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Feb 22, 2012 Robert J. Flaherty
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Wikipedia... Nanook of the North (also known as Nanook of the North: A Story Of Life and Love In the Actual Arctic) is a 1922 silent documentary film by Robert J. Flaherty. In the tradition of what would later be called salvage ethnography, Flaherty captured the struggles of the Inuk Nanook and his family in the Canadian arctic. The film is considered the first feature-length documentary, though Flaherty has been criticized for staging several sequences and thereby distorting the reality of his...
Topics: Documentary film, Robert J. Flaherty
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Feb 21, 2012 Robert J. Flaherty
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Wikipedia... Man of Aran (1934) is a fictional documentary (docufiction) by Robert J. Flaherty about life on the Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland. It portrays characters living in premodern conditions, documenting their daily routines such as fishing off high cliffs, farming potatoes where there is little soil, and hunting for huge basking sharks to get liver oil for lamps. Some situations are fabricated, such as one scene in which the shark fishermen are almost lost at sea in a...
Topics: Documentary, Robert J. Flaherty
Feature Films
Feb 21, 2012 Josef von Baky
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This is a delightful film even if you cannot understand the language. Wikipedia's plot summary will provide the basic idea for this beautifully photographed film. Erich Kastner, the author of the 1949 novel, introduces the film and narrates. Wikipedia... Plot summary Two nine-year-old girls--rude Lisa Palfy (orig. Luise Palfy) from Vienna, and respectful shy Lottie Horn (orig. Lotte Korner) from Munich--meet on a summer camp in Bohrlaken on Lake Bohren (orig. 'Seebuhl am Buhlsee'). Lisa has...
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Topics: German cinema, Josef von Baky
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Feb 17, 2012 Roman Polanski
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Wikipedia: "...a short film written and directed by Roman Polanski in 1957. According to Roman Polanski's autobiography, the film was a stunt which nearly got him thrown out of Lodz film school; Polanski had organized a groups of "Thugs" to go to a school dance and begin disrupting it. As the band played "When the Saints Go Marching In," some students were actually beaten up. The ironic alternate title is "Break Up the Dance"." Other R. Polanski short...
Topics: Experimental film, Roman Polanski
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Feb 17, 2012 Roman Polanski
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Plot [IMDb]... "Waiting for Godot" on ice and snow, without words. Against a barren winter landscape, a figure approaches: it's a man, pulling a small sleigh on which another man sits, plucking a dead bird. They stop to trade places; the one now on the sleigh takes out his knitting. Accidents, misunderstandings, disagreements, and an outright fight await our absurd protagonists as their trip to nowhere continues, first with one pulling, then the other. What if they were to lose the...
Topics: Experimental film, Roman Polanski
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Feb 17, 2012 Roman Polanski
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IMDb... A small and thin barefoot slave (played by Polanski) plays a flute and beats a drum to entertain his large master who rocks in a rocking chair in front of his mansion. The slave jumps and leaps like a madman, wipes his master's brow, feeds him, washes his feet, shades him from the sun with an umbrella and holds a urinal for him. IMDb reviewer, debblyst, wrote... ... Influenced by Beckett, Kafka and Buster Keaton, this delightful absurdist short comedy already showcases Polanski's...
Topics: Experimental film, Roman Polanski
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Feb 16, 2012 Roman Polanski
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Plot [Wikipedia]... The film features two men, played by Jakub Goldberg and Henryk Kluba, who emerge from the sea carrying a large wardrobe, which they proceed to carry into a town. Carrying the wardrobe, the two encounter a series of hostile events, including being attacked by a group of youths (one of whom is played by Polanski himself). Finally, they arrive back at a beach and then disappear in the sea. joNNi, an IMDb reviewer, wrote... One of his earliest films, at 25 years old, Polanski is...
