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by Frank Thompson
Sat May 26, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE ROUND-UP starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle
Replies: 15
Views: 2804

Re: THE ROUND-UP starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle

I've wanted to see "The Round-Up" for a long, long time. Now that I have, I believe it has joined the ranks of my favorite silent films. It's gorgeous to look at. And it's exciting, amusing and, at times, profoundly moving. I've always felt that Roscoe Arbuckle is one of the great film com...
by Frank Thompson
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Okay-----NOW!: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME ONE 1930-31
Replies: 21
Views: 6143

Re: Okay-----NOW!: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME ONE 1930-31

So far I've watched only the first disc, but to be fair I've watched it twice, once straight and once with a side of Richard M. Roberts. I can't decide which way is more enjoyable. The quality of every print I've seen so far has been at least fine and at best gorgeous. I have only one regret and tha...
by Frank Thompson
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: GO JOHNNY GO (1959) restored DVD from Sprocket Vault
Replies: 8
Views: 6293

Re: GO JOHNNY GO (1959) restored DVD from Sprocket Vault

I'm no critic but I can still add my voice to the throng of enthusiastic fans of this DVD. The quality is first-rate, the musical numbers (well, the great majority of them) are terrific and the commentary track is worth the price of the disc all by itself. Don't be a chump -- add this one to your co...
by Frank Thompson
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: The ultimate book on William Wellman
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

Re: The ultimate book on William Wellman

Three weeks from today, we stop selling "Nothing Sacred: The Cinema of William Wellman" by Frank Thompson and John Gallagher. December 5 is the end. No more copies will be sold after that date. Ever. This book is huge, deeply detailed, highly entertaining and richly illustrated with more t...
by Frank Thompson
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: The ultimate book on William Wellman
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

Re: The ultimate book on William Wellman

Three weeks from today, we stop selling "Nothing Sacred: The Cinema of William Wellman" by Frank Thompson and John Gallagher. December 5 is the end. No more copies will be sold after that date. Ever. This book is huge, deeply detailed, highly entertaining and richly illustrated with more t...
by Frank Thompson
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: The ultimate book on William Wellman
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

Re: The ultimate book on William Wellman

Nice words: "It’s a work that can rightly be described as the most thoroughly researched, detailed, and richly illustrated book ever published on any director" – Thomas Gladysz, Huffington Post “The most ambitious book ever on a Classic Era director … It is awesome … There is not another c...
by Frank Thompson
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: The ultimate book on William Wellman
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

The ultimate book on William Wellman

Nothing Sacred: The Cinema of William Wellman By John Andrew Gallagher and Frank Thompson Deluxe Limited Edition $150 Learn more about Wellman and “Nothing Sacred” in this video: https://vimeo.com/232527187 Nearly four decades in the making, Nothing Sacred: The Cinema of William Wellman is now read...
by Frank Thompson
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Buy This Book: Asheville Movies: The Silent Era
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

Re: Buy This Book: Asheville Movies: The Silent Era

Thanks for sharing Leonard's review, Richard. I'll be so bold as to post a link to Thomas Gladysz's review from the Louise Brooks Society site. Thomas read the book carefully and thoroughly -- and he still liked it. http://louisebrookssociety.blogspot.com/2017/06/new-book-asheville-movies-volume-1.h...
by Frank Thompson
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: The Commentary Track podcast
Replies: 2
Views: 1704

The Commentary Track podcast

I'm currently running a campaign on GoFundMe to bring back my podcasts, The Commentary Track and Radio Movies. The Commentary Track is devoted to discussing film history and my guests have included Kevin Brownlow, Rudy Behlmer, David Shepard, Sam Gill, John Bengtson, Brent Walker and Silent Comedy M...
by Frank Thompson
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Stills from Silent Wellman Films Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1102

Stills from Silent Wellman Films Needed

John Gallagher and I are in the final stages of a book on which we've labored for literally decades, "Nothing Sacred: The Cinema of William Wellman." We are issuing it first as a limited edition -- probably no more than 100 copies. It will be, in essence, our dream version of the book whic...