This is the guy passing on Vidar's cartoons!! Makes you wonder what Bert is running doesn't it, ah well, the Whorehouse is in The
Netherlands, the Shithouse is in Lincolnshire, glad that's sorted.
Tom, Chaplin was a womaniser of the worst kind, anything with a pulse he mounted, he married Claudette Colbert when she was 16
and rumours of one of his wives being 14, he would know his way around the whorehouses. Innocent he was not, don't confuse the
screen image with the dirty little bugger he really was.
Here's my latest. I have just watched the first reel through this morning to check it's ok. Anyway so far it's spot on. I'll do a review of it no doubt when I'm off sometime.
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"C'Mon Baggy, Get With The Beat"
Andrew, you do know it's not based on a true story
A quick story, in the 90's I rented out Video tapes at the time Titanic was released. One of my regular customers collared me one day and say's "will you put me down for a copy of that, does it sink?" can't remember my reply, knowing me it would have been something witty
By the looks of Andrews picture, that is the full feature, it was released by Derann in the mid 1980's it was the first of their ITC releases, it was a very good print, Derann released it flat and scope, stereo and mono
I should add that's not the original box label
The postie brought me Ken Maynard in Flaming Lead. A great little film just a shame it has more tramlines than Sheffield.
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Well done Andrew, I too have a print, albeit flat, but I thought it a great adventure story, written by Clive Cussler, it is in the vein
of an Alistair Maclean story. The film was made by Sir Lew Grade, critics didn't like it, but it does what the much vaunted "Titanic"
doesn't do, it entertains, the film is never boring and has some great sequences, including the "raising" itself, accompanied by a brilliant
music score from John Barry, a particularly moving sequence is where our hero is walking through the ballroom still dripping wet to some lovely background music from Barry. Grade himself made the "Cheaper to lower the Atlantic" quip, I might be in the minority, but found it a great evenings entertainment, enjoy Andrew, get the beers and a few mates in and have a good viewing.
David, give your film a wipe with your favourite treatment, myself, I use WD40 with beeswax, and it makes marks just disappear, more
importantly, contains nothing that will harm your filmstock.
Ken Maynard stopped making films in 1944 due to alcoholism which seemed common with 'stars' of that era. The film 'Flaming Lead' ( Nov 1939) was made with only $15000 budget and is a competent run of the mill 'B' western of the time and one which was probably shown in the 60's at the sixpenth cinema.
Robert, is the Walton copy more than 2 reels?
A sad piece of reading there Robert, no doubt familiar to lots of fading stars, some were luckier in showing up on television.
It was on a TV show, I forget who it was that said it, but he'd been a big noise at one time, he said, "I love coming to Britain,
the British never forget you, I still get good seating in restaurants and requests for autographs, in the US, you're only as good as your last movie!"
Arrived this morning a very large box containing Earthquake ,made up of one 2300 reel about 800 foot still wound flat and 1200 foot in a black bag because it fell of the rewinder.Still two hours later with help from her in doors and next door neighbor all film now on reels.Just got to rebuild...fun...thanks DG.📽📽📽📽
You didn't follow Hughie's simple technique on getting film off cores onto spools, naughty Gwyn. Easy peasy. you place a 16mm spool
flat, place core on top, place another 16mm spool on top of that, creating a sandwich. You have your 16mm projector with empty spool
on rewind arm ready, remove tape from core, attach to spool on projector place a pen or pencil through the holes of the spools, thumbs against the hubs, hold at an angle until you switch to rewind, now hold vertically to allow film to be taken up on your projector, just make sure your spools
used as "cheeks" are Cecolite or Tuscan, not metal with studs etc. keep those thumbs tight. Of course if you have a split spool, all the better, but if not, this is a safe way of decanting your film to a spool, just make sure the take up spool is big enough.
Hugh,Thank you so much for your instructions on how to spool film.
I would point out that it was NOT me who let it all go to crap but it came like it in the bloody big box in a black bag ,I just put it back on the spool!!