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Everything posted by scottman1932

  1. I sure hope that TCM does run THE COSSACKS in March. That would be so cool! Who knows what else may be in the works?
  2. Santa was good to me. I got the Criterion Blu-ray edition of SAFETY LAST and the Cohen media Blu-ray of THE THIEF OF BAGDAD.
  3. Sorry about that! I totally forgot about CAPTAIN SALVATION. My bad!
  4. The only film of hers that I've seen is THE VIKING (1928). I'm sure others probably survive, but are a bit harder to find.
  5. Very interesting news, thanks for posting it!
  6. Sans I agree that this is a fun movie. TCM had not run this one in many years. I really do enjoy this film. I have enjoyed many poverty row quickie productions that I've seen in the past. What really amazed me the first time I saw this film on TCM years ago was the hand stenciling at the end. That was a throwback to the silent era, where it was used frequently. It adds a certain charm to it. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a condition snob, meaning that if the film isn't pristine, I wouldn't watch it Rather I see these not unlike one would look a a piece of ancient Greek or Egyptian art tha
  7. I like the film. It's too bad that this is probably the best existing print of this film, but I love the hand stenciled color bits at the end. It is an excellent example of poverty row film making. Yes, some of the acting is not top notch, and the plot is a bit hokey, but still it does not cease to entertain me. What a great budget saving device, murder on a film studio back lot.
  8. In keeping with the Halloween spirit (no pun intended), Danny Elfman's "This Is Halloween" seems to be in order:
  10. It works very effectively. I don't know if you have seen Chaney's talkie remake, but what works is the fact that he is using his voice talents (even though we cannot hear them) as well as costume and makeup. Even though we don't hear him speak, he conveys the idea that he is speaking as an old woman while he is masquerading as an old woman. So even though he plays a ventriloquist, it is not really awkward that we can't hear him.
  11. There were only a few MGM films in 1928 that were released with a "vitaphone" disc accompaniment. I don't believe that this film was released with that way. If it was released with a musical score, then it is possible that none or only a few discs survive. Which would explain the new score. I am not a fan of this score at all. I really feel that it does not fit the overall feel of the film. If I remember correctly, Maddala also scored THE PATSY (1928) for TCM a few years back, and it's not all that great either.
  12. It's been a long time since TCM has run this film. I am glad they did. It is a good film.
  13. You're right, Sans, it is a cute little video. While this isn't a fox (speaking or not), it is a fun tune by the Everly Brothers. "Bird Dog" :
  14. I think the extra 12 minutes on the Thames edition would probably be the intro by Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
  15. With all due respect, I disagree with your argument, _however_, if doing what you're doing allows you to enjoy these films, then I'm glad that you have found a way to enjoy these films and that it works for you .
  16. Many silent feature films had scores commissioned for them, BROKEN BLOSSOMS (1919), NOSFERATU (1922), THE BLACK PIRATE (1926), and METROPOLIS (1927), to name a few. These are all very excellent scores to watch these films by. While not all silents had commissioned scores, there are some scores written for many of them by the likes of Carl Davis, Robert Israel, and Timothy Brock that are really terrific. I cannot see how music from say PETER GUNN could possibly enhance the viewing experience of THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1924), or even TUMBLEWEEDS (1925). One would be cheating themselves out
  17. That is great news! Look forward to it returning to the screen in 2014!
  18. Excellent group of photos, Ziggy! Thanks for posting them!
  19. TCM has even run some of Jessie's films like THE GOOD COMPANIONS (1933), FIRST A WOMAN (1935). I think they may have even run EVERGREEN.
  20. The most significant value to many 45s from the '50s '60s or even later would be if they were released with a picture sleeve. Since there were a limited number released with one and many of these were either thrown out, written on, or damaged in some other way. There are fewer of these survving and they command the most value. For example, you can find many copies of The Beatles' "Lady Madonna" on a 45 rpm, but are not likely to find the picture sleeve that Capitol released for it, and if you do, it will cost at least $30+, way more if it is in mint condition.
  21. I do like "Back On The Chain Gang" too, but it was a different Pretenders line up that made that song. Their lead gutiarist, James Honeyman-Scott had died of an overdose. Billy Bremner, a member of Nick Lowe's band Rockpile, filled in on guitar, and Tony Butler from Big Country played bass, as Pete Farondon was fired from the band earlier in 1982. The reason I mention any of this is beacause the sound of the band changed a bit with the death of Honeyman-Scott. He was responsible for many of the band's arrangements and was a fine guitarist. This takes nothing away from Bremner or Robbie Ma
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