Topics: Experimental film, Roman Polanski
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Feb 13, 2012 Man Ray
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Wonderful "dance" of objects. IMDb... Experimental film, white specks and shapes gyrating over a black background, a light-striped torso, a gyrating eggcrate. One of the first Dadaist films. Media Art Net... ---------- Man Ray [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_Ray Photogram [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rayographs Dadaism [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dada Alice Prin [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Prin
Topics: Dadaism, experimental film, Man Ray, photogram
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Feb 13, 2012 Orson Welles and William Vance
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Wikipedia... The Hearts of Age is the first film made by Orson Welles. The film is an eight-minute short, which he co-directed with William Vance in 1934. The film stars Welles' first wife, Virginia Nicholson, as well as Welles himself. He made the film while attending the Todd School for Boys, in Woodstock, Illinois, at the age of 19. The plot is a series of images loosely tied together, and is arguably influenced by surrealism. Cast... Orson Welles as Death. Virginia Nicholson as the Old...
Topics: Experimental film, Orson Welles, William Vance
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Feb 13, 2012 Marcel Duchamp
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An Avant-Garde experimental film by Marcel Duchamp..."Anemic Cinema" [1926]. If you suffer dizziness, exercise caution. Do read... "Anemic Cinema" [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anemic_Cinema Marcel Duchamp [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Duchamp
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Topics: Experimental film, Marcel Duchamp
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Feb 13, 2012 Clarence Brown
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Sort of a Valentine treat. A comback film for Rudolph with this well-liked film. Plot [Wikipedia]... Vladimir Dubrovsky (Rudolph Valentino), a Cossack serving in the Russian army, comes to the notice of the Czarina (Louise Dresser) when he rescues Mascha (Vilma Banky), a beautiful young lady, and her aunt trapped in a runaway stagecoach. He is delighted when the Czarina offers to make him a general but horrified when she tries to seduce him. He flees and the Czarina puts a price on his head....
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Topics: Clarence Brown, Louise Dresser, Rudolph Valentino, silent film, Vilma Banky, William Cameron Menzies
Silent Films
Feb 12, 2012 Georg Wilhelm Pabst
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Plot [Wikipedia]... In 1921 in the poor part of an Austrian town called Melchiorgasse there are only two wealthy people: the butcher Josef Geiringer and his wife. Mrs. Greifer runs a fashion boutique and a nightclub patronized by wealthy Viennese. Annexed to the nightclub is Merkl Hotel, a brothel to which the women of the nightclub bring their clients. The film follows the lives of two women from the same poor neighborhood as they try to better themselves during the period of Austrian postwar...
Topics: Georg Wilhelm Pabst, German cinema, Greta Garbo, "New Objectivity" movement, silent film
Silent Films
Feb 10, 2012 Oscar Micheaux
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February in the United States celebrates "Black History Month" and thus this offering by Oscar Micheaux..."Within Our Gates" [1920]. It is a powerful narrative of an era long gone and exemplifies the ugliness of racial prejudice, injustice, and philosophically the collective conscience of mob mentality and loss of identity. Wikipedia... Within Our Gates (1920) is a silent race film that dramatically expresses the racial situation in America during the violent years of Jim...
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Topics: Afro-American cinema, Jim Crow, mob mentality, Oscar Micheaux, prejudice, racism
Silent Films
Feb 9, 2012 Maurice Tourneur
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Like the quest for "truth, justice, equality, peace", Mytyl and Tyltyl are guided by Berylune [a fairy] to find "happiness". [See NOTE at the end.] IMDb reviewer, wes-connors, wrote... Somewhere or anywhere, during a snowy winter, young Robin Macdougall (as Tyltyl) and little sister Tula Belle (as Mytyl) learn their neighbor's child is sick. The ailing girl thinks she might be well and happy if she could only have young Tyltyl's caged bird, but Mytyl decides the siblings...
Topics: fantasy, Maurice Tourneur, silent
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Feb 6, 2012 Stanley Kubrick
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A fine screen adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's novel. Remember it was 1962 and the book was hard to transcribe to the screen, but Kubrick succeeded. "Lolita" [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolita_%281962_film%29
Topics: James Mason, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters, Stanley Kubrick, Sue Lyon, Vladimir Nabokov
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Feb 6, 2012 Ken Russell
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This bizarre short is purported to be Ken Russell's first film. Simply: It begins with a knight in armor [Ken Russell] who eventually rides a bike to rescue a damsel in distress who has been abducted by a man in a wheelchair. Some argue that the film abruptly ends, leading one to suspect that the film was never completed. Ken Russell [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Russell
Topics: Ken Russell, shorts
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Feb 6, 2012 Federico Fellini
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A delightful film visually and a Renaissance experience for Juliet [Giulietta Masina]. Wikipedia... Giulietta (Giulietta Masina) explores her subconscious and the odd lifestyle of her sexy neighbor, Suzy (Sandra Milo), as she attempts to deal with her mundane life and her philandering oppressive husband (Mario Pisu). As she increasingly taps into her desires (and her demons) she slowly gains greater self-awareness leading to independence.
