Buster Keaton and silent film comedy in general. I can't answer the question as to who was best Chaplin or Keaton because to me it's like comparing apples and pears. Chaplin is slightly more to my taste but I always tend to like the one I've watched last. Thank heavens for the both of them because the pushed the boundaries in silent film comedy.

I love the whole genre of silent films, the stars and how they looked. The films without talking but beautiful musical accompaniments and the universal language that makes them famous the world over.

My other film interest are musical, especially with Gene Kelly and romantic comedies especially with Carole Lombard or Cary Grant. My favorite era after silent are the wonderful films of the thirties.

I love to read and collect books on film too.

I'd love to find out more about film and chat to fellow enthusiasts. I've seen a couple of names I recognise on here. I know Annharding (hello) I hope I can make worthy contributions to this board.

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Postby moira finnie » January 15th, 2008, 2:04 pm

Welcome, Charlie!

You'll find lots of members interested in similar aspects of cinema in our Silents and Precode sections, as well as Musicals and People in Film, and just about every area. I hope that you'll enjoy looking around and will feel free to participate in ongoing discussions and start new threads if you'd like. Please let us know if you have any questions.

I hope that you'll check out the discussion with archivist David Shepard found here as well, since I think it might interest you.
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Postby charliechaplinfan » January 15th, 2008, 2:11 pm

Thank you for the welcome. I'll look forward to looking around and contributing to the discussions :)

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Postby sandykaypax » January 15th, 2008, 9:10 pm

Welcome, Ann Harding and Charlie!

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Postby feaito » January 15th, 2008, 9:32 pm

Welcome to the Boards Charlie!! :D
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Postby charliechaplinfan » January 16th, 2008, 2:37 pm

Thank you for your welcome both of you :)

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Postby cinemalover » January 16th, 2008, 4:28 pm

Hi Charlie,
Welcome to the club. I hope they showed you the secret handshake on the way in!
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