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    Qraaaaaaaaazzzzyyyyyy

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Now he's just TemperedMan
    And soon he will be EvenkeelMan.

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    And soon he will be EvenkeelMan.
    Eventually, when he's the PentitentMan, he'll be able to grab the Holy Grail.

    Night of the Kings - *** 1/2
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    Jeaaaaaa boiiiiiiii. Alright hit me with your top 10 recs seen in the last decade.
    The Princess and the Pilot - B-
    Playtime (rewatch) - A
    The Hobbit - C-
    The Comedy - D+
    Kings of the Road - C+
    The Odd Couple - B
    Red Rock West - C-
    The Hunger Games - D-
    Prometheus - C
    Tangled - C+

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    Jeaaaaaa boiiiiiiii. Alright hit me with your top 10 recs seen in the last decade.
    1 through 10 -

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    Anyone care to share thoughts/ opinions on István Szabo?

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    Quote Quoting Qrazy (view post)
    Jeaaaaaa boiiiiiiii. Alright hit me with your top 10 recs seen in the last decade.
    I would love to do this except it would spoil a lot of what I'm working on in another thread.

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    The very 1st Oscars is something that would’ve made Silent Film Twitter insane:

    The Circus is nominated for Picture, Director, Actor, and Writing. Chaplin out of the gate with four noms!

    Loses to Wings... Nominated for Picture and Engineering Effects only....

    Meanwhile, the Silent Snobs, demand that Sunrise should’ve won and that the “Unique and Artistic Picture” win is the real best picture (that award was never given again).

    I made the Silent Snobs up but certain it has to be true.

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Now he's just TemperedMan
    Half Mad! Or is it Half Man? Perhaps 1/3rd of both!
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    Quote Quoting Idioteque Stalker (view post)
    And soon he will be EvenkeelMan.
    I donno about that.

    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Eventually, when he's the PentitentMan, he'll be able to grab the Holy Grail.
    A wise man knows not to seek the Grail.
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    And as he lay there
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    He felt his choice of jobs
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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    The very 1st Oscars is something that would’ve made Silent Film Twitter insane:

    The Circus is nominated for Picture, Director, Actor, and Writing. Chaplin out of the gate with four noms!

    Loses to Wings... Nominated for Picture and Engineering Effects only....

    Meanwhile, the Silent Snobs, demand that Sunrise should’ve won and that the “Unique and Artistic Picture” win is the real best picture (that award was never given again).

    I made the Silent Snobs up but certain it has to be true.
    Sunrise is great. I haven't seen the others. Silent cinema is a weak spot for me.
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    And as he lay there
    Playing games with his pain
    He felt his choice of jobs
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    He could have been a doctor
    In a soft easy chair
    Instead he chose three stars
    A territorial affair

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    'Ey, welcome back, Qrazy!!
    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

    Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge (Spaulding, 2020) 3
    Stop Making Sense (Demme, 1984) 5
    Kuso (Steve, 2017) WTF
    I'm thinking of ending things (Kaufman, 2020) 4.5
    Blood Machines (Ickerman, 2020) 4
    Victor Crowley (Green, 2017) 0.5
    The Slumber Party Massacre II (Brock, 1987) 4
    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart At The River Styx (Misumi, 1972) 4.5
    The Turin Horse (Tarr, 2011) 4.5
    Ginger Snaps (Fawcett, 2000) 4
    Hamilton (Kail, 2020) 4.5
    Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice (Mazursky, 1969) 4.5
    Tetsuo: The Iron Man (Tsukamoto, 1989) WTF
    The Wolf Man (Waggner, 1941) 4
    The Exterminating Angel (Buñuel, 1962) 4.5
    Maniac (Lustig, 1980) 4.5
    Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning (Steinmann, 1985) 2
    Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (Hedden, 1989) 3
    Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood (Buechler, 1988) 4
    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (Misumi, 1972) 4.5

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    Quote Quoting DFA1979 (view post)
    Sunrise is great. I haven't seen the others. Silent cinema is a weak spot for me.
    Honestly, there aren't THAT many silent films that are great to watch - maybe 20-30 in total. Many of the ones available from 1927-1929 are worth a watch though and Sunrise and Wings are some of the best. Also, most of the Keaton and Lloyd films are a treat - not a big Chaplin fan myself. There's also a nice selection of surreal films from the end of that era, like by Man Ray and Bunuel, the types of films we don't start seeing again until the mid 40s and 50s.
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    I love Chaplin but I think Keaton was better.
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    Is there a reason that there's no Keaton films on Criterion?

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    I really liked the silent Ben-Hur more than the Wyler-Heston version. Leaner and meaner, less bloat, and has some absolutely wonderful music. Also, quite a bit of the acting is pretty measured and even subtle by silent standards. Also also, the chariot race is just as impressive and was copied almost wholesale by the latter version, whose race is (fairly) held in such high regard.
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    Tried watching Hitch's The Lodger, but lord it was a struggle even at just 90 minutes. Should give it another chance sometime.
    "How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home wine-making course and forgot how to drive?"