Topics: Federico Fellini, Giulietta Masina, Italian cinema
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Feb 6, 2012 Federico Fellini
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Encolpius and Ascilto sojourn through Nero's Rome in a Krazy Kat patchwork of disjointed surreal episodes. Fellini based this confusing cinematic treat on the fragmented Petronius narrative of the same name..."Satyricon". Excess and debauchery are bywords for this difficult, subjective film. Film: "Satyricon" [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyricon_%28film%29 Book: "Satyricon" [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyricon
Topics: Federico Fellini, Italian cinema, Petronius, Nero, Rome, "Satyricon"
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Feb 5, 2012 James Ivory
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This Merchant Ivory Production is a story of the Kendalls touring India. And yes, that is Felicity Kendall probably best known as Barbara Goode in the BBC sitcom "Goode Neighbors". Wikipedia... Loosely based on the real-life Kendal family, this film follows the story of nomadic British actors as they perform in towns in post-colonial India performing plays by Shakespeare. In this story, Tony Buckingham (Geoffrey Kendal) and his wife Carla (Laura Liddell) oversee the troupe. Their...
Topics: Felicity Kendall, India, Madhur Jaffrey, Merchant Ivory Production, Satyajit Ray, Shakespeare,...
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Feb 5, 2012 Robert Altman
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This is a film partially directed by Robert Altman and one he would have liked to forget, but times were tough and one would do just about anything. This was filmed in my fair city and commissioned by a local producer of pork products...the R. B. Rice Company. Mr. Rice was quite wealthy and thought his daughter, Cora Rice, had talent...thus, he spent a bundle of money on a film. It didn't work. NOTE: For some unexplained reason, the offering provides no streaming image. The download works fine.
Topics: Cora Rice, Robert Altman, trailer
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Feb 5, 2012 Jean Cocteau
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IMDb... Adélaïde, Belle, Félicie and Ludovic are young adult siblings who once lived in grandeur until their father's merchant ships were lost at sea. The family is now near ruin, but Adélaïde and Félicie nonetheless still squander away the family money on themselves and keeping beautiful, whereas Belle slaves around the house, doting on her father. Ludovic detests his two spoiled sisters, but is protective of Belle, especially with his friend Avenant, a handsome scoundrel who wants to...
Topics: fantasy, Jean Cocteau, trailer
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Feb 5, 2012 Bill Osco
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An R-rated trailer. Kristine DeBell makes Carroll's Alice a real adult. "Alice in Wonderland" [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_in_Wonderland_%281976_film%29
Topics: Bill Osco, Lewis Carroll, trailer
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Feb 5, 2012 Federico Fellini
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IMDb... Guido is a film director, trying to relax after his last big hit. He can't get a moments peace, however, with the people who have worked with him in the past constantly looking for more work. He wrestles with his conscience, but is unable to come up with a new idea. While thinking, he starts to recall major happenings in his life, and all the women he has loved and left. An autobiographical film of Fellini, about the trials and tribulations of film making. "8 1/2" [Wikipedia]...
Topics: Federico Fellini, Italian cinema, trailer
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Feb 3, 2012 Kaneto Shindo
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Anti-war films are out numbered by war films but that doesn't mean that their few numbers are irrelevant in the analysis of the philosophy of human aggression. Recall Lewis Milestone's "All Quiet on the Western Front", Dalton Trumbo's "Johnny Got His Gun", Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory", or Kon Ichikawa's "The Burmese Harp". Here are some thoughts by "The New York Times'" writer A. O. Scott on the re-release of "Children of...
