1920/2020 Forum Watch-Fest

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Not sure what's up with that thumbnail. Looks almost like The Phantom of the Opera's sister.....
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Kitty wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 11:06 pm
Not sure what's up with that thumbnail. Looks almost like The Phantom of the Opera's sister.....
Yes, looks like someone may have monkeyed with that one. :o :)

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Here is the lobby card in a larger size and with greater detail:

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That's really odd, isn't it?

Look at this theatre program. Wouldn't that have been great to attend? (Sorry for small image).
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Just finished watching this one. First some random comments, then the plot things I’ll hide.

It’s interesting how many films of this era seem to be set in the slum districts of London. I wonder why that is.

Mary Pickford’s makeup was very unusual. She really did not look like herself at all to me (with the exception of the fantasy scene at the castle). They appeared to have used something like a heavy paste consistency makeup to change her facial features, for some reason—which explains the odd look of the lobby card, as well.

“Garn” shows up as a Cockney dialect word in two or three titles. Any idea what it means?

On the plot:
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Sorry I haven't been as active lately - been kinda out of it, lately :|

Thanks for sharing that theater program. What an evening that would've been! I wish time machines were a thing. Then we could watch our films - both extant and lost - in this kind of luxury! Well, provided we had currency that the box office person wouldn't think was counterfeit :lol:

Rialto World Visions sounds fascinating. Tangentially related to "glimpses of unusual places": last year MoMA uploaded a video to their YouTube channel that showcases some 68mm(!) Biograph prints the museum received in 1939. Some great restoration work here.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BBNwiPgknn8
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BettyLouSpence wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 5:07 pm
Tangentially related to "glimpses of unusual places": last year MoMA uploaded a video to their YouTube channel that showcases some 68mm(!) Biograph prints the museum received in 1939. Some great restoration work here.
That is absolutely fascinating! I'm floored by the quality of those images. It makes you wish everything had been shot in 68mm at 30 fps. And it is so special that we still have those originals, not just a reproduction, but the actual piece of film that went through Griffith's camera at Biograph in 1912, or whenever.

It also strikes me, seeing some of the examples of nitrate decomposition, that the images from some of those damaged films almost have a kind of surreal, abstract quality that makes them art on their own.

Thank you for posting this!

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Finally watching Suds now.
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Just finished watching. You were right Kitty, this is such a cute film. I really wish this upload was in better quality and had better music, there were so many great moments that would've been even better with the best visual quality and a fitting score.

Anyway, spoiler related thoughts below:
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Btw, I believe "garn" is "go on" :)
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Movie number six! Something to Think About starring Gloria Swanson and Elliott Dexter.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E680t3e7pyQ&

Time slot to watch ends next Monday night, June 1.
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