Theda Bara's Cleopatra 100th Anniversary

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Theda Bara's Cleopatra 100th Anniversary

Post by Kitty » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:01 pm

Today is the 100th anniversary of the release of Theda Bara's lost Cleopatra (1917). To honor this film, please watch this re-imagined 3 minute video. The music is not my favorite :lol: but it will do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dknl61BlNIU&t=1s
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Re: Theda Bara's Cleopatra 100th Anniversary

Post by donnie » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:33 pm

That's pretty well done!

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Re: Theda Bara's Cleopatra 100th Anniversary

Post by Mrs. Danvers » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:08 am

That was awesome, oh how we all wish that movie was still around. I rather liked the melodramatic music.
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Re: Theda Bara's Cleopatra 100th Anniversary

Post by Kitty » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:43 pm

I'm glad you guys enjoyed that!! Welcome back, Mrs. Danvers!!
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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Re: Theda Bara's Cleopatra 100th Anniversary

Post by Mrs. Danvers » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:09 pm

Thank you Kitty, I have been off wandering up and down the coast. I'll be more participatory now that I am back to the internet.

I had to change my picture to Theda for a bit, that's how I spend most of my days, lounging around smelling flowers.
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Re: Theda Bara's Cleopatra 100th Anniversary

Post by Kitty » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:27 pm

I love it!
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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Re: Theda Bara's Cleopatra 100th Anniversary

Post by dachshundonstilts » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:50 pm

I like that. It's always tragic to think that something like 75% of silent films are lost forever. All the work that went into them...
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Re: Theda Bara's Cleopatra 100th Anniversary

Post by Kitty » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:01 pm

It's even more amazing, though, the amount of films we have against those that are lost. Can you imagine the sheer number of films that were made in that era? Astonishing!
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Re: Theda Bara's Cleopatra 100th Anniversary

Post by dachshundonstilts » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:10 pm

It is. They really (and literally) cranked them out.
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Re: Theda Bara's Cleopatra 100th Anniversary

Post by Mrs. Danvers » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:48 am

I think that would have been just a magical time to be alive, the early days of film making. All my life I have been obsessed with the late teens and 1920s. The cars and the clothes and the early cinema stars.
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