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Topics: Antiwar cinema, Hiroshima, Japanese cinema, Kaneto Shindo
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Jan 30, 2012 Erno Metzner
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A "slice of life" during the Weimar Republic. IMDb reviewer, ackstasis, wrote... Though Erno Metzner's 'Assault (1928)' was first introduced to me as a work of avant-garde cinema, it's actually quite mainstream, if a little dark thematically. A suspenseful, and occasionally humorous, morality play, the film follows the fortunes of an unscrupulous opportunist who happens upon a counterfeit coin, knowingly tries to capitalise on his discovery, and later regrets ever laying his eyes on...
Topics: Erno Metzner, silent film, Weimar Republic
Comedy Films
Jan 29, 2012 Clarence G. Badger
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This two reel comedy is not a great film but does feature a young Gloria Swanson, Teddy the Keystone Dog and historically significant "being the very last comedy produced under the Keystone banner." An IMDb reviewer, drednm, wrote... Typical no-plot comedy short from 1917 boasts the great Gloria Swanson as a teenager yachting to India with her family and beau, Bobby Vernon. While ashore they run into trouble and Gloria is kidnapped by the Rajah. Hilarious doings as La Swanson is...
Topics: Bobby Vernon, Clarence G. Badger, comedy, Gloria Swanson, silent film, Teddy the Keystone Dog
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Jan 28, 2012 Lupu Pick
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Criterion... One of the key films of the German kammerspiel movement, this silent work chronicles the tragic repercussions of a furtive love affair between a railway worker's daughter (Edith Posca) and her father's supervisor (Werner Krauss). ---------- Kammerspielfilm [Wikipedia]... Kammerspielfilm is a type of German film that offers an intimate, cinematic portrait of lower middle class life. The name derives from a theater, the Kammerspiele, opened in 1906 by a major stage director Max...
Topics: German cinema, Kammerspielfilm, Lupu Pick
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Jan 27, 2012 Arthur Robison
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An odd German expressionistic film with no music bed, title cards, or even names for the players. It is also tinted which I am not sure if it was original. IMDb reviewer, movingpicturegal, wrote... This is an unusual, very different sort of film, completely visual as it has no intertitles, in keeping with the original German version. About a man who is full of anxiety (his eyes continually popping out in jealous rages) over the attentions his woman has been paying to a handsome youth and...
Topics: Arthur Robison. expressionistic film, German cinema, silent
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Jan 26, 2012 Dimitri Kirsanoff
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French avant-garde cinema at its best. A fine commentary by David Badagnani... Dimitri Kirsanoff's Menilmontant (1925) researched by David Badagnani Directed by Dimitri Kirsanoff (b. Dorpat, Estonia, March 6, 1899; d. France, February 11 1957, of a heart attack) Cast: Nadia Sibirskaia (Younger sister), Yolande Beaulieu (Older sister), Guy Belmont (Young man), Jean Pasquier, Maurice Ronsard. Estonian-born filmmaker Dimitri Kirsanoff emigrated to Paris with his parents in the early 1920s. There...
Topics: Dimitri Kirsanoff, experimental film, French cinema, silent film
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Jan 26, 2012 Gustav Machaty
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Four years before Czech director Gustav Machaty produced "Ecstasy" ["Ekstase"] [1933] [ http://www.archive.org/details/Ekstase1933 ], "Seduction" ["Erotikon"] hit the screens. IMDb reviewer ackstasis wrote... 'Erotikon (1929)' was released just as the arrival of "talkies" was stifling (at least temporarily) the artistry out of cinema, and it's one of the most lusciously-photographed films of its era. Czech director Gustav Machaty blends...
Topics: Czech cinema, "Ecstasy" ["Ekstase"], Gustav Machaty, silent films
Silent Films
Jan 26, 2012 Alexandre Volkoff
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One might want to label "The White Devil" [a German/Italian production] as a transitional film from silent to synchronized sound--sort of. There is no dialogue...only synchronized sound effects, singing, and a music score [Michael Lewin, Marc Roland & Willy Schmidt-Gentner]. Curt Courant was one of the cinematographers who did the immensely popular "Berlin: Symphony of a Great City" [ http://www.archive.org/details/BerlinSymphonyofaGreatCity ]. The other cinematographer...
Topics: Alexandre Volkoff, Fritz Alberti, German/Italian film, "Hajji Murad", Ivan Mosjoukine,...
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Jan 17, 2012 Fernand Leger et. al.
