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by silentscreen
April 5th, 2008, 2:54 pm
Forum: Classic Film Literature
Topic: Anyone planning to see "Becoming Jane"?
Replies: 14
Views: 16529

I saw Becoming Jane this past Sunday. I enjoyed it, but I feel that Anne Hathaway was miscast as Jane. I didn't feel that the film was modernized, but something about Hathaway just wasn't exactly right. She didn't have the wit that I would expect from Austen. I wish that the film had been made 20 y...
by silentscreen
April 5th, 2008, 8:05 am
Forum: Classic Film on DVD
Topic: Upcoming Releases for This Month
Replies: 2
Views: 1760

Upcoming Releases for This Month

Wow! Tons of new releases for April! Something for everyone, from silents to comedies, to foreign films and documentaries. Some we're all familiar with, some are more obsure. Watch out for the company that's releasing them though. Televista and Jef Films have gotten negative reviews on Amazon for po...
by silentscreen
April 4th, 2008, 3:22 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Ronald Colman
Replies: 148
Views: 21599

I don't think anyone tried to explain Colman's cultured British accent because it was so lovely. :D I mean who cares that it's not an American accent, it's much nicer.
by silentscreen
April 1st, 2008, 6:40 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 368293

"I've come across early Griffith on different discs. Has there been a commercial release of these films. I remember someone on another site talking about one but I've lost the link. Any recommendations welcome." Alison, I have Kino's Biograph Shorts, Special Edition. (1909-1913). I can rec...
by silentscreen
March 30th, 2008, 12:22 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Au Bonheur des Dames (1930)
Replies: 22
Views: 22662

The film sounds really interesting and the visuals look stunning Christine! :)
by silentscreen
March 30th, 2008, 10:07 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 368293

He apparently wasn't so hot at sign language, but he was good with English.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlI7rbq-kM4
by silentscreen
March 30th, 2008, 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: R.I.P.
Replies: 13
Views: 2113

I'm so very sorry jon! I had to have a beloved dog put down almost 7 years ago. It was so painful, but she had been having seizures since I had gotten her as a stray, and the last one compromised her so tragically that it was doing her a favor to put her to rest. At about the same time, my current b...
by silentscreen
March 30th, 2008, 8:30 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 368293

How funny Ann Harding, Synnove and I noticed that about Hell's Hinges too! I wish more of Hart's films had survived. I liked his acting style in that he underplayed at a time when the acting could be very over the top.
by silentscreen
March 29th, 2008, 11:58 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Richard Widmark has died at 93
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Has anyone seen Don't Bother to Knock with Marilyn Monroe and Anne Bancroft in her first role? If so, what did you think?
by silentscreen
March 29th, 2008, 11:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 581441

:D So I've been told!
by silentscreen
March 29th, 2008, 5:55 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Bette and Joan
Replies: 23
Views: 3507

JohnM wrote:If I were anymore calm, I'd be asleep. I wasn't claiming that you were saying it was true, just at how ridiculous it would be for Bette to believe it were true. That would be just one in a series of many ridiculous things that can be attributed to both Bette and Joan! :D


Amen to that! :D
by silentscreen
March 29th, 2008, 5:05 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Bette and Joan
Replies: 23
Views: 3507

I didn't say it was true, only that Bette believed Joan influenced certain ones, not all . Calm down, twas just a story that I heard in a documentary. As with many such stories, you have to take them with a grain of salt. 8) :D As for mental health, I wouldn't care to comment on that about either of...
by silentscreen
March 29th, 2008, 3:29 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Bette and Joan
Replies: 23
Views: 3507

Whether true or not, Bette also believed that Joan went behind her back and influenced the powers that be to see to it that she didn't get her third Academy Award for Baby Jane . Thereafter she was particularly nasty toward Joan, efectively driving her from the set of Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte , a ...
by silentscreen
March 29th, 2008, 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 581441

Well, today, after almost 10 years I revisited " Elizabeth " (1998), this time on the small screen. It has many similarities with " Elizabeth the Golden Age " (2007), but as Chris said I feel that in the latter more attention was paid to (very) stylized visuals than in the forme...
by silentscreen
March 28th, 2008, 10:26 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Bette and Joan
Replies: 23
Views: 3507

I regard both ladies as hard as nails. What was Bette's gripe against Joan? The reason I said that Bette may have been jealous of Joan as a glamour girl was because of something I heard her say in a documentary about how MGM was this glamorous place, (where Joan worked before going to Warner Bros.)...

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