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by Matt Barry
Tue May 28, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: OLD TIME RADIO
Topic: Orson Welles on SUSPENSE
Replies: 1
Views: 9096

Re: Orson Welles on SUSPENSE

Noticed this when, after reading Sidomak's Donovan's Brain and watching Freddie Francis' adaption, I wanted to listen to Welles' -- all Suspense appearances by Orson Welles conveniently collected in one zip file at the Internet Archive: http://archive.org/details/OrsonWellesOnSuspense . Uli Thanks ...
by Matt Barry
Sat May 25, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: JOUR DE FETE - new restoration
Replies: 9
Views: 8903

Re: JOUR DE FETE - new restoration

Sure? Usually it is the 1964 re-release version, with added framing story and selected color effects, that is seen (most recently, and finally, on a BFI BluRay in the English version), but more and more this has been replaced by the 1995 Thomsoncolor restoration. The only opportunity where I saw th...
by Matt Barry
Fri May 24, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Show Girl in Hollywood (1930)
Replies: 2
Views: 4003

Re: Show Girl in Hollywood (1930)

I've never understood Alice White's appeal among film heathens. Watching her clump around on screen is less than beguiling. She could be upstaged on film by a hat rack. In this film, at least, she seemed to lack the range for the more dramatic moments, such as her star tantrum after the studio chie...
by Matt Barry
Fri May 24, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Show Girl in Hollywood (1930)
Replies: 2
Views: 4003

Show Girl in Hollywood (1930)

I watched this interesting early talkie from 1930 the other night courtesy of the Warner Archive disc. The film is a treat for anyone interested in early sound film production: the "I've Got My Eye on You" number shows the entire setup of the sound stage during the filming of a musical num...
by Matt Barry
Fri May 24, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: JOUR DE FETE - new restoration
Replies: 9
Views: 8903

Re: JOUR DE FETE - new restoration

Apparently Tati's JOUR DE FETE, as just screened in Cannes, and scheduled for Bologna, is a new 2K restoration, by Les Films de Mon Oncle and L'Immagine Ritrovata , of the long-unseen, original BW release version: http://www.artistikrezo.com/2013051012504/actualites/Cinema/jour-de-fete-comedie-de-j...
by Matt Barry
Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: John Blystone and Seven Chances
Replies: 7
Views: 5240

Re: John Blystone and Seven Chances

I've never heard Blystone's name associated with SEVEN CHANCES in any other source. The only other director I have ever heard associated with SEVEN CHANCES at all is John McDermott. The LA Times (Sept. 9, 1924) reports that McDermott was "set to direct Buster Keaton's newest comedy, 'Seven Chan...
by Matt Barry
Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Is CITY LIGHTS a great comedy?
Replies: 13
Views: 9765

Re: Is CITY LIGHTS a great comedy?

I don't believe you can say the ending is open to interpretation and then interpret it for us. The girl is not "clearly too disappointed for words upon discovering that he's a tramp" . She is way too busy playing with her emotions over discovering who her benefactor actually is. The reali...
by Matt Barry
Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: So You Wish You Were a Silent Film Fan in 1958
Replies: 7
Views: 5148

Re: So You Wish You Were a Silent Film Fan in 1958

For me, the "defects" of Dr. Everson's more arcane materials--the Czech or flash titles, the cobbling together of prints of various conditions and generations--added to to the fascination, and feeling of great privilege, in being allowed to see them, and from what I saw and heard about he...
by Matt Barry
Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Is CITY LIGHTS a great comedy?
Replies: 13
Views: 9765

Re: Is CITY LIGHTS a great comedy?

Come on Fellas! The opening surprise appearance in the park, the suicide attempt, the night on the town (in fact, all of the scenes involving the millionaire) the boxing match and my favorite gag in the film; trolling for cigarette butts while driving a limousine. It is a comedy. All of the so-call...