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Ace of Hearts

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    Silent film, animation, pre-code cinema

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  1. 10 The Emperor's New Groove 9 Aladdin 8 The Hunchback of Notre Dame 7 Sleeping Beauty 6 The Great Mouse Detective 5 Beauty and the Beast 4 Fantasia 3 Bambi 2 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1 Pinocchio
  2. Ghibli is fantastic. I would love for Only Yesterday to be shown on the channel too.
  3. It's a glorious film, such raw emotional power. 1926-1928 really had silent cinema at its artistic peak, or at least as far as it was permitted to peak before talkies intruded.
  4. Being a major Chaney fan, I really wanted to see the YouTube upload, but the quality was just too awful. I wish Warner Archive would release it or, even better, have TCM release a second Lon Chaney collection set with this title amongst others.
  5. I know, right?! I have not cried so hard at a movie in a long time.
  6. Exactly what it says on the tin. What films would you like TCM to schedule for this program? I'd like some more foreign films, like the excellent French production of Michael Strogoff (1926). There's a film that definitely needs rediscovery, as it has all the elements of a crowd-pleaser.
  7. In my circles, people always write her off as wooden due to only seeing her in Frankenstein, but that's unfair. After seeing her in Waterloo Bridge, my opinion of her 180-ed. She really was terrific.
  8. I understand some silent actors don't have too many films that could make up a whole month of programming, thus no Theda Bara, Rudy Valentino, or the like. They had Buster Keaton as SOTM a few years ago and that was great. But what about Harold Lloyd, Marion Davies, Sessue Hayakawa (who also had an extensive career in talkies), Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, or Douglas Fairbanks?
  9. Scaramouche is an excellent film, better than the sound remake in my opinion, though that movie is also good. I just prefer Ramon Novarro in the lead and think the romantic subplot and plot twist were handled much better in the silent version. I've never seen Greed, though I love von Stroheim as a director so I am looking forward to doing so. However, is it the shortened version they're playing? I know the most complete cut that exists is four hours long. Sherlock Holmes was, for me anyway, a disappointment. John Barrymore looks so bored in the title role, there's way too many intertit
  10. Ooh, I'm glad to see Mae Clarke on here!
  11. Thanks! It's good to be here. I do hope that the programmers get more open-minded. I mean, I like Metropolis on an aesthetic level, but there are much better silent films they could pick.
  12. Some of the Toei Doga films of the 50s and 60s should recieve more recognition as essential works as well, in particular Horus, Prince of the Sun (1968), a film which attempted to break the Disney mold by bringing in socio-political themes and psychological realism into its fairy tale world. It would be a shoo-in for an "essential." It would be nice if Disney would allow TCM to air their first features (Snow White, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi), which are the crown jewels for that studio in my opinion. But as others have said, to claim that only Disney's features should be considered
  13. The silent era was arguably the richest in cinematic history. All TCM ever seems to pay attention to are Chaplin and Metropolis. There's so much more though! Here are a few suggestions: The General The Passion of Joan of Arc Wings The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari The Unknown The Crowd Pandora's Box The Toll Gate (smashes the idea that morally ambiguous heroes in westerns were not a thing before the 50s and 60s) Show People The Gold Rush Flesh and the Devil Nosferatu The Penalty Scaramouche (in my opinion superior to the sound remake) Safety Last! Foolish Wives The Goddess The
  14. I agree that it does not feel too noirish. The first few minutes maybe, but when that triumphant music kicks in? Nah...
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