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Silent Era Challenge (Official, September 2019)

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Silent Era Challenge (Official, September 2019)

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Post by maxwelldeux » August 29th, 2019, 11:20 pm

Welcome to the Silent Era Challenge!


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The challenge will run through the month of September, starting September 1st at midnight in your local timezone and ending September 30th, also at midnight.

Goal:
Watch as many silent-era silent films as you can. Only silent films made during the silent era are eligible, if you have any doubts as to whether a film counts or not feel free to ask.

Rules:
- Rewatches allowed.
- A feature film (at least 40 min) counts as one entry.
- A total of 60 minutes of short films count as one entry.
- No TV series this challenge.

Stats & Formatting:
- Title (year) is the preferred format
- New posts are preferred over edited posts
- I'll be tracking years with this challenge

Official lists:
The Top 300 Silent Era Films
Silent but not Forgotten
IMDB 1910s
IMDB 1920s

Unofficial lists:
iCM Forum's Favourite Silent FIlms
Cinemacom's 200 Important Silent Films
BFI Screen Guide: 100 Silent Films
TSPDT's Top 25 Films per year: 1920s

Doubles*:
https://trakt.tv/search/movies/?countri ... =1880-1934
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category: ... lent_films
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category: ... by_country

*please verify they're silent

Feel free to suggest more.


Side Challenge: Three Decades of the 1900s
Goal: Watch a film from each year from 1900 - 1929. No minimum time for this side challenge - shorts and features will be treated the same here.
Bonus Challenge StatusShow
1900-1909Show
Participant 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
3eyes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AB537 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
albajos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
blocho 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
cinephage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cippenham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
connordenney 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
flavo5000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
jdidaco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
jeroeno 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Knaldskalle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mochard 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ororama 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
peeptoad 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
psychotronicbeatnik 2 1 1 3 2 1 1 1 1 1
Simba63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
sol 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
weirdboy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
zzzorf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1910-1919Show
Participant 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
3eyes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AB537 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
albajos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
blocho 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
cinephage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Cippenham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
connordenney 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
flavo5000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
jdidaco 0 1 0 3 2 1 2 1 0 1
jeroeno 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 7
Knaldskalle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mochard 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
ororama 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1
peeptoad 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0
psychotronicbeatnik 2 2 3 1 3 1 6 3 1 1
Simba63 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
sol 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
weirdboy 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
zzzorf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1920-1929Show
Participant 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
3eyes 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AB537 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
albajos 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
blocho 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
cinephage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cippenham 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
connordenney 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
flavo5000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
jdidaco 1 0 1 1 2 0 4 1 3 4
jeroeno 5 2 11 0 7 4 3 3 3 1
Knaldskalle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mochard 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ororama 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
peeptoad 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
psychotronicbeatnik 4 4 1 1 3 6 2 2 3 1
Simba63 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 0
sol 1 2 1 2 0 1 2 1 4 1
weirdboy 0 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 2
zzzorf 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

Participants and standings:

Rank Participant Count
1 psychotronicbeatnik 39
2 jeroeno 26
3 jdidaco 20
4 sol 15
5 weirdboy 8
5 Simba63 8
5 peeptoad 8
8 AB537 3
8 ororama 3
8 3eyes 3
11 blocho 2
11 Cippenham 2
11 zzzorf 2
11 flavo5000 2
15 Knaldskalle 1
15 Mochard 1
15 albajos 1
15 connordenney 1
15 cinephage 1
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Post by 3eyes » August 30th, 2019, 12:03 am

In. Thanks for hosting, Max!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category: ... lent_films
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category: ... by_country

It's worth noting that in some Asian countries the silent era extended into the 1930s.
e.g. Haji Agha actore cinema (Iran 33) and a number of Chinese and Japanese films. Also Limite (Brazil 31)

Question: do Silent serials come under 60 minute rule?
:run: STILL the Gaffer!

