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by HowardRoarkSheffield
August 31st, 2013, 9:35 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Newbie silents
Replies: 20
Views: 20900

Re: Newbie silents

Find a film they personally would be able to relate to the most. I would say Wings is a good one to start with, mainly because its a film most people will enjoy. Make sure the setting is good too, show them on a large tv in a dark room. My first silent film was shown in a cathedral at night, it was ...
by HowardRoarkSheffield
August 18th, 2013, 10:44 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Best Prints?
Replies: 1
Views: 10196

Best Prints?

Hi, I recently watched the 1922 Sherlock Holmes film with John Barrymore. And if you know me you know my constant hunt to watch more and more of Mr Barrymore's films. Now, I was very pleased with the quality of the print, which was thankfully restored a few years back. And I was wondering if anybody...
by HowardRoarkSheffield
June 20th, 2013, 1:07 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: The Must Sees?
Replies: 19
Views: 20273

The Must Sees?

I was just wondering on my way home, what are the 'must see' Silent and pre code films. You know, the ones if you don't watch before a certain age you're probably crying your head off because of it.
by HowardRoarkSheffield
May 28th, 2013, 3:39 am
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Best Birthday Present EVER: THIN MAN BOX SET
Replies: 5
Views: 10811

Re: Best Birthday Present EVER: THIN MAN BOX SET

The box set is worth buying...it has two documentaries one on Powell and one on Loy.
by HowardRoarkSheffield
May 26th, 2013, 7:29 am
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Best Birthday Present EVER: THIN MAN BOX SET
Replies: 5
Views: 10811

Best Birthday Present EVER: THIN MAN BOX SET

Earlier this week was my birthday, and one the best gifts I was given was the box set of the Thin Man Movies. And I was wondering..what are peoples favourite Thin Man movies. I mean personally I love the first two without a doubt, but the other films give so much to the audience as well. http://3.bp...
by HowardRoarkSheffield
May 20th, 2013, 2:22 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Pre-Code: Reunion In Vienna
Replies: 4
Views: 11069

Re: Pre-Code: Reunion In Vienna

Cheers, I wonder if they would let me, I am sadly living in what I call the 'no mans land' of classic American films..England. But I'll have a look. It looks like such a brilliant movie. If only these people knew how much pain they cause by not putting films on dvd :(
by HowardRoarkSheffield
May 12th, 2013, 5:09 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 387160

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

I've recently seen two Silents with Douglas Fairbanks Jr in. The first was The Power Of The Press and the second A Woman Of Affairs with Garbo and Gilbert.
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by HowardRoarkSheffield
May 11th, 2013, 3:14 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Pre-Code: Reunion In Vienna
Replies: 4
Views: 11069

Pre-Code: Reunion In Vienna

Has anyone ever come across a DVD or VHS copy of Reunion In Vienna?
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by HowardRoarkSheffield
May 11th, 2013, 1:12 pm
Forum: Classic Film Literature
Topic: Any books on early Hollywood?
Replies: 2
Views: 9690

Re: Any books on early Hollywood?

Cheers! I'll have a look at them.
by HowardRoarkSheffield
May 11th, 2013, 10:36 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Sadie Thompson...the worlds most annoying cliff hanger.
Replies: 6
Views: 11721

Sadie Thompson...the worlds most annoying cliff hanger.

Picture this..one rainy afternoon last year...I'm in my living room glaring at the tv...I'm watching Gloria Swanson in Sadie Thompson...Lionel Barrymore has been getting at her....then suddenly you realize this guy isn't what he appeared to be and then!!---the video stops...the rest of the movie is ...
by HowardRoarkSheffield
May 11th, 2013, 9:41 am
Forum: Classic Film Literature
Topic: Any books on early Hollywood?
Replies: 2
Views: 9690

Any books on early Hollywood?

Does anyone know of any books on early Hollywood, around the time filmmakers moved from New York to California?
by HowardRoarkSheffield
May 11th, 2013, 9:19 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: The Incorrigible Dukane 1915...worth a watch?
Replies: 2
Views: 10368

Re: The Incorrigible Dukane 1915...worth a watch?

He looks so young. I agree, Twentieth Century always makes me cry with laughter. A Bill Of Divorcement's a good one too. Always make me laugh, Barrymore playing Hepburn's father...after reading his biography and finding out he hit on her. There are many versions of that story...some tame...some not ...
by HowardRoarkSheffield
May 10th, 2013, 1:59 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Will Children of Divorce ever be available on DVD??.
Replies: 9
Views: 13603

Re: Will Children of Divorce ever be available on DVD??.

Thank you for the lovely welcome. A sent a quick email to the archive department at the UCLA asking if they know of any plans. So may hear back..earliest Monday...or never. Oh well, I suppose its all part of the game, having good taste in movies means we need some barriers to keep us alert. Cheers a...
by HowardRoarkSheffield
May 10th, 2013, 1:27 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: The Incorrigible Dukane 1915...worth a watch?
Replies: 2
Views: 10368

The Incorrigible Dukane 1915...worth a watch?

I'm a big John Barrymore fan, and I've recently located a copy of The Incorrigible Dukane. Is there anyone who's seen this film and is it worth a watch. :?: