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by silentscreen
April 17th, 2008, 6:05 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: The Saga of Gosta Berling (1924) and Swedish silent cinema
Replies: 30
Views: 8231

Yes Gagman, I've seen it. You're right, a really wonderful Lars Hanson vehicle! Good story, good acting, beautiful print. I had forgotten about that one, shame on me! :oops: I'll have to look for it and revisit it soon!
by silentscreen
April 16th, 2008, 5:28 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Questions for Kevin Brownlow
Replies: 80
Views: 24779

Mr.Brownlow, I just want to second everyone's comments about how generous you are to share your time with us and the importance your work has had on the film community! You shouldn't be concerned about the technology, you have done a fine job! :) I have one final question: What do you consider your ...
by silentscreen
April 15th, 2008, 6:02 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Questions for Kevin Brownlow
Replies: 80
Views: 24779

Dear Mr. Brownlow, Thank you so much for your kind response! :) The Hollywood series is very dear to my heart and made the silent era of film making and all the creative people in front of and behind the camera come to life for me! Thank you so much for this amazing filmed record of their thoughts a...
by silentscreen
April 14th, 2008, 5:49 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Questions for Kevin Brownlow
Replies: 80
Views: 24779

Mr. Brownlow, I just want to extend a very warm welcome to you and thank you for visiting with us! I have spent many a wonderful hour viewing your documentaries and reading your books! They have greatly increased my knowledge and appreciation of silent film. One question that I have is how did you c...
by silentscreen
April 13th, 2008, 2:29 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Silent Laughs: Chaplin, Keaton or Lloyd?
Replies: 32
Views: 10036

I like all the silent comedians and they all have their specialty. Chaplin with his Little Tramp characterization, pathos, and grace, Buster with his athleticism and outrageous stunts, and Lloyd with his everyman persona. I like Lloyd's nerdy ordinary guy the best though. I seem to relate to him the...
by silentscreen
April 13th, 2008, 10:45 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: The Dragon Painter
Replies: 6
Views: 2477

He was a good actor. I've recently seen him in three other films dating from the teens that came out on the new The River DVD. He had very curly hair like Chaplin and a dimple in his chin. :wink: A multi talented man. There are many early directors that made their start as actors. Mack Sennett comes...
by silentscreen
April 13th, 2008, 9:21 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: The Dragon Painter
Replies: 6
Views: 2477

It is like a fairy tale with a moral to it. Sessue plays madman and lover with equal effectiveness. The other movie bundled in the set isn't nearly as good in my opinion, although it does have Frank Borzage in one of his more noted roles as actor. He actually made four films with Sessue!
by silentscreen
April 13th, 2008, 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are you the only classic movie buff in your family?
Replies: 61
Views: 10142

I am the only hard core classic movie buff in my family in that I like silents. My parents are elderly and don't want to go to the bother of reading title cards, but they do get TCM and enjoy movies from the 40's, 50's and 60's. I usually take a couple of classic movies with me when I go for a visit...
by silentscreen
April 13th, 2008, 8:05 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: The Dragon Painter
Replies: 6
Views: 2477

The Dragon Painter

The Dragon Painter was long considered lost, but was rediscovered in France and brought to the George Eastman House for restoration. Sessue Hayakawa is probably best known for his performance in The Bridge on the River Kwai , but he was actually a silent film star of some acclaim. This film was mad...
by silentscreen
April 13th, 2008, 7:13 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Au Bonheur des Dames (1930)
Replies: 22
Views: 22688

I totally agree with Kyle and Christine. This movie has a German Expressionistic feel to it while being completely modern in look and story. The camera work in the street scenes remiinds me a bit of "Sunrise." And the montages of "Progress" and the wreckage of the old way of life...
by silentscreen
April 12th, 2008, 8:10 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 371668

I have to agree with you Christine that Brent was not an interesting actor- even when he was opposite Bette Davis. I very much prefer her opposite Claude Rains, who by the way, was her favorite actor to work with. :wink:
by silentscreen
April 7th, 2008, 5:37 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The death of Chet and Connie
Replies: 24
Views: 7028

Drawing anything would be difficult for me! :) Good work Hedvig!
by silentscreen
April 7th, 2008, 5:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: VACATION TIME!!!!
Replies: 65
Views: 9264

:( I feel so badly for you Alison! Maybe the weather will improve and you can get out for a road trip somewhere! If not, all the suggestions made sound like winners.
by silentscreen
April 6th, 2008, 8:35 am
Forum: Classic Film on DVD
Topic: Upcoming Releases for This Month
Replies: 2
Views: 1762

Midnight and The Major and the Minor! Finally- Wahoo!
by silentscreen
April 6th, 2008, 8:31 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Double Harness (1933) online at TCM Media Room
Replies: 2
Views: 1768

I was fortunate to be able to see this one! Witty and charming, it is indeed one of Ann's best efforts! I wish someone would bring out a boxset of some of Ann's best precodes! This fan would snap it up in an instant! :D A review from the IMDb: "The wonderful William Powell one year before playi...

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