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1917 - a Century Ago Challenge

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1917


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Rules:

- A feature film (Anything over 45 minutes) counts as one entry
- A total of 60 minutes of short films count as one entry
- Rewatches are allowed
- Watched in 2017 (Films watched before this thread count)

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Unchecked 1917 movies - Order by: in # official toplists
Unchecked 1917 movies - Order by: checks

What happened in 1917 (Wikipedia)
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checked: 0, lol
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That only gives me four unwatched on official lists! :lol:
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This is a fun idea. It might motivate me to watch more. I'll contribute when I can, but I haven't had much time to watch movies lately.
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I have 9 unwatched official checks - see you in Silent September.
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Since there are a lot more shorts, I'll keep track of what I've seen in two buckets. Count for shorts will be number of hours, not number of films.

1. När Kapten Grogg skulle porträtteras (Victor Bergdahl)
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När Kapten Grogg skulle porträtteras (Victor Bergdahl) - 4 minutes
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I have 17 unchecked 1917 movies on official lists, which surprises me, I thought it'd be less.
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I'll definitely keep an eye open for this challenge, but I doubt I'll find many checks having already checked 200 films from 1917.
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:thumbsup:

1. Easy Street 24 min - wasnt my thing
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1. Terje Vigen (1917)

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1. Easy Street 24 min
1. The Cure 24min
1. När Kapten Grogg skulle porträtteras 5min
53min/60min
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ICM down for now but I will give this a go soon
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nimimerkillinen on Mar 25 2017, 07:18:12 AM wrote:1. Easy Street 24 min
1. The Cure 24min
1. När Kapten Grogg skulle porträtteras 5min
53min/60min
1. How the Cowboy Makes his Lariat 3min
56min/60min
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It took me over 6 months to find anything from 1917 I hadn't seen yet! And it was only a 9-minute short film from Sweden called Calles nya kläder (1917). Light chase-slapstick'er of little importance. Hopefully I'll find more before the year is up so I at least have one real check for this challenge.
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I have 3 official checks from 1917 I haven't seen. Guess I can watch them this week.
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hey i watched a bunch of these last couple weeks for another poll :D i'll list:

1. the immigrant - chaplin
2. the dying swan - bauer
3. the poor little rich girl - m tourneur
4. until they get me - borzage
5. bucking broadway - ford
6. malombra - gallone
7. raffles, the amateur cracksman - irving
8. for happiness - bauer
9. satan triumphant - protazanov

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these were mostly fun but bauer seems to be the year's mvp. too bad he passed away the same year!!

edit: lol i have still 16 official checks to see. i may watch a bunch of shorts right now :geek:
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1. the immigrant - chaplin
2. the dying swan - bauer
3. the poor little rich girl - m tourneur
4. until they get me - borzage
5. bucking broadway - ford
6. malombra - gallone
7. raffles, the amateur cracksman - irving
8. for happiness - bauer
9. satan triumphant - protazanov

10. the rough house - arbuckle/keaton
the butcher boy - arbuckle
oh doctor! - arbuckle

fatty still funny after 100 years :clap:
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Yey, finally in the game! Thanks to films from the rather uninteresting Swedish film maker Georg af Klercker and one from the interesting Italian director Febo Mari:


1a. Mysteriet natten till den 25:e (1917, Georg af Klercker) - 3/10
1b. I mörkrets bojor [In the Fetters of Darkness] (1917, Georg af Klercker) - 3/10
2. Revelj (1917, Georg af Klercker) - 3/10
3. Mellan liv och död [Between Life and Death] (1917, Georg af Klercker) - 2/10
4. Il Fauno [The Faun] (1917, Febo Mari) - 6/10
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(s1a) När Kapten Grogg skulle porträtteras 7 min.
(s1b) Easy Street 19 min.
(s1c) The Immigrant 20 min. (46)
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(s1c) The Immigrant
(s1a) När Kapten Grogg skulle porträtteras
1. Terje Vigen
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PUNQ on Jul 13 2017, 09:14:28 AM wrote:It took me over 6 months to find anything from 1917 I hadn't seen yet! And it was only a 9-minute short film from Sweden called Calles nya kläder (1917). Light chase-slapstick'er of little importance. Hopefully I'll find more before the year is up so I at least have one real check for this challenge.
wow, would be interesting to know your faves :)
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nimimerkillinen on Jun 7 2017, 06:07:54 AM wrote:
nimimerkillinen on Mar 25 2017, 07:18:12 AM wrote:1. Easy Street 24 min
1. The Cure 24min
1. När Kapten Grogg skulle porträtteras 5min
53min/60min
How the Cowboy Makes his Lariat 3min
56min/60mim
+1 Oh! Doctor = Full 1.
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nimimerkillinen on Sep 25 2017, 01:34:29 AM wrote:
nimimerkillinen on Jun 7 2017, 06:07:54 AM wrote:
nimimerkillinen on Mar 25 2017, 07:18:12 AM wrote:1. Easy Street 24 min
1. The Cure 24min
1. När Kapten Grogg skulle porträtteras 5min
53min/60min
How the Cowboy Makes his Lariat 3min
56min/60mim
+1 Oh! Doctor = Full 1.
2. Umirayushchii lebed AKA The Dying Swan
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Seen this year so far:

