Palace of Silents documentary

#1 by John Hourigan , Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:21 pm

Screened this documentary last night in the home theatre -- highly recommended viewing for film collectors and those interested in silent films:

Palace of Silents trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkLbgjpxZ6A


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#2 by Robert Crewdson , Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:03 pm

Interesting. I've only seen a few silent features, but they were very good, especially those made not long before the introduction of sound. The acting was normal, not melodramatic like the early stuff.



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#3 by Mats Abelli , Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:53 pm

I have 15-20 silent features on Super 8, but must admit that I haven´t screened them. That´s a shame, but they are really silent. If they only had a music score like a couple of L&H silents I own, I´m shure that I would be more interested in watching them.


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#4 by Robert Crewdson , Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:55 pm

I've got three silent features. Tumbleweeds (1925), A William S. Hart western, taken from the neg of the 1930s re-issue; Pony Express, another from 1925 I think, and a British film called 'The Wrecker' from about 1928.



 
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#5 by David Ollerearnshaw , Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:57 am

I have a couple of silent features. I have the sound from a dvd of the general which I can play.


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#6 by John Hourigan , Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:45 pm

My first Blackhawks in the mid-1970s were Mack Sennett Keystone Kops comedies. Blackhawk also sold record albums of silent movie music, which I played to accompany those films. Invariably, once the chase ensued in these films, the record would be playing a sweet, slow passage, which didn’t really match the frenetic action on-screen! 😀


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#7 by Robert Crewdson , Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:36 pm

I've got silent shorts, one Keystone Kops, Harold Lloyd, 3 Tom Mix, and a few others.



 
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