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Post by maxwelldeux » August 30th, 2019, 6:33 am

3eyes wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 12:03 am
It's worth noting that in some Asian countries the silent era extended into the 1930s.
e.g. Haji Agha actore cinema (Iran 33) and a number of Chinese and Japanese films. Also Limite (Brazil 31)

Question: do Silent serials come under 60 minute rule?
In response to your question, yes - all serials and whatnot fall under the standard 40/60 rule. My "no TV" line in the OP was just something that made me laugh. :P

And on your note, totally agreed - I generally view ~1935 as an approximate upper limit of the silent era; obviously it has to be silent, but the "era" certainly extends into the 30s. Exceptions to my guesstimate may exist, but we'll handle them on a case-by-case basis.


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Post by Knaldskalle » August 31st, 2019, 12:23 am

Shoot, is it already that time of year again? I'm in, of course. I guess I'll have to dig out the blu-rays this weekend or something....
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Post by sol » September 1st, 2019, 1:57 am

It starts!

First in. :)

1. A Sailor-Made Man (1921)

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Harold Lloyd's first full length feature, he plays an eccentric Why Worry? style millionaire here who joins the Navy to prove that he is not a layabout. The film benefits from a neat character arc, but gets carried away with episodic subplots. Some are quite funny, especially a cheeky monkey and a fight/dance, but with less stunts, the film is never quite as entertaining as Never Weaken and an evil foreigner stereotype character is a bit icky.
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Post by jeroeno » September 1st, 2019, 6:44 am

Maxwelldeux I have two films that need a ruling from you:

Dixon-Wanamaker Expedition to Crow Agency (1908)
IMDb lists it as being 26 minutes but my copy (KG) is 45 minutes

Zapatas Bande (1914)
IMDb has it at 20 minutes but my copy (KG) is 42 minutes

Can we count these as feature films?
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Post by Cippenham » September 1st, 2019, 8:50 am

Ok I am in. First posted will be for a Tom Mix Western

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Post by Cippenham » September 1st, 2019, 9:37 am

1. Riders of the Purple Sage 1925

Classic Tom Mix Western, great landscapes. Apparently most Tom Mix films are lost but you can see how much John Wayne modelled himself on Tom .

2. For Heaven’s Sake 1926

Classic Harold Lloyd, great fun

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Post by AB537 » September 1st, 2019, 5:01 pm

According to Criterion Channel, Ingmar Bergman's Dreams (1955) is silent. Since this contest is for the "Silent Era", I assume that wouldn't be eligible? What about Chaplin's City Lights (1931) or Modern Times (1936)? Given that they were released after most American films had sound, but Chaplin himself had not begun making sound films yet, would they qualify? Regardless, I have a bunch of silents on my PVR that I'm hoping to get through this month.

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Post by albajos » September 1st, 2019, 5:05 pm

Yes, silent Era is until when every individual country introduced sound as a norm. So variable around the world, but for US until 27/28.

Modern silents aren't played with live music either, unlike the first ones. So those are a stylistic choice, not a technical limitation

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Post by peeptoad » September 1st, 2019, 6:11 pm

starting with 60 minutes of shorts-

*rewatch
1a. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895) 1 min 8
1b. Le manoir du diable (1896) The House of the Devil 3 min 6
1c. Le voyage dans la lune (1902) A Trip to the Moon 13 min 7*
1d. Le chaudron infernal (1903)The Infernal Boiling Pot 2 min 6
1e. Le voyage à travers l'impossible (1904)The Voyage Across the Impossible 24 min 6
1f. Les quatre cents farces du diable (1906)The 400 Tricks of the Devil 17 min 6

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Post by maxwelldeux » September 1st, 2019, 7:49 pm

jeroeno wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 6:44 am
Maxwelldeux I have two films that need a ruling from you:

Dixon-Wanamaker Expedition to Crow Agency (1908)
IMDb lists it as being 26 minutes but my copy (KG) is 45 minutes