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Mix Dadaism, Man Ray [cinematographer], Fernand Leger and Dudley Murphy [directors], and a music score by Andre Charlot [that wasn't added until 2000] yielding a wild and fantastic 11 visual minutes. Wikipedia offers more details especially the issue with Andre Charlot's score. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballet_M%C3%A9canique
Topics: Andre Charlot, Dadaism, Dudley Murphy, experimental films, Fernand Leger, Man Ray
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Jan 16, 2012 Jean Renoir
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From Hans Christian Andersen's story to the screen by Jean Renoir, Catherine Hessling as Karen evokes delight and pathos. Wikipedia... Spoiler included. On a cold New Year's Eve, a poor girl tries to sell matches in the street. She is freezing badly, but she is afraid to go home because her father will beat her for not selling any matches. She takes shelter in a nook and lights the matches to warm herself. In their glow, she sees several lovely visions including a Christmas tree and a holiday...
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Topics: Catherine Hessling, French cinema, Hans Christian Andersen, Jean Renoir, silent films
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Jan 14, 2012 Joe May
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IMDb synopsis... Else, played by Betty Amann, becomes the tragic hero of Asphalt as her character transcends her unhappy criminal life to redeem herself in an unfolding confession of true love. As fitting with the harsh urban landscape of Berlin, Else begins as a gorgeous trickster when the story begins. Her high fashion clothes and perfectly ornamented makeup make her deserving to be peering over diamond cases while batting her eyes in want at the jeweler. We immediately experience the power...
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Topics: Betty Amann, German cinema, Joe May, silent film
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Jan 12, 2012 Siodmak and Ulmer
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Before the Nazi regime, there was time for lazy Sundays and romance. This is a remarkable film made in 1930 by Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer. "People on Sunday" [Wikipedia] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_on_Sunday A review... The film opens at Bahnhof Zoo train station one Saturday morning. Its opening scenes show the bustling traffic of central Berlin. The action of the movie centres on five central characters, and takes place over a single weekend. At the start of the...
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Topics: Billie Wilder, Edgar G. Ulmer, German cinema, Robert Siodmak, romance, silent film
Silent Films
Jun 12, 2010 Harry S. Palmer
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From "Keeping Up with the Joneses" 1915 Black and white Animation Silent with music bed "From a series begun in September 1915 based on the Keeping Up with the Joneses newspaper comic by "Pop" Momand. The films begin with "out of the inkwell" drawings of the sort seen in Winsor McCay films and later elaborated by Max Fleischer. Like other comic strips and animated films of the era, notably Bringing Up Father (published from 1912; filmed 1916-18), Keeping Up...
Topics: Silent film, Animation, Harry S. Palmer
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Jun 12, 2010 Harry S. Palmer
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From "Keeping Up with the Joneses" 1915 Black and white Animation Silent with music bed "From a series begun in September 1915 based on the Keeping Up with the Joneses newspaper comic by "Pop" Momand. The films begin with "out of the inkwell" drawings of the sort seen in Winsor McCay films and later elaborated by Max Fleischer. Like other comic strips and animated films of the era, notably Bringing Up Father (published from 1912; filmed 1916-18), Keeping Up...
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Topics: Silent film, Animation, Harry S. Palmer
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Jun 12, 2010 Howard S. Moss
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1916 Black and white Silent with music bed "Stop motion"
Topics: Silent film, Howard S. Moss
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Jun 12, 2010 Howard S. Moss
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1916 Black and white Silent with music bed "Stop motion" Mary and Gretel [Part 2] http://www.archive.org/details/MaryAndGretelpart2
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Topics: Silent film, Howard S. Moss
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Nov 12, 2009 Hans Richter
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Another offering by Hans Richter.
Topics: Experimental film, surrealism.
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Sep 15, 2009 Alice Guy-Blache
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Alice Guy-Blache [1873-1968] is not as well-known as Georges Melies but just as prolific and influential. Here is a short film called "La Glu" [1907] involving the mischievous adventures of a boy with a bucket of glue that resembles today's cyanoacrylate equivalent--Super Glue. The collected works by Alice Guy-Blache when she was associated with Gaumont Films is available from Kino http://www.kino.com/video/item.php?film_id=988 . Wikipedia...
