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by dachshundonstilts
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Games and Fun
Topic: Word association
Replies: 1386
Views: 39798

Re: Word association

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by dachshundonstilts
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Silent Photoplay News
Topic: The Lost World (1925) newly restored!
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: The Lost World (1925) newly restored!

Sorry about your soggy taxes, Donnie.
Hoping to get to these films this weekend. Been staying up late the last few nights editing some Star Trek fan films for a friend. Tonight it's sleep ASAP.
by dachshundonstilts
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Silent Photoplay News
Topic: The Lost World (1925) newly restored!
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: The Lost World (1925) newly restored!

Got my copy today, as well as a copy of The Sea Beast! Groovy, two silents in one day's mail.
by dachshundonstilts
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Silent Photoplay
Topic: Who Coined the Term Photoplay?
Replies: 14
Views: 1112

Re: Who Coined the Term Photoplay?

Yeah, I do sometimes wish people would use it occasionally as in "Let's go to the talkies." I don't actually like to see any word completely die out.
by dachshundonstilts
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Silent Photoplay
Topic: Who Coined the Term Photoplay?
Replies: 14
Views: 1112

Re: Who Coined the Term Photoplay?

The term "talkies" is one I'm glad didn't last very long. I assume there were two reasons it didn't; the rapid disappearance of silent pictures and the basically unappealing sound of the word "talkie." It's a homophone of "talky," and who wants to see a photoplay that's talky?
by dachshundonstilts
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Silent Photoplay
Topic: The Genius of D.W. Griffith
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: The Genius of D.W. Griffith

If I recall correctly, it was Billy Bitzer who came up with the idea of reflecting sunlight onto the actors' faces. That makes such a difference when you compare the cinematography of two films like, say, "Birth of a Nation" and "A Fool There Was" (both from 1915).
by dachshundonstilts
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Silent Photoplay
Topic: Who Coined the Term Photoplay?
Replies: 14
Views: 1112

Re: Who Coined the Term Photoplay?

The linguist George Kingsley Zipf proposed the idea that more frequently used words tend to get shorter over time. I guess a corollary is that a shorter word for the same commonly-mentioned thing would see more frequent use. That may be what doomed "photoplay," given the availability of "film" and "...
by dachshundonstilts
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Silent Photoplay News
Topic: The Lost World (1925) newly restored!
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: The Lost World (1925) newly restored!

Thanks! That's cool if they're already being delivered. Maybe I've got one waiting for me now...