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  1. Thanks so much for directing me to the link! I'm still getting used to the mechancis of the board. I'm trying to understand it, sorry if I post in the wrong places. ?:|
  2. *THE SILENT ERA* *1.* Paul Leni's 'The Man Who Laughs' (1928) 2. G.W. Pabst's 'Pandora's Box' (1929) 3. Robert Wiene's 'The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari' (1920) 4. D.W. Griffith's 'Intolerance' (1916) 5. Carl Theodor Dreyer's 'The Passion Of Joan Of Arc' (1928) *The Thirties* 1. Carl Theodor Dreyer's 'Vampyr' (1932) 2. Fritz Lang's 'M' (1931) 3. Charles Chaplin's 'City Lights' (1931) 4. James Whale's 'Frankenstein' (1931) 5. Leo McCarey's 'Duck Soup (1933) *THE FORTIES*
  3. {font:'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif}{size:11px}Roman Polanski's genius is questionable. Whether or not he does possess a certain cinematic genius is neither urgent or necessary to conclude. His body of work speaks for itself, his 1974 magnum opus speaks for its decade, reality in the face of theatricality, and for the sanctity of the cinema itself. Now although it is not completely justifiable to prove whether Polanski is or is not a genius, it is rather important to discuss the life of this idolized and wanted man. Roman Polanski was born in the year 1933 in Paris to Pol
  4. Forgive the following rant, but I have thinking about this a lot lately... No one could create Louise Brooks, just like no one could create Pabst's 'Lulu'. No. Pabst's 'Lulu' had to be real, had to exist, and had to do so naturally; unaware. No. Louise Brooks is not a Pabst invention, and neither is her performance in Pandora's Box. What Pabst did, quite simply, was find his 'Lulu'. The film itself is pure invention, Pabst used psychology as his weapon and his intellect as his charm. He pinne
  5. Night and the City is one of my all-time favorite Film Noirs. Bettered only by Sweet Smell of Success in my book. I own the Criterion releases of both titles. Both films have an excellent commentary track.
  6. I really liked this movie. Jules Dassin is great. Night and the City, The Naked City, Rififi, and Brute Force are some of the best noir films I have ever seen.
  7. Louise Brookssssssssssssssss :x
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