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The Silver Screen Oasis to Host a Visit from Scott Eyman


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The Silver Screen Oasis, a non-profit website devoted to classic movies, is starting a new feature. We are inviting Guest Stars with a special interest in classic film to discuss their subjects and answer questions from posters. Beginning October 15, 2007, we will be inviting special guest stars to join us for five days. Our guests will have a thread devoted to their online interview. It will be your chance to interact personally with people with a relation to the classic film community.

 

And our first guest star will be a big one: Author Scott Eyman will be joining us October 15-20.

 

Mr. Eyman is the author of a number of books on classic film, including books on John Ford, Mary Pickford, Ernst Lubitsch and Louis B. Mayer. He is also the books and arts editor for The Palm Beach Post. In addition, he has written and appeared in several documentaries and provided commentaries for several classic movie dvds as diverse as Ernst Lubitsch's Trouble in Paradise, and John Ford's Steamboat Round the Bend, The Prisoner of Shark Island, Stagecoach, and My Darling Clementine.

 

(Please note: The Prisoner of Shark Island is currently only available in the UK with Mr. Eyman's commentary, but this may interest those who have a Region 2 dvd player or all-region dvd players. A dvd of The Prisoner of Shark Island is slated for US distribution on Dec. 4th, 2007 as part of Fox's upcoming dvd cornucopia of John Ford works on disc.)

 

I highly recommend that everyone read up on Mr. Eyman before his appearance. His informative and entertaining books are available at most bookstores, from such internet sites as Amazon.com, or from your local library.

 

A partial list of his books includes:

 

Flashback: A Brief History of Film (A textbook written with Louis Giannetti)

 

The Lion of Hollywood; the life and legend of Louis B. Mayer

 

Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford

 

John Ford: The Complete Films, written with Paul Duncan

 

The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution, 1926-1930

 

Ernst Lubitsch: Laughter in Paradise

 

Mary Pickford: America's Sweetheart

 

Five American Cinematographers

 

Bergman: (Taschen Movie Icon Series)

 

Please join us for this important event in the life of our board. If you're not familiar with the Silver Screen Oasis, we hope that you'll take this as an invitation to explore our site. We are a non-profit, actively moderated group maintained by members of the TCM message board who are ready to explore film, filmmakers and the impact of the moving image on society. We also like to have fun in a friendly atmosphere. Please feel free to stop by anytime, but especially for this event from Oct. 15-20. Here's our web address: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis/

Thank you.

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Moira, you can be sure that I'll be there to join author Scott Eyman at the Silver Screen Oasis.

Mr. Eyman certainly has some impressive credits regarding the Golden Age of Hollywood.

I will read up on the author, and get a few questions together. Can't wait, and thanks for the announcement.

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(Please note: The Prisoner of Shark Island is currently only available in the UK with Mr. Eyman's commentary, but this may interest those who have a Region 1 dvd player or all-region dvd players. A dvd of The Prisoner of Shark Island is slated for US distribution on Dec. 4th, 2007 as part of Fox's upcoming dvd cornucopia of John Ford works on disc.)

 

You mean that it may interest those who own a Region 2 player.

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The visit from Scott Eyman begins today on the Silver Screen Oasis site. If you'd like to read the questions from our members and answers from the author you are welcome to visit the site anytime. If you'd like to participate in the discussion, we would welcome your registration and questions about Mr. Eyman's field of interest during this week. The thread containing this discussion, which we hope will touch on the transition from the silent era to talkies, Mary Pickford, Ernst Lubitsch, John Ford, Louis B. Mayer, and the impact of these individuals and events on the history of the moving image, can be seen here.

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The end of our visit with Scott Eyman, noted author of biographies of Mary Pickford, Ernst Lubitsch and John Ford, as well as fine analyses of the transition to sound and cinematography is near. Please click here to participate in or read the interesting discussion that has been taking place all week at the Silver Screen Oasis.

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