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Topics: Alice Guy-Blache, silent films, women film directors
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Mar 9, 2009 John Huston
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Dashiell Hammett's novel "The Maltese Falcon" on the silver screen. What a cast: Effie Perrine [Lee Patrick], Joel Cairo [Peter Lorre], Kasper Gutman [Sydney Greenstreet], Miss Ruth Wonderly [Mary Astor], Sam Spade [Humphrey Bogart], Detective Tom Polhaus [Ward Bond], Wilmer [Elisha Cook, Jr.]. Murder and mayhem over a bird made of solid gold.
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Topic: Adventure
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Feb 26, 2009 Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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A spectacular piece of cinematography...lousy film.
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Topics: Historical drama, adventure, trailer
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Feb 26, 2009 André De Toth
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"Beauty and Terror meet in your seat...as every thrill of its story comes off the screen right at you in NaturalVision 3 dimension."
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Topics: Horror, trailer, 3D
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Feb 25, 2009 Jack Arnold
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Henry Mancini ["The Pink Panther" fame] collaborated on the music score with Hans J. Salter and Herman Stein.
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Topics: Science fiction, adventure, trailers
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Feb 25, 2009 Jack Arnold
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3D theater promotion. Original story by Ray Bradbury.
Topics: Science Fiction, 3D, trailer
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Feb 25, 2009 Jack Arnold
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3D theater promotion. Original story by Ray Bradbury.
Topics: Science Fiction, 3D, trailer
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Feb 25, 2009 Stanley Kubrick
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When "ultraviolence" ruled.
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Topic: Stanley Kubrick
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Feb 21, 2009 Georges Méliès
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"This simple but clever Georges Méliès short feature is fairly amusing, and the technique is, as always with Méliès, as good as you could have found at the time. The visual effects are generally pretty smooth, and on some occasions they are nearly seamless as one image dissolves into another. There isn't really a story, just a simple series of visual effects, with Méliès himself using a chalkboard and a handful of other props to present a series of gags involving the...
Topic: Georges Méliès
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Feb 21, 2009 Georges Méliès
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"An Egyptian prince has lost his beloved wife and he has sought a dervish who dwells at the base of the sphinx. The prince promises him a vast fortune if the dervish will only give him the opportunity of gazing once more upon the features of his wife. The dervish accepts the offer. He brings in from a neighboring tomb the receptacle containing the remains of the princess. He opens it and removes the skeleton, which he places upon the ground close beside him. Then, turning to the moon and...
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Topic: Georges Méliès
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Feb 21, 2009 Georges Méliès
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"''The Melomaniac'' (1903) is a delicious pre-animation cartoon. To fast, repetitive, bass piano notes, a maniacal gesticulating conductor rushes onscreen, followed by six prettily dressed chorus girls carrying batons. Imperiously, he begins conducting; a vibraphone and saxophone make their way somewhat discordantly into earshot. This is the music of preposterous comic obsession. The conductor tears his head off and tosses it upward: it settles on the staff and turns into a note. He...
Topic: Georges Méliès
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Feb 21, 2009 Georges Méliès
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"Here's another very brief (3 min.) movie from the stage conjurer Georges Méliès, not as elaborate as his famous TRIP TO THE MOON, but sweet and funny. THE MAGIC LANTERN features Punch and Pierrot, two painted Commedia Dell'arte clowns, cavorting in a child's bedroom with over-sized props. The clowns assemble an enormous magic lantern, place a candle inside and project moving images onto the wall. After viewing a selection of brief film clips the clowns collapse the sides of the...
Topic: Georges Méliès
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Feb 21, 2009 Georges Méliès
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"Do they dance in Hell? If they do then this is maybe what it is like. We join the scene of naïve celebration among the dancers when a demon bursts through onto the scene to torment the only black dancer with a version of the cake-walk that has the fires of damnation behind it. Back when many films were very descriptive and very 'real' in their subjects, Méliès must have been a bewildering influence. Films called 'man riding a horse' were wowing them in the moving pictures (or...
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Topic: Georges Méliès
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Feb 21, 2009 Georges Méliès
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Puckish devil irritates a traveler at an inn.
Topic: Georges Méliès