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« on: February 22, 2017, 11:40:09 am »

anyone a fan of the classic charlie chaplin films or the other classics from the 20s?
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 09:34:23 am »

I find them boring to tell you the truth.. But I have to admit it.. Really enjoyed this one http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1854513/ (Blancanieves).
You have to check it out if you haven't watched it yet.. Bet you will love it! Wink
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 09:53:07 am »

I find them boring to tell you the truth.. But I have to admit it.. Really enjoyed this one http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1854513/ (Blancanieves).
You have to check it out if you haven't watched it yet.. Bet you will love it! Wink

I think the author of this topic meant before the talkies in cinema came into fashion. Your link was released in 2012.

I personally like to watch silent films if I am in the mood for silent movie appreciation. Some of the silent films I've watched are

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)


The Ten Commandments (1923)

The Sign of the Cross (1914)

Cleopatra (1917)

Pandora's Box (1929)



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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 10:41:37 am »

First, yes that movie came out in 2012, but still, it is essentially a silent film. It took me a while to appreciate these golden oldies. The Chaplin stuff, such as 'Modern Times' is just hilarious. In college I got more exposure, once sitting thru something 3+ hours of two of Fritz Lang's early Dr. Mabuse films. They were fascinating. Then there is Abel Gance's epic masterpiece 'Napoleoon' which has a run time of about 4 hours and at the end, requres 3 (count 'em!) projectors running at once to achieve what has to be the first 'wide-screen' presentation ever. Then there is Sergei Eisenstein's 'Battlehip Potemkin' which practically defined film language. In De Palma's 'The Untouchables' he literally lifts the Steps of Odessa sequence for his baby carriage down the steps of the train station sequence. Practically shot for shot. And then there is the granddaddy of all cult films 'Nosferatu'. I got to see this at the Alamo with a commissioned score played live. Loudest damn silent film I've ever seen  Cheesy One thing to note with these very early films is that back then, film speed was not at all standardized, whereas now, most of the time they are shown at a fixed speed, which usually means everything tends to look at bit fast or slow. Criterion probably fixes that problem.

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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2017, 12:17:47 am »

Yes, MODERN TIMES is my favorite. You know, in some of his sketches, his political philosopy would shine through. Cheesy

anyone a fan of the classic charlie chaplin films or the other classics from the 20s?
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2017, 12:19:10 am »

Anyone here a fan of NOSFERATU, or HAXAN?
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2017, 12:31:57 am »

I like Metropolis (1927)
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2017, 12:33:55 am »

Ooh! I love that film! Have you seen THINGS TO COME?

I like Metropolis (1927)
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