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DavidEnglish

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  1. Who do you think are the best film directors? These would be my choices for the top five: (1) John Ford -- In the 1970s, long after the death of D. W. Griffith, many of the best film directors were asked who among them was the greatest living director. According to Kurosawa, Welles, Renoir, Fellini, and many of the others, the answer was John Ford. Consider the movies he made over just a three year period: Stagecoach (1939), Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), The Long Voyage Home (1940), and How Green Was My Valley (1941). Some might dismiss Ford?s films, especially
  2. My favorite period for his films is from 1939 through 1941. Accordingly, my two absolute favorites would probably be Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) and How Green Was My Valley (1941). Of the westerns, my favorites would be Stagecoach (1939), My Darling Clementine (1946), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), The Searchers (1956), and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962). Two top-notch Ford films that are often overlooked and underrated: The Long Voyage Home (1940) and They Were Expendable (1945). While all of his films aren't great (he would do a project the studio wanted, so he could do a project
  3. Candy doesn't have to have a point. That's why it's candy.
  4. If you become a member of this celebrity hairstyles website, "you too can create all the stunning Hedy Lamarr hairstyles seen here." Gee, I didn't know Hedy was a redhead. Here's the link: http://www.thehairstyler.com/celebrity_hairstyle.asp?name=Hedy+Lamarr. DavidE http://www.filmzoid.com
  5. I hope none of the images I just posted are repeats. There have been so many photos in this thread, I can't keep up with them. DavidE http://www.filmzoid.com
  6. NetFlix has grown so large, it has most of the silent movie titles currently available on DVD. One big downside with NetFlix is that when a movie is restored with a better or more complete print, it takes a long time for the new version to work its way into the system. Many silent films are in the public domain and are available for streaming or download. Here's a link to the Buster Keaton titles at the Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=Buster%20Keaton%20AND%20mediatype%3Amovies. The print quality isn't generally as good it will be with NetFlix or TCM, but some of
  7. I found another Hedy radio program. It's the Lux Radio Theater version of H.M. Pulham Esq., with Hedy and Robert Young recreating their film roles. Here's a direct link to stream (or download) this particular epsiode: http://www.archive.org/download/Lux07/lux_1942-07-13_HMPulhamEsq.mp3. And here's a link to all the 1942 episodes of the Lux Radio Theater at the Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/details/Lux07. The other episodes look interesting, as well. DavidE http://www.filmzoid.com
  8. > David, I finally got to listen to the broadcast. I > clicked on the first link and got nowhere! Then, I > clicked the second link, and it started. I've noticed it sometimes takes a second or third try for the Internet Archive streams to work. It has been a lot of fun knocking around there looking for interesting public domain links for the filmzoid site. So far, I've included links for streaming My Man Godfrey (http://www.archive.org/details/my_man_godfrey), Steamboat Bill, Jr. (http://www.archive.org/details/SteamboatBillJr), the trailer for King of Jazz (http://www.archi
  9. Hitchcock used the song's title as an inside joke for North by Northwest (1959). As Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) walks through the hotel lobby, the music system plays ?It?s a Most Unusual Day.? For Thornhill, it turns out to be a most unusual day. DavidE http://www.filmzoid.com
  10. > Now the only question is do I have enough patience to > wait a few years until all these films are shown > again on TCM, or do I run out and start my own > collection? Another option is to rent them. You can rent the individual discs from The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection through NetFlix. Here's a link: http://www.netflix.com/Search?v1=Harold+Lloyd&search_submit.x=0&search_submit.y=0. DavidE http://www.filmzoid.com
  11. Though you won't be able to see her (boo, hiss), you can hear our revered Hedy on the Edgar Bergen Show. Here's a link to the various Edgar Bergen radio shows at the Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/details/EdgarBergenCharlieMcCarthyDickPowell. And here's a direct link to stream (or download) the show titled Hedy Loves Mortimer: http://www.archive.org/download/EdgarBergenCharlieMcCarthyDickPowell/EBCM_54xxxx_Hedy_Loves_Mortimer.mp3. DavidE http://www.filmzoid.com
  12. Seven Bolsheviks for Seven Mothers
  13. Seven Maurice Chevaliers claiming to be Groucho Marx?
  14. The greatest movie I've never seen would probably be F. W. Murnau?s 4 Devils (1928). I'll never know for sure because it no longer exists. Based on the productions stills, script, critical reaction to film when it was released, and Murnau?s other films in the late twenties, it?s a pretty good bet this would be a very interesting movie. It may be the greatest film that isn't available even in fragmentary form. A documentary titled Murnau?s 4 Devils: Traces of a Lost Film (2003) uses production stills and the script to sketch out what 4 Devils might have looked like. The forty-minute documen
  15. Tired of waiting for those infrequent Hedy showings on TCM? The Internet Archive has Dishonored Lady (1947) available to stream or download. Apparently, it's in the public domain. Here's the link to visit the download page: http://www.archive.org/details/dishonored_lady. And here's the link to stream it directly: http://www.archive.org/stream/dishonored_lady/dishonored_lady_256kb.mp4. DavidE http://www.classicfilmpreview.com
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