At It Again (1912) Keystone

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Re: At It Again (1912) Keystone

Post by Kitty » Thu May 11, 2017 10:59 pm

donnie wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 10:27 pm
That sounds like fun. So what color is the sand in New Jersey?
Dirty. Haha. It's like yellow sand colored with a lot of black bits. Some beaches are much worse.
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Re: At It Again (1912) Keystone

Post by donnie » Fri May 12, 2017 10:10 pm

1912 is a particularly fascinating year because that's when the feature films really were on the cusp of taking off. 1912-ish through about 1921 or so is really my bread and butter when it comes to silents. Not that there aren't a lot of things I like before and after, especially before—but the more sophisticated films of the late 20's in general don't interest me as much. Do you have a favorite stretch?

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Re: At It Again (1912) Keystone

Post by Kitty » Fri May 12, 2017 11:34 pm

I'm really enjoying from 1900 through the teens. There are a lot of movies I like throughout the 20s, but I feel they were a bit more inventive before that. They could tell in 15 minutes just as well as a story of a 90 minute film, many times with more effect.
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Re: At It Again (1912) Keystone

Post by donnie » Sat May 13, 2017 12:09 am

That's an interesting point. I hadn't thought about that, but maybe that's one reason the films from the teens appeal to me more. And the ones from 1910 on back are so interesting just because of the age of them, even when the technique is primitive—maybe even because it's primitive, in a sense—they were still actively experimenting with how to tell a story on the screen. And that experimentation was still going on into the teens, before the mega Hollywood studios got going.

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Re: At It Again (1912) Keystone

Post by Kitty » Sat May 13, 2017 12:16 pm

Exactly. You hit the nail on the head.
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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