Zapatas Bande (1914)
IMDb has it at 20 minutes but my copy (KG) is 42 minutes

Can we count these as feature films?
Yeah - both are fine to count as features. My general feeling is to report based on what you actually see - just make a quick note of this in case it happens again so people don't question it. :thumbsup:

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Post by maxwelldeux » September 1st, 2019, 8:10 pm

AB537 wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 5:01 pm
According to Criterion Channel, Ingmar Bergman's Dreams (1955) is silent. Since this contest is for the "Silent Era", I assume that wouldn't be eligible? What about Chaplin's City Lights (1931) or Modern Times (1936)? Given that they were released after most American films had sound, but Chaplin himself had not begun making sound films yet, would they qualify? Regardless, I have a bunch of silents on my PVR that I'm hoping to get through this month.
albajos pretty well summed it up, but yeah - silent era. So clearly no on Dreams, and I'd say no to Modern Times, as that was clearly a stylistic choice for Chaplin. I'm a bit more on the fence about City Lights, but am leaning towards no for that as well, as it's a) US-based, and b) several years after sound was widely introduced in the US. I'm open to contrary arguments, though.

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Post by AB537 » September 1st, 2019, 8:13 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 8:10 pm
AB537 wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 5:01 pm
According to Criterion Channel, Ingmar Bergman's Dreams (1955) is silent. Since this contest is for the "Silent Era", I assume that wouldn't be eligible? What about Chaplin's City Lights (1931) or Modern Times (1936)? Given that they were released after most American films had sound, but Chaplin himself had not begun making sound films yet, would they qualify? Regardless, I have a bunch of silents on my PVR that I'm hoping to get through this month.
albajos pretty well summed it up, but yeah - silent era. So clearly no on Dreams, and I'd say no to Modern Times, as that was clearly a stylistic choice for Chaplin. I'm a bit more on the fence about City Lights, but am leaning towards no for that as well, as it's a) US-based, and b) several years after sound was widely introduced in the US. I'm open to contrary arguments, though.
Thanks for the clarification. Of these, Dreams would have been the most likely for me to watch, given that I've seen the Chaplins already. No big deal from my perspective, I've got way more available to me than I'll be able to watch this month anyway.

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Post by AB537 » September 1st, 2019, 8:13 pm

1. Kurutta ippêji - A Page of Madness (Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1926) 6.5/10

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Post by Mochard » September 2nd, 2019, 3:45 am

Decided to kill some shorts to get me started. I'm not a massive fan of silent films but I'll do my best to watch a few.

1a. The Country Doctor (1909) - 14 mins
1b. Falling Leaves (1912) - 12 mins
1c. Fox Trot Finesse (1915) - 13 mins
1d. Oh Doctor! (1917) - 23 mins

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1a. The Country Doctor (1909) - 14 mins
1b. Falling Leaves (1912) - 12 mins
1c. Fox Trot Finesse (1915) - 13 mins
1d. Oh Doctor! (1917) - 23 mins

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Post by jeroeno » September 2nd, 2019, 5:51 am

01. Don Juan (1926)
02. Dixon-Wanamaker Expedition to Crow Agency (1908)
03. Zapatas Bande (1914)
04. Chuji Tabinikki Daisanbu Goyohen (1927)
05. Isn't Life Wonderful (1924)

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Post by peeptoad » September 2nd, 2019, 2:55 pm

2a. Faust and Marguerite (1900) 4 min 4
2b. Le diable géant ou Le miracle de la madonne (1901) The Gigantic Devil 2 min 7
2c. Le diable noir (1905) The Black Imp 4 min 6
2d. The Haunted Hotel (1907) 5 min 7
2e. Le château hanté (1908)The Haunted Castle 6 min 7
2f. Une excursion incohérente (1909) A Panicky Picnic 8 min 7
2g. Pikovaya dama (1910) 15 min 6
2h. Mest kinematograficheskogo operatora (1912) The Cameraman's Revenge 12 min 7
2i. Figures de cire (1914) The Man with Wax Faces 11 min 6
2j. Trolldrycken (1915) Demon Drink 3 min 8

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1a. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895) 8
1b. Le manoir du diable (1896) The House of the Devil 6
1c. Le voyage dans la lune (1902) A Trip to the Moon 7*
1d. Le chaudron infernal (1903)The Infernal Boiling Pot 6
1e. Le voyage à travers l'impossible (1904)The Voyage Across the Impossible 6
1f. Les quatre cents farces du diable (1906)The 400 Tricks of the Devil 6

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Post by peeptoad » September 2nd, 2019, 6:58 pm

3a. The Haunted House (1921) 21 min 6
3b. The Skeleton Dance (1929) 6 min 7
3c. The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) 13 min 8
3d. Paris qui dort (1924) At 3:25 35 min 5

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*rewatch
1a. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895) 8
1b. Le manoir du diable (1896) The House of the Devil 6
1c. Le voyage dans la lune (1902) A Trip to the Moon 7*
1d. Le chaudron infernal (1903)The Infernal Boiling Pot 6
1e. Le voyage à travers l'impossible (1904)The Voyage Across the Impossible 6
1f. Les quatre cents farces du diable (1906)The 400 Tricks of the Devil 6
2a. Faust and Marguerite (1900) 4
2b. Le diable géant ou Le miracle de la madonne (1901) The Gigantic Devil 7
2c. Le diable noir (1905) The Black Imp 6
2d. The Haunted Hotel (1907) 7
2e. Le château hanté (1908)The Haunted Castle 7
2f. Une excursion incohérente (1909) A Panicky Picnic 7
2g. Pikovaya dama (1910) 6
2h. Mest kinematograficheskogo operatora (1912) The Cameraman's Revenge 7
2i. Figures de cire (1914) The Man with Wax Faces 6
2j. Trolldrycken (1915) Demon Drink 8

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Post by AB537 » September 2nd, 2019, 9:51 pm

2. Otona no miru ehon - Umarete wa mita keredo - I Was Born, But ... (Yasujiro Ozu, 1932) 6/10

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Post by jeroeno » September 3rd, 2019, 4:49 am

06. Eliso (1928)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » September 3rd, 2019, 5:33 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 8:10 pm
AB537 wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 5:01 pm
According to Criterion Channel, Ingmar Bergman's Dreams (1955) is silent. Since this contest is for the "Silent Era", I assume that wouldn't be eligible? What about Chaplin's City Lights (1931) or Modern Times (1936)? Given that they were released after most American films had sound, but Chaplin himself had not begun making sound films yet, would they qualify? Regardless, I have a bunch of silents on my PVR that I'm hoping to get through this month.
albajos pretty well summed it up, but yeah - silent era. So clearly no on Dreams, and I'd say no to Modern Times, as that was clearly a stylistic choice for Chaplin. I'm a bit more on the fence about City Lights, but am leaning towards no for that as well, as it's a) US-based, and b) several years after sound was widely introduced in the US. I'm open to contrary arguments, though.
Both City Lights and Modern Times were shot at silent film speed (18 frames per second vs. 24 frames for talkies), but both feature synchronized music, sound effects and some garbled dialogue (ala the way that adults sound in Peanuts cartoons), and are often regarded as crossover films. Chaplin never intended City Lights to be a talkie (it was a two-year production that began in 1928 at the end of the silent era), but he originally conceived of Modern Times as a talkie. He changed his mind after shooting some scenes because he did not believe the Little Tramp persona worked with sound. City Lights appears in at least two of the official Silent lists but I do not believe Modern Times appears in any. I was able to count viewings of both of them in last year's silent challenge.

