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WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

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

Postby Fossy » February 18th, 2014, 7:38 am

feaito wrote:Fossy, You are so lucky. I have been looking for this film for years. How's the quality of the print you saw?


Quality was good enough to enjoy. I bought it recently from http://www.jubileedvds.com.

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Postby feaito » February 18th, 2014, 12:39 pm

I wasn't familiar with this company. Thanks! Are the DVDs DVD-Rs or pressed DVDs?

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Postby Fossy » February 18th, 2014, 5:27 pm

My assumption is that they are Dvdrs, but confirmation of that could only come from Jubilee. They are all region discs.

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Postby feaito » February 19th, 2014, 5:22 am

Thanks Doug

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Postby lakme1021 » February 19th, 2014, 1:02 pm

Fossy wrote:
feaito wrote:Fossy, You are so lucky. I have been looking for this film for years. How's the quality of the print you saw?


Quality was good enough to enjoy. I bought it recently from http://www.jubileedvds.com.


De-lurking to ask: would you say the quality is superior to this version that's been on YouTube for a while?

Hello to everybody, by the way. :)

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Postby JackFavell » February 19th, 2014, 2:08 pm

Hi, Lakme!

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Postby Fossy » February 19th, 2014, 9:55 pm

Hello Lakme,

YES!

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Postby lakme1021 » February 20th, 2014, 5:34 pm

Thanks, I'll probably take the plunge then!

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Postby feaito » February 21st, 2014, 8:03 am

Me too Doug...the quality of the print on YTbe is hideous...I can't see the actors' faces!

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Postby ChiO » March 12th, 2014, 7:28 pm

Have just settled in at our neighborhood movie palace to watch a 35mm print of "Crime Without Passion."

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Postby ChiO » March 13th, 2014, 9:31 am

My initial write-up of CRIME WITHOUT PASSION (found here) was seriously, seriously flawed. It wasn't positive enough.

Having now seen a 35mm print rather than my passable DVD, I have decided that it is easily one of my 25 favorite movies of all-time. Hecht and MacArthur may not have known how to direct, but they sure knew how to write, and Lee Garmes provided marvelous guidance to make up for any directing shortcomings they had. Slavko Vorkapich's opening is absolutely stunning - and frightening - on the big screen. Claude Rains - when push comes to shove - is anyone better?
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Postby Fossy » March 20th, 2014, 2:34 am

Our Modern Maidens (1929)

Billie---Joan Crawford
Abbott---Rod la Rocque
Gil---Douglas Fairbanks Junior
Kentucky---Anita Page

Billie is secretly engaged to Gil who has ambitions to work overseas as a foreign diplomat. Billie meets Abbott, who has influence with government appointments. Billie romances him and persuades him to secure an appointment in Paris for Gil.

The wedding day is announced, and Abbott realises that he has been tricked. Abbott takes Billie to his country cottage where he will take his revenge by having his wicked way. However Billie persuades him not to. Abbott tells her he hates her and walks out.

Billie loves Abbott, Abbott loves Billie, Kentucky loves Gil, and Gil loves Kentucky, but because the arrangements have been made the wedding of Billie and Gil goes ahead. After the wedding Kentucky is distressed and inconsolable. Billie discovers that Kentucky is carrying Gil`s child, tells her father that she has confessed something to Gil which he could never forgive, thus taking the blame for the breakup.

Abbott has been searching for Billie and they are reunited in Paris.

This is the second of three “Our” movies featuring Joan Crawford and Anita Page.

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Postby movieman1957 » March 20th, 2014, 11:44 am

Pardon the interruption ----

If anyone is in the DC/Suburban area on the 28th or 29th of March The AFI Silver Theater is planning to show a couple of silent films accompanied live by the Alloy Orchestra.

March 28th - 7:30pm - Metropolis.
March 29th - 5:45pm - Speedy - Harold Lloyd.
March 29th - 8:00pm - Lonesome
March 30th - 2:00pm - Metropolis.

http://www.afi.com/silver/films/Calendar.aspx
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Postby moira finnie » March 22nd, 2014, 8:35 am

I hope you're going, Chris!
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Postby Rita Hayworth » March 22nd, 2014, 9:26 am

The Gold Rush - Charlie Chaplin Film

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfPxinwhOCY[/youtube]

I watched the Gold Rush on TCM yesterday and I know everyone here knows the story by now - but, I never, ever get tired of watching it for the millionth time and I consider this Charlie Chaplin classic - one of the most enduring silent film of all time and I hope that it will carry with us for future generations to come. :)


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