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    God of Death Al Edwards's Avatar
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    Favorite Silent Film

    What is your favorite silent film?
    "Sailing out beside the sea, out beside the sunken dream"

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    THE GENERAL
    CITY LIGHTS
    MODERN TIMES
    THE GOLEM
    NOSFERATU


    In 2003 I promised myself that I would see more Franco and more silent films. I haven't seen too much of Lang's work so I plan on buying all his DVDs when I get the money. I still need to get that Griffith box set as well. I'll hopefully buy this sucker within the next month.

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    Shhhhh!

    Without doubt, the recently restored METROPOLIS is my favorite silent. In fact ALL of Fritz Lang's silent films are worthy additions to your collection. Kino has just released his SIGFRIED and KRIMHILDE'S REVENGE on a two-disc set, with a LOT of restored footage and Gottfried Huppertz's original score, just like their big brother, METROPOLIS. THE SPIDERS is excellent, too.

    If you can afford Kino's huge ART OF BUSTER KEATON boxed set, it's well worth every penny. Failing that, THE GENERAL, SHERLOCK JR., and OUR HOSPITALITY are the absolute cream of the crop. (I've always preferred Keaton's comedies to Chaplin's, by the way. Chaplin is amazing, but Keaton is funnier, dammit!)

    The 3 1/2- hour THE INDIAN TOMB is quite exciting, and features some rather unexpected plot twists that the makers of modern action/adventure movies would do well to pay attention to.

    As much as I like BIRTH OF A NATION and INTOLERANCE, my favorite DW Griffith movie is BROKEN BLOSSOMS.

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    there are still a lot of Silent films I like to see.
    Last edited by Al Edwards; 04-28-2005 at 05:16 PM.
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    Battleship Potemkin

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    Keaton kicks

    Robyn, how does that Keaton box-set from Kino look ? These cheap R0 Keaton volumes look alright, but I have no doubt the much more expensive Kino set looks a whole lot better.




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    Nosferatu and Battleship Potemkin are my two favorites, followed by The General, The Big Parade, The Crowd, Intolerance, and just about anything by Chaplin.

    One silent film that I really, REALLY want to see is Sunrise. It's too bad the film is only availble with the purchase of three other discs.

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    Häxan (and no, I still have no idea how it's pronounced...)

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    haven't seen Häxan yet, it's been on the wishlist wayyy too long though.


    my favorite so far w/o a doubt has got to be 'City Lights'
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    THE ART OF BUSTER KEATON is one of the greatest releases out there. I sadly sold my copy but plan on rebuying it very soon. I didn't watch the bonus disc but I believe there is a restored version of the short HARD LUCK, which should be pretty cool.

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    DIE NIBELUNGEN: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

    I watched the first disc of DIE NIBELUNGEN last night and I have to say SIEGFRIED ROCKED!!! It was like The Lord of The Rings:20's style! Going to check out the other disc sometime this week. Kino did a pretty swell job with the sound and picture quality.
    Now...bring on METROPOLIS.

    John
    Well, there it is! Spankings all around, then!

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    Bill Pissott
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    Speaking of silent films, "Intolerance" is on tonight at Midnight on TCM.

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    Robyn Hood
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    Lord Jon, all of the discs in THE ART OF BUSTER KEATON are terrific-looking. Michael Elliot is absolutely right in that it's one of the best boxed sets you'll ever see; too bad he sold his. If he sold it on eBay, there's a good chance he sold it to ME, since I got mine off of eBay.

    And no...I'm not gonna sell it back :-)

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    Nope, didn't sell it on Ebay. I was heading to a concert and the night before I lost $100 so I needed some quick cash so Mr. Keaton had to go. I plan on getting back soon though.

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