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Post by albajos » September 3rd, 2019, 5:39 pm

You probably didm't ask beforehand

Silent Era is silent era. The point is that he had a choice, while earlier movies didn't.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » September 3rd, 2019, 6:28 pm

albajos wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 5:39 pm
You probably didm't ask beforehand

Silent Era is silent era. The point is that he had a choice, while earlier movies didn't.
I suppose the people compiling the two official lists of silents that include City Lights forgot to ask also.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » September 3rd, 2019, 6:29 pm

1. His Picture in the Papers (1916 / John Emerson) FTV 6+/10
2. Wizard of Oz (1925 / Larry Semon) FTV 7+/10
3. The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914 / J. Farrell MacDonald) FTV 7+/10
4. The Invaders (1912 / Francis Ford, Thomas Ince) 7+/10
5. Flirting With Fate (1916 / Christy Cabanne) FTV 8/10
6. Just Pals (1920 / John Ford) FTV 8+/10
7. Peter Pan (1924 / Herbert Brenon) 9/10
8. The Matrimaniac (1916 / Paul Powell) FTV 9+/10
9. The Iron Horse (1924 / John Ford) FTV 7+/10
10. Wild and Woolly (1917 / John Emerson) FTV 7+/10
11. 3 Bad Men (1926 / John Ford) FTV 8+/10

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1. His Picture in the Papers (1916 / John Emerson) FTV 6+/10
2. Wizard of Oz (1925 / Larry Semon) FTV 7+/10
3. The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914 / J. Farrell MacDonald) FTV 7+/10
4. The Invaders (1912 / Francis Ford, Thomas Ince) 7+/10
5. Flirting With Fate (1916 / Christy Cabanne) FTV 8/10
6. Just Pals (1920 / John Ford) FTV 8+/10
7. Peter Pan (1924 / Herbert Brenon) 9/10
8. The Matrimaniac (1916 / Paul Powell) FTV 9+/10
9. The Iron Horse (1924 / John Ford) FTV 7+/10
10. Wild and Woolly (1917 / John Emerson) FTV 7+/10
11. 3 Bad Men (1926 / John Ford) FTV 8+/10


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Post by peeptoad » September 4th, 2019, 10:43 am

4. Die Augen der Mumie Ma (1918) The Eyes of the Mummy 5

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*rewatch
1a. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895) 8
1b. Le manoir du diable (1896) The House of the Devil 6
1c. Le voyage dans la lune (1902) A Trip to the Moon 7*
1d. Le chaudron infernal (1903)The Infernal Boiling Pot 6
1e. Le voyage à travers l'impossible (1904)The Voyage Across the Impossible 6
1f. Les quatre cents farces du diable (1906)The 400 Tricks of the Devil 6
2a. Faust and Marguerite (1900) 4
2b. Le diable géant ou Le miracle de la madonne (1901) The Gigantic Devil 7
2c. Le diable noir (1905) The Black Imp 6
2d. The Haunted Hotel (1907) 7
2e. Le château hanté (1908)The Haunted Castle 7
2f. Une excursion incohérente (1909) A Panicky Picnic 7
2g. Pikovaya dama (1910) 6
2h. Mest kinematograficheskogo operatora (1912) The Cameraman's Revenge 7
2i. Figures de cire (1914) The Man with Wax Faces 6
2j. Trolldrycken (1915) Demon Drink 8
3a. The Haunted House (1921) 6
3b. The Skeleton Dance (1929) 7
3c. The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) 8
3d. Paris qui dort (1924) At 3:25 5

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Post by Knaldskalle » September 4th, 2019, 2:59 pm

1. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (Reisner & Keaton, 1928). REWATCH. I recently bought the first volume in the Buster Keaton Collection on blu-ray, containing The General and this one. It's really good (it's Keaton, so I repeat myself). It doesn't look quite as stunning as The General, but it's still a very good looking movie, especially when you consider its age.
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » September 4th, 2019, 10:11 pm

12. The Magic Cloak (1914 / J. Farrell MacDonald) FTV 5/10
13. Snow White (1916 / J. Searle Dawley) 7/10
14. His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (1914 / J. Farrell MacDonald) FTV 5/10

