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by MichiganJ
June 13th, 2008, 7:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: True or False? Just a theory...
Replies: 46
Views: 4531

You are right about Scorsese, he is another who uses contemporary tunes to great effect. Layla and Can’t You Hear Me Knocking in Goodfellas comes to mind.

I forgot about Diner. Brilliant film. Brilliant soundtrack.
by MichiganJ
June 12th, 2008, 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: True or False? Just a theory...
Replies: 46
Views: 4531

The Big Chill is a great example of the music enhancing the film. After all, it’s a film about a reunion of friends, and the music obviously played a big part in their lives (I love that scene where everyone is singing while washing dishes, and the organ playing the Stones at the funeral certainly ...
by MichiganJ
June 12th, 2008, 3:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DEWEY'S RECORD PARTY!
Replies: 3199
Views: 201535

Let us not forgot some of the great work Eno has done with Bowie:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB7skYEv_EM[/youtube]


And a personal favorite:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TolkKk8ENFM[/youtube]
by MichiganJ
June 12th, 2008, 1:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DEWEY'S RECORD PARTY!
Replies: 3199
Views: 201535

No Eno detractor here. in fact, let’s have another one, from when he was in the short-lived band 801...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAHSvCxyHLs&feature=related[/youtube][/youtube]
by MichiganJ
June 12th, 2008, 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: True or False? Just a theory...
Replies: 46
Views: 4531

A “c”? A “c”?? I hope you are referring to “modern” Swedish movies (of which I am completely unfamiliar), and not the amazing Swedish films of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s by one of the greatest filmmakers, Mr. B. I think those can be summed up with a word that begins with...with...Oh, they a...
by MichiganJ
June 12th, 2008, 6:19 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 309178

Gagman 66, The print on the Kino edition of Hypocrites does have some substantial nitrate deterioration early in the film, but it gets much better as the film progresses and overall, the image is quite nice; and there’s a marvelous piano score by Jon Mirsalis that really helps the film. The DVD also...
by MichiganJ
June 11th, 2008, 3:27 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: "Haxan"
Replies: 4
Views: 1839

The William Burroughs narrated version of Häxan was retitled Witchcraft Through the Ages and released in 1968 (which explains a lot). It contains a rousing jazz score by Daniel Humair (featuring Jean-Luc Ponty on the violin!). This version runs 76-minutes (the original runs 104-minutes) and the proj...
by MichiganJ
June 11th, 2008, 8:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DEWEY'S RECORD PARTY!
Replies: 3199
Views: 201535

I recently lost a good friend and find myself returning to the words of Warren. Hope they help...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3c9RydEz3A[/youtube]
by MichiganJ
June 10th, 2008, 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DEWEY'S RECORD PARTY!
Replies: 3199
Views: 201535

Ah the 80's....Seems like just yesterday when I couldn't get this song out of my head...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z9bPrUark4[/youtube][/youtube]
by MichiganJ
June 10th, 2008, 4:38 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Choose The Best Noir: Poll Results
Replies: 60
Views: 47885

Dignity restored. ("Nice work, Harry.")

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azTUh-pRLZA[/youtube][/youtube]
by MichiganJ
June 10th, 2008, 4:09 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 309178

In my estimation, The Passion of Jeanne D’Arc is a perfect film. And I agree, Maria Falconetti gives, probably, the greatest performance by an actor in a Silent film. Maybe in any film...
by MichiganJ
June 10th, 2008, 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DEWEY'S RECORD PARTY!
Replies: 3199
Views: 201535

Here’s Stacey’s turn on that Trolley. Dig that guitar....

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx_7bgLVcgE[/youtube][/youtube]
by MichiganJ
June 10th, 2008, 3:42 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 309178

Aside from the various budget releases, there are two versions of Orphans of the Storm available on DVD in the U.S., but I believe the Image and Kino versions are identical. They are both produced by David Shepard and contain the same (and in my opinion, wonderful) score performed by Brian Benison (...
by MichiganJ
June 10th, 2008, 1:12 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 309178

Kino recently released a series of DVDs showcasing early women filmmakers and I just watched Lois Weber’s Hypocrites (1915). While there is no question that Weber was an accomplished filmmaker (the film features some brilliant camera movement, particularly an extended pan showing the various partici...
by MichiganJ
June 9th, 2008, 5:46 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Choose The Best Noir: Poll Results
Replies: 60
Views: 47885

Dewey, While I can’t fault you on your eloquent treatise on the merits of Mr. Tourneur and his remarkable accomplishments (all of the films you listed, particularly the Lewton’s and Curse of the Demon , are superb.) But, Mr. Welles has a few achievements of his own. The mutilated (but still brillian...

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