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by charliechaplinfan
February 1st, 2008, 5:54 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Celia Johnson, a great Dame
Replies: 16
Views: 1840

It's not a film I've ever seen although if it were shown I'd make a point of recording it. She was unique.
by charliechaplinfan
February 1st, 2008, 5:51 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: British Kitchen Sink Dramas
Replies: 15
Views: 3350

I admit I'm a big Alan Bates fan and I've never had chance to see the TV series but this generation is my parents generation and I know a few couples who weren't matched but made their way through for the sake of the children. Today it wouldn't happened, was it a more innocent age or did we take our...
by charliechaplinfan
February 1st, 2008, 2:48 pm
Forum: Film Preservation
Topic: The Magic Flame (1927) Henry King
Replies: 50
Views: 41075

Please, let's hope someone finds it so we can enjoy it on the screen.

Thank you Annharding for bringing it to us. :)
by charliechaplinfan
February 1st, 2008, 2:46 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: British Kitchen Sink Dramas
Replies: 15
Views: 3350

A Kind Of Loving is one of my all time favorite films. This situation in that film was an all to real situation for young people in the sixties. The use of the Northern town as backdrop to the film's storyline makes the film so poignant.
by charliechaplinfan
February 1st, 2008, 2:40 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Celia Johnson, a great Dame
Replies: 16
Views: 1840

I'm so fond of Celia Johnson and Brief Encounter. They don't make them like that anymore, it's very true. She's also a revelation in The Happy Breed. To me she encapsulates the 'make do and mend' British woman of the war years than Hollywood's Greer Garson.
by charliechaplinfan
February 1st, 2008, 2:37 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: The River (1928) on DVD!
Replies: 18
Views: 6291

I've had chance to see this release now. It's everything Annharding said it was. It is like watching a different movie. The restoration and the added scene open the movie up so much more. The scene that was cut is torrid. It's well worth a look. I've not had chance to see the extras yet but I will b...
by charliechaplinfan
February 1st, 2008, 2:31 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 309637

I agree with you about Thelma Todd I saw her in Speak Easily and I thought she was a hoot. I've watched M'liss which I thought was a far better film that Heart O The Hills and it didn't suffer from a bad soundtrack. I saw Wild Oranges a beautiful print, set amongst beautiful scenery. My first chance...
by charliechaplinfan
January 30th, 2008, 2:46 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Irene Dunne
Replies: 33
Views: 8351

I agree with Feaito, although I haven't seen as quite as many films I think she is a fantastic actress and I wish she was better known today.
by charliechaplinfan
January 30th, 2008, 2:30 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 309637

In the past few days I've had the chance to watch :) The Love of Jeanne Ney after being completely captivated by the films Pabst made with Louise Brooks. it was a very enjoyable film, not quite as stylish as Pandoras Box but memorable. I'd watch it again :) Steamboat Bill Jnr for some reason despite...
by charliechaplinfan
January 30th, 2008, 2:18 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Wings (1927) Several New Scores? Which One Will We Hear???
Replies: 7
Views: 1933

I bought a CD of Carl Davis silent scores called the Silents. It has on it the score for Wings amongst others. I only wish it was as easy to find the films with the Carl Davis scores. I appreciate your frustration.
by charliechaplinfan
January 30th, 2008, 2:14 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Valentino film very early Wed. morn. Yea or Nay?
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

I hope you taped it. I've only seen stills of this movie but Valentino looks very nice in them.

I have a friend who bought the DVD release who can vouch for the fact the Moran of The Lady Letty is a good film.

Let us know what you think :)
by charliechaplinfan
January 25th, 2008, 1:52 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: lillian Gish, should have been the greatest ever actress
Replies: 14
Views: 2848

That's a lovely story Feaito. She certainly sounds like a lovely woman.
by charliechaplinfan
January 25th, 2008, 12:07 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: lillian Gish, should have been the greatest ever actress
Replies: 14
Views: 2848

Jondaris, You've said what I'm beginning to feel about Miss Gish, that she wasn't the most reliable source. As I read more and more material about the silent era it's compounding that feeling. Lillian Gish made some outstanding films in the silent era. My personal favorite is The Wind. She is a fine...
by charliechaplinfan
January 25th, 2008, 11:57 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Charlie Chaplin the screens greatest genius
Replies: 15
Views: 2040

What a man :D I thought he did but I watched Safety Last with a documentary over the top and it was more sceptical about how much Harold did. In the documentary you mention Harold is credited with much of the work apart for the extreme longshots becuae you can't have the films most valuable star wit...
by charliechaplinfan
January 24th, 2008, 6:01 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 309637

Thanks Gagman, I loved Annie Rooney but I think my favorite Pickford film so far is My Best Girl. It's just so sweet. I like all her work, it's enchanting. I wish I could help you with those films Gagman but I know of nobody who has them :( Last night I watched Marianne with Marion Davies. Quite a r...

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