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    I'm not sure who was the better filmmaker, but Chaplin means more to me than Keaton. Watching "City Lights" changed my life in some respects. It certainly was one of those growth-spurt films that propels me into a new phase of what and how I watched cinema. Off the top of my head:

    Amadeus
    City Lights
    The Good the Bad and the Ugly
    Winged Migration

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    Quote Quoting Yxklyx (view post)
    Honestly, there aren't THAT many silent films that are great to watch - maybe 20-30 in total.
    I think I can name more than that off the top of my head:

    1902
    Le Voyage dans la lune (Georges Méliès)

    1908
    The Thieving Hand (J. Stuart Blackton)

    1909
    A Corner in Wheat (D.W. Griffith)

    1912
    The Musketeers of Pig Alley (Griffith)

    1913-14
    Fantômas (Louis Feuillade)

    1914
    Cabiria (Giovanni Pastrone)

    1915
    The Cheat (Cecil B. DeMille)
    Les Vampires (Feuillade)

    1916
    Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (Griffith)
    Judex (Feuillade)

    1917
    Easy Street (Charles Chaplin)

    1918
    A Dog's Life (Chaplin)

    1919
    Blind Husbands (Erich von Stroheim)
    Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (Griffith)
    Die Puppe (Ernst Lubitsch)
    True Heart Susie (Griffith)

    1920
    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene)
    Way Down East (Griffith)

    1921
    The High Sign (Edward Cline/Buster Keaton)
    The Idle Class (Chaplin)
    The Kid (Chaplin)
    Orphans of the Storm (Griffith)
    The Phantom Carriage (Victor Sjöström)

    1922
    Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler (Fritz Lang)
    Foolish Wives (Stroheim)

    1923
    Our Hospitality (John Blystone/Keaton)
    A Woman of Paris (Chaplin)

    1924
    Ballet mécanique (Fernand Léger/Dudley Murphy)
    The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks (Lev Kuleshov)
    Greed (Stroheim)
    The Iron Horse (John Ford)
    Michael (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
    The Navigator (Donald Crisp/Keaton)
    Die Nibelungen (Lang)
    Orlacs Hände (Wiene)
    Sherlock, Jr. (Keaton)

    1925
    Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein)
    The Gold Rush (Chaplin)
    The Merry Widow (Stroheim)
    The Salvation Hunters (Josef von Sternberg)
    Strike (Eisenstein)

    1926
    By the Law (Kuleshov)
    Faust—Eine deutsche Volkssage (F.W. Murnau)
    The General (Clyde Bruckman/Keaton)
    Mother (Vsevolod Pudovkin)
    A Page of Madness (Kinugasa Teinosuke)

    1927
    The End of St. Petersburg (Pudovkin)
    Metropolis (Lang)
    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (Murnau)
    The Unknown (Tod Browning)

    1928
    The Crowd (King Vidor)
    The Docks of New York (Sternberg)
    The Last Command (Sternberg)
    La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (Dreyer)
    Spione (Lang)
    Steamboat Bill, Jr. (Charles Reisner)
    Storm over Asia (Pudovkin)
    The Wedding March (Stroheim)
    The Wind (Sjöström)

    1929
    Arsenal (Aleksandr Dovzhenko)
    Die Büchse der Pandora (G.W. Pabst)
    Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov)
    Old and New (Grigori Aleksandrov/Eisenstein)
    Un chien andalou (Luis Buñuel)

    1930
    À propos de Nice (Boris Kaufman/Jean Vigo)
    Earth (Dovzhenko)
    That Night's Wife (Ozu Yasujiro)

    1931
    City Lights: A Comedy Romance in Pantomime (Chaplin)
    Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (Murnau)
    Tokyo Chorus (Ozu)

    1932
    I Was Born, But... (Ozu)
    Queen Kelly (Stroheim)
    Struggling (Shi Dongshan)

    1933
    Dragnet Girl (Ozu)
    Every Night Dreams (Naruse Mikio)

    1934
    The Goddess (Wu Yanggong)

    1935
    An Inn in Tokyo (Ozu)
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    7th Heaven (Frank Borzage, 1927) warm
    Deux jours, une nuit (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2014) warm

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    I'm with baby doll on this one - there's more than plenty of silent films worth seeing.

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Is there a reason that there's no Keaton films on Criterion?
    The Cameraman is at least. I bought it this sale, loved it.
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    And as he lay there
    Playing games with his pain
    He felt his choice of jobs
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    He could have been a doctor
    In a soft easy chair
    Instead he chose three stars
    A territorial affair

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    I've seen 13 movies off of baby doll's list.
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    Watched a few more films on Amazon Prime - all really good! Old Enough and In the Soup (with Buscemi and Cassel) - both winners at Sundance (or US?) film festivals and they just added the Czech film Witches' Hammer from 1970. Exceptional transfer for the latter.
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    Criterion releasing huge Fellini set later this year.

    https://thefilmstage.com/the-criteri...5-disc-box-set

    I may pick it up for Nights of Cabiria alone, since I haven't been able to track that out-of-print one down yet. Plus there are several others I have enormous fondness for besides.
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    Eye Center I went to yesterday has a strong movie theme. Movie Posters all over the place (movies with the word "eye"):








    They were also showing Alita: Battle Angel on the TV sets - she's got big eyes. They had a cool German poster from a Dr. Mabuse movie.
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