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  1. 28Silent

    Disney corps hypocrisy

    Disney self-censored,"Song of the south", from being put on home video, for the sake of human rights. They then fired Rosanne Barr because of her insult jokes on Obama's associates, for the sake of human rights. More recently they did something else for the sake of human rights. The Corpcatters have been paying starving wages, with no benefits, against their employees. That's how liberal they really are. Remember the starving wages that Disney was paying to their employees, when he was alive, except for the 9 old gentlemen? he paid them well.
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    Ingrid Bergman

    Tonight, today, at after 1 a.m. 06/04/18, they are showing two Ingrid Bergan films, that they have shown so many times, Stromboli and A women's face. They,t.c.m., could have had the opportunity, instead to introduce one of Ingrid Bergman film, that has yet to be seen on Television the film she did in Germany back in 1937. Die Vier Gessellen, by Sacrificing the other feature. The reason why they have not premiered this.M y guess is that the c.e.o's were afraid that many of the casual classic film fans, the only one they serve, might not be aware that she was naive, at the time of what was going on in Germany,she wasn't aware what they did until she moved ot the United States, at the beginning of the war, that she had regret doing a film in Germany at the time. My guess is that they are still fearing that if they showed that film the ignorant audience might believe she was being sympathetic and stop watching any more of her films. That is ridiculous if I'm right. Time Warner was also being stingy and selfish about this.
  3. The problem with this offer is that's not academic enough and more commercial than a real education on film history. It's focusing on just the popular. At least it works that way.
  4. The time Warner corporate fascist.look they did with the tribute to Conrad Viet, some time back, they only show his familiars they did not introduce his never before seen German talking classic, which they should of.Why time Warner was too stingy and reactionary to spend the extra money.The fascist recently has given a bad treatment to Micheal Curtis.They did do not introduce him never before seen silent classics, like Sodom and Gomorrah, that is available or his intact restored technicolor film classic Under a Texas moon 1930, which unlike bright light, the color is intact, since 1989.Time Warner could have spent the money to introduce this never before seen films, that need to be seen, but time warner was too stingy selfish and reactionary against classic film fans, fans of the variety.They only serve as typical the mainstream classic film fans only, the fand of popular classic films, a fan of only the best in history, as opposed to a variety.Thanks to deregulation, greedy selfish time warner did, not introduce some never before seen Michael Curtis films.
  5. When I saw it yesterday night, Sunday 25,2018.It was the silent version.At first, it did not make any sense.I was thinking that if this was for theaters, without sound equipment, then why the sound effects and music? then when the scene of the French women coming out including Yola D'Arvil, of the king of jazz fame, they were speaking.I guess that studios weren't sure if talkies were going to stick so they did a silent version with sound just in case.But see At that time people wanted to see a film that talked, just as they were still waiting for 3 color cinematography.Then I learned that universal created this for international purposes.With the difficulty of dubbing, foreign intertitles could be placed, this is my guess.There'something interesting.Zasu Pitts originally played the mother and they shot her in the scenes, but, she was laughed off the screen by the audience.They replace her with Beryl Mercer. Too bad the super long version is lost.
  6. 28Silent

    up grades

    the remastered versions of This is Cinerama and Voyage of the Christian Radiage, from the 6 perf three-strip elements, are now available in pre-order at Flickralley, at half price.
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    No longer lost.