HushShow
1. His Picture in the Papers (1916 / John Emerson) FTV 6+/10
2. Wizard of Oz (1925 / Larry Semon) FTV 7+/10
3. The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914 / J. Farrell MacDonald) FTV 7+/10
4. The Invaders (1912 / Francis Ford, Thomas Ince) 7+/10
5. Flirting With Fate (1916 / Christy Cabanne) FTV 8/10
6. Just Pals (1920 / John Ford) FTV 8+/10
7. Peter Pan (1924 / Herbert Brenon) 9/10
8. The Matrimaniac (1916 / Paul Powell) FTV 9+/10
9. The Iron Horse (1924 / John Ford) FTV 7+/10
10. Wild and Woolly (1917 / John Emerson) FTV 7+/10
11. 3 Bad Men (1926 / John Ford) FTV 8+/10

12. The Magic Cloak (1914 / J. Farrell MacDonald) FTV 5/10
13. Snow White (1916 / J. Searle Dawley) 7/10
14. His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (1914 / J. Farrell MacDonald) FTV 5/10


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Post by jdidaco » September 5th, 2019, 3:25 am

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1. Der Hund von Baskerville (The Hound of the Baskervilles, Rudolf Meinert, 1914) 7.5/10
2. Children of Eve (John H. Collins, 1915) 8/10
3. The Devil's Needle (Chester Withey, 1916) 8.5/10
4. The Red Lantern (Albert Capellani, 1919) 8/10
5. Narayana (Léon Poirier, 1920) 7.5/10
6. Pierrot, Pierrette (Louis Feuillade, 1924) 8/10
7. Eine tolle Nacht (A Crazy Night, Richard Oswald, 1927) 8/10
8. Der Hund von Baskerville (The Hound of the Baskervilles, Richard Oswald, 1929) 8/10
9. La femme et le pantin (The Woman and the Puppet, Jacques de Baroncelli, 1929) 9/10

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A collection of shorts,

10-12. L'épouvante (Terror-Stricken, Albert Capellani, 1911) 8.5/10 (11 min), Erreur tragique (Tragic Error, Louis Feuillade, 1913) 7.5/10 (25 min), Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life (Mack Sennett, 1913) 8/10 (13 min), The Inside of the White Slave Traffic (Frank Beal, 1913) 6/10 (29 min), A Dog's Love (Jack Harvey, 1914) 7.5/10 (11 min), La légende de soeur Béatrix (The Legend of Sister Beatrix, Jacques de Baroncelli, 1923) 8/10 (33 min), Now You Tell One (Charles R. Bowers & Harold L. Muller, 1926) 8/10 (21 min), Egged On (Charles R. Bowers & Harold L. Muller & Ted Sears, 1926) 8/10 (24 min), There It Is (Charles R. Bowers & Harold L. Muller, 1928) 9/10 (17 min) (Total: 184 min)

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Post by jeroeno » September 5th, 2019, 4:32 am

07. Eternal Love (1929)
08. Klostret i Sendomir (1920)
09. Terror Island (1920)

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Post by sol » September 5th, 2019, 12:04 pm

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1. A Sailor-Made Man (1921)

2. Battling Butler (1926)

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Widely regarded as one of Buster Keaton's weakest silent features, the gags and comedic routines do not quite play to his talents here with the source material being a play. The pacing is also off with almost twenty minutes elapsing before the deception begins and Keaton not even training until well past the halfway mark. Keaton directs the movie quite competently with some cool armpit framing shots and so on, but this was hard to get through.
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » September 5th, 2019, 6:55 pm