1. Il fauno (Febo Mari, 1917) 6/10
2. La femme française pendant la guerre (Alexandre Devarennes, 1917) 7/10 [37 min]
2. The Butcher Boy (Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, 1917) 4/10 [30 min]
3. Are Waitresses Safe? (Victor Heerman & Hampton Del Ruth, 1917) 5/10 [20 min]
3. Hanawa Hekonai meitô no maki / The Dull Sword (Junichi Kouchi, 1917) 6 /10 [2 min]
3. Frauenarbeit im ersten Weltkrieg (unknown, 1917) 6/10 [10 min]
42min/60min

Saw it last year, but I hope Blue Jeans (John H. Collins, 1917) becomes available online at some point. Very highly recommended.

La femme française pendant la guerre is available here (French only):
http://www.ecpad.fr/la-femme-francaise- ... la-guerre/

Frauenarbeit im ersten Weltkrieg is here (no subs needed)
http://www.filmportal.de/video/frauenar ... -weltkrieg
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Finally a decent-size new findings to what's a fairly obscure year in cinema history considering it was toward the end of the Great War, which means resources wasn't exactly going to entertainment projects and not that much got major distribution to be rediscovered years later in strange places.


5. Young Mother Hubbard (1917, Arthur Berthelet) - 5/10
--- Cute. One of many orphan stories that's come to life on the silver screen. This one with 8 year old Mary McAllister taking care of her young family like a mother while social groups tries to split them up. You know the littles ones will end up charming someone to take them in and that results in a lot of wholesome fun from a silent film rarely seen.


6. The Woman God Forgot (1917, Cecil B. DeMille) - 5/10
--- The Woman God Forgot (1917) is probable the closest we get to the Cecil B. DeMille we know from the 1930s. This 1917 film reminds so much of Cleopatra (1934) and other costume dramas from that period, so it's clear he already had a feel for that kind of films early on in his career. Looks quite ambitious too, but lacks perhaps a finesse in the storytelling to really engage as much as the elaborate designs and costumes, but this was a clear sign of things to come from DeMille.


7. A Bid for Fortune (1917, Sidney Morgan) - 5/10
--- A British crime story of the silent variety for those that enjoy the type of fiction as the French were so good at delivering in the silent era. You know, like Fantômas (1913), Les vampires (1915) & Judex (1916). Perhaps not as creative, but it started out in a very satisfying way, even if it didn't totally deliver on it's potential as the crime story progressed. Still plenty of adventure and mysterious nonsense along the way.
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nimimerkillinen on Oct 19 2017, 01:11:46 PM wrote:
nimimerkillinen on Sep 25 2017, 01:34:29 AM wrote:
nimimerkillinen on Jun 7 2017, 06:07:54 AM wrote: How the Cowboy Makes his Lariat 3min
56min/60mim
+1 Oh! Doctor = Full 1.
2. Umirayushchii lebed AKA The Dying Swan
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1917 in 2017
02 (s1d) His Wedding Night 19 min. (15)
03 (s2a) Oh Doctor! 23 min. (38)
03 (s2b) Coney Island 25 min. (3)
(s3a) Easy Street (24 min. (27)
(s3b) The Immigrant (30 min. (57)

Centipede
ABC
2 (s1b) The Butcher Boy
3 (s2b) Coney Island
(s3a) Easy Street
2 (s1d) His Wedding Night
(s3b) The Immigrant
2 (s1a) När Kapten Grogg skulle porträtteras
3 (s2a) Oh Doctor!
2 (s1c) The Rough House
1 Terje Vigen
So I got 3 points in 2017 last year


1918 in 2018
none actually
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