    I just discovered that Paris Bound.1929, starring Frederick March and Ann Harding, was found sometimes back.Part of an early home movie distribution, a 16mm version of a Vitaphone projector with a synchronized record player. It was safety film too.One time there was a claim that it originally had a Technicolor sequence, The truth never had one.Until recently I thought it wasn't lost, but the 35 mm print is gone forever.It was synced with its sound.the print is fair, but not great, Better than nothing and is cheap and available at Grapevine video.
  8. Finally what's been available on DVD recently did Britians first color made silent.The glorious adventures 1922.Here the fact.It's was made in 22, not in 1917, as earlier info claimed.The only problem is that it's not an official print.It an extent transfer of the restored print.It looks like it was recorded by a video camera from a theater screen.This image is dark and the print and colors are somewhat washed out, as a result.It's better than nothing, It's one of those fans of classic silent companies, which the focus is to serve silent classic film fans rather than profit, like t.c.m. does profit first classic film fans and history second. Silent Hall of fame.They could have spent more money on a better transfer.They overcharge too.
  9. Finally, after so many years. paramount is finally releasing on Blu-ray the 1925 Gloria Swanson classic stage-struck, with its original beginning and ending two color technicolor sequences, that was restored way back in 75 or before.It will be released in April, Do you know how long I been waiting for that since I saw that a.b.c special, about Paramount's anniversary.25 to 75 and I saw that color sequence, That's when I found out that the silent era used color.I have been waiting for that long for that film to be shown on.v I even had to ask t.c.m if they would show it.Finally, it's going to be available.for us classic film fans who are fans of the technical side of film history too this is great.The only problem is they are overcharging, because of the vats and tariffs fees as they sell Blu Ray blank discs in Japan.
  10. When Ben Mank, on 2/10 /18 at night, after the showing stated that the producers decide not to shoot it in Cinemascope and color. Obviously m.g.m had already known about fox using cinemascope and the production of the robe at the time. M.g.m. had already adapted to none anamorphic widescreen, 1:75:1 for their films.It was shot in 1:37:1, but at the time of release, screens were getting bigger.It was first released in may of 53 with Capriccio Italien, a short, presented at 1:75:1.Then the muti tracks were remixed.It was released in mono originally .It was presented in 3 channel stereo sound and widescreen at 1:75:1 at a June premiere in New York.The current print preserved the remix sound, but not the widescreen presentation ratio, but then it was shot for 1:37:1.
  11. Let me tell you something.I am looking forward to my pre-ordered copy.The fact is about his film is that the two color technicolor is slightly enhanced, but, it's not drastically changed.Still, it should not have been touched.I saw Mab Hollywoods modern trailer advertisement on Vimeo.Most of the scenes color remained pure, but where there was a green reflection on skin tones to props it, it was removed.I'm guessing that the preservationist wanted to bring out the colors marked by the green without making it look like 3 strip technicolor.Once again, probably, the preservationist did not like the color, Why?it's obvious that they were working for the investors of the preservation project.Who were they? Universal and some other wealthy investors who wanted there returns immediately, probably.by focusing only on the casual fan fo classic films, rather than them and us fans of film history, cause we demand accuracy.Money was being put first before history.This is a shame.Nevertheless the less the way the trailer looked was that not all color was changed to look modern.Remember even gone with the wind was enhanced, The original print has softer pastels.King of jazz has it's mono track, since they use one track for everything, in the beginning of sound and talking films.Still, the preservationist should have removed scratches only let it looked in that pristine two color technicolor 35mm print.If you have seen the frames this is the way it looks and was meant to be seen in 1930.The preservationist obviously made a compromise.It isn't that bad as the way d.r. x and mystery of the wax museum and the color sequence in Ben Hur and more recent Whoopee.If Time Warner ever releases Viennese nights or Under a Texas moon to Mamba, if that films are ever restored, or the upgrade version of Mysterious Island, they could give those films a 3 color treatment unless they changed their mind.Mammy color sequence is not enhnaced.I'm guessing there could have been a copyright against the change.That was a blessing. if I'm right.Since King of jazz looked that it was barely touched, it's still worth buying in March or April.I don't think t.c.m. will premiere it yet.Any how it is a lot better than the VHS version.
  12. Let me tell you something.I am looking forward to my pre-ordered copy.The fact is about his film is that the two color technicolor is slightly enhanced, but, it's not drastically changed.Still, it should not have been touched.I saw Mab Hollywoods modern trailer advertisement on Vimeo.Most of the scenes color remained pure, but where there was a green reflection on skin tones to props it, it was removed.I'm guessing that the preservationist wanted to bring out the colors marked by the green without making it look like 3 strip technicolor.Once again, probably, the preservationist did not like the color, Why?it's obvious that they were working for the investors of the preservation project.Who were they? Universal and some other wealthy investors who wanted there returns immediately, probably.by focusing only on the casual fan fo classic films, rather than them and us fans of film history, cause we demand accuracy.Money was being put first before history.This is a shame.Nevertheless the less the way the trailer looked was that not all color was changed to look modern.Remember even gone with the wind was enhanced, The original print has softer pastels.King of jazz has it's mono track, since they use one track for everything, in the beginning of sound and talking films.Still, the preservationist should have removed scratches only let it looked in that pristine two color technicolor 35mm print.If you have seen the frames this is the way it looks and was meant to be seen in 1930.The preservationist obviously made a compromise.It isn't that bad as the way d.r. x and mystery of the wax museum and the color sequence in Ben Hur and more recent Whoopee.If Time Warner ever releases Viennese nights or Under a texas moon to Mamba,if that films is ever restored, or the up grade vesrion of Mysterious Island,they could give those films a 3 color treament ,unles they changed their mind .Mammy color sequence are not enhnaced.I'm guessing there could have been a copy right agaisnt the change.That was a blessing,if i'm right.Since King of jazz looked that it was barely touched,it's still worth buying in march or april.I don't think t.cm will premiere it yet .Any how it is alot better than the vhs version.
  13. Before i contact Wow cable and scream at them,When i try to sign in tcm on demand in Firefox Mozilla ,it will sign in for a moment then sign out .The same thing happens in google chrome and in opera as much as I have updated flash player a message comes in that the flash player needs to be up dated ,when it's already updated.It only plays on edge.Whats going on? All my browsers are updated.
  14. I was trying to click in to t.c.m on demand ,but claimed that i needed to down load flash player .I did and it still claimed that i needed to down load still .Then i discovered that I had to enable it ,but, after that it still claimed that I had to download browser.What in the hell is going on
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    Cease Fire pre order

    I just found our that amazon.com is offering pre order of the 3d Blu -ray Cease fire ,1953,in it 3D and recreated three channel stereo on November the 21.

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