15. Four Sons (1928 / John Ford) FTV 8/10
16. The Toll of the Sea (1922 / Chester M. Franklin) 8+/10

17-19. Shorts {180 min. total}
a. Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916 / John Emerson) FTV 7/10 {27 min.}
b. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910 / Otis Turner) FTV 7/10 {13 min.}
c. The Suburbanite (1904 / Wallace McCutcheon) FTV 6/10 {9 min.}
d. The Country Doctor (1909 / D.W. Griffith) FTV 6/10 {14 min.}
e. There It Is (1928 / Harold Muller, Charles Bowers) 9+/10 {19 min.}
f. The High Sign (1921 / Eddie Cline, Buster Keaton) 9/10 {20 min.}
g. One Week (1920 / Eddie Cline, Buster Keaton) 9/10 {25 min.}
h. The Lonedale Operator (1911 / D.W. Griffith) 8+/10 {17 min.}
i. Move On (1903 / A.C. Abadie) FTV 6/10 {1 min.}
j. Dog Factory (1904 / Edwin S. Porter) FTV 7/10 {4 min.}
k. Her Crowning Glory (1911 / Laurence Trimble) FTV 7/10 {14 min.}
l. West Virginia, The State Beautiful (surviving excerpts) (1929 / Otis Rymer Snodgrass) FTV NR/10 {8 min.}
m. New York Subway (1905 / G.W. Bitzer) FTV 7+/10 {6 min.}
n. I’m Insured (1916 / Harry Palmer) FTV 7+/10 {3 min.}


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1. His Picture in the Papers (1916 / John Emerson) FTV 6+/10
2. Wizard of Oz (1925 / Larry Semon) FTV 7+/10
3. The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914 / J. Farrell MacDonald) FTV 7+/10
4. The Invaders (1912 / Francis Ford, Thomas Ince) 7+/10
5. Flirting With Fate (1916 / Christy Cabanne) FTV 8/10
6. Just Pals (1920 / John Ford) FTV 8+/10
7. Peter Pan (1924 / Herbert Brenon) 9/10
8. The Matrimaniac (1916 / Paul Powell) FTV 9+/10
9. The Iron Horse (1924 / John Ford) FTV 7+/10
10. Wild and Woolly (1917 / John Emerson) FTV 7+/10
11. 3 Bad Men (1926 / John Ford) FTV 8+/10
12. The Magic Cloak (1914 / J. Farrell MacDonald) FTV 5/10
13. Snow White (1916 / J. Searle Dawley) 7/10
14. His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (1914 / J. Farrell MacDonald) FTV 5/10

15. Four Sons (1928 / John Ford) FTV 8/10
16. The Toll of the Sea (1922 / Chester M. Franklin) 8+/10

17-19. Shorts {180 min. total}
a. Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916 / John Emerson) FTV 7/10 {27 min.}
b. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910 / Otis Turner) FTV 7/10 {13 min.}
c. The Suburbanite (1904 / Wallace McCutcheon) FTV 6/10 {9 min.}
d. The Country Doctor (1909 / D.W. Griffith) FTV 6/10 {14 min.}
e. There It Is (1928 / Harold Muller, Charles Bowers) 9+/10 {19 min.}
f. The High Sign (1921 / Eddie Cline, Buster Keaton) 9/10 {20 min.}
g. One Week (1920 / Eddie Cline, Buster Keaton) 9/10 {25 min.}
h. The Lonedale Operator (1911 / D.W. Griffith) 8+/10 {17 min.}
i. Move On (1903 / A.C. Abadie) FTV 6/10 {1 min.}
j. Dog Factory (1904 / Edwin S. Porter) FTV 7/10 {4 min.}
k. Her Crowning Glory (1911 / Laurence Trimble) FTV 7/10 {14 min.}
l. West Virginia, The State Beautiful (surviving excerpts) (1929 / Otis Rymer Snodgrass) FTV NR/10 {8 min.}
m. New York Subway (1905 / G.W. Bitzer) FTV 7+/10 {6 min.}
n. I’m Insured (1916 / Harry Palmer) FTV 7+/10 {3 min.}


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Post by jeroeno » September 6th, 2019, 5:17 am

10. The Plastic Age (1925)
11. A Sailor-Made Man (1921)
12a. Der fliegende Koffer (1922) (9 min)
12b. Cinderella (1922) (7 min)
12c. Aschenputtel (1922) (13 min)
12d. Danse macabre (1922) (8 min)
12e. An Eastern Westerner (1920) (23 min)

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Post by maxwelldeux » September 6th, 2019, 5:51 am

Just an FYI to anyone with a passing interesting in Russian history and/or official shorts:

The Kino Pravda series is available online (22/23 of them; #12 is lost), and all of them are on the Anthology Film Archives list. Link here: https://vertov.filmmuseum.at/en/film_online/kino-pravda

I'm halfway through them myself.

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Post by peeptoad » September 6th, 2019, 9:27 am

5. Warning Shadows (1923) 7

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1a. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895) 8
1b. Le manoir du diable (1896) The House of the Devil 6
1c. Le voyage dans la lune (1902) A Trip to the Moon 7*
1d. Le chaudron infernal (1903)The Infernal Boiling Pot 6
1e. Le voyage à travers l'impossible (1904)The Voyage Across the Impossible 6
1f. Les quatre cents farces du diable (1906)The 400 Tricks of the Devil 6
2a. Faust and Marguerite (1900) 4
2b. Le diable géant ou Le miracle de la madonne (1901) The Gigantic Devil 7
2c. Le diable noir (1905) The Black Imp 6
2d. The Haunted Hotel (1907) 7
2e. Le château hanté (1908)The Haunted Castle 7
2f. Une excursion incohérente (1909) A Panicky Picnic 7
2g. Pikovaya dama (1910) 6
2h. Mest kinematograficheskogo operatora (1912) The Cameraman's Revenge 7
2i. Figures de cire (1914) The Man with Wax Faces 6
2j. Trolldrycken (1915) Demon Drink 8
3a. The Haunted House (1921) 6
3b. The Skeleton Dance (1929) 7
3c. The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) 8
3d. Paris qui dort (1924) At 3:25 5
4. Die Augen der Mumie Ma (1918) The Eyes of the Mummy 5

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Post by jeroeno » September 6th, 2019, 4:19 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 5:51 am
Just an FYI to anyone with a passing interesting in Russian history and/or official shorts:

The Kino Pravda series is available online (22/23 of them; #12 is lost), and all of them are on the Anthology Film Archives list. Link here: https://vertov.filmmuseum.at/en/film_online/kino-pravda

I'm halfway through them myself.
#12 shouldn't be in the AFA list. If it's lost they didn't screen it, if they didn't screen it, it shouldn't be on a list of films screened by them. :banana:

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Post by 3eyes » September 7th, 2019, 12:17 am

1. Minato no nihonmusume / Japanese girls at the harbor (Jap 33) - double
:run: STILL the Gaffer!

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Post by sol » September 7th, 2019, 4:25 am

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1. A Sailor-Made Man (1921)
2. Battling Butler (1926)

3. Three Ages (1923)

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This is apparently a spoof of Intolerance - which I haven't seen. Viewed on its own terms, Three Ages is as uneven ride with the constant cutting between tales making it hard to become emotionally invested. There are some great gags -- a friendly lion, a duel at dawn with clubs and an icy chariot race -- but they are few and far between. Keaton does not really have a chance to flex his acting muscles either and his love interests are pretty dull.
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Post by jeroeno » September 7th, 2019, 5:30 am

13. The Gaucho (1927)
14. Mr. Wu (1927)
15a. Dry and Thirsty (1920) (12 min)
15b. The Ouija Board (1920) (6 min)
15c. Das Wunder (1922) (3 min)
15d. Nice and Friendly (1922) (11 min)
15e. Jumping Beans (1922) (11 min)
15f. Seeing Stars (1922) (8 min)
15g. Puss in Boots (1922) (9 min)

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