Sept. 18, 2008, 2:11 a.m. CST
Have you seen any of the films that Houdini actually starred in? I just rented the Kino set that has all of his surviving films. Should be exciting.
Sept. 18, 2008, 3:19 a.m. CST
I don't remember Johnny Depp but those chicks going at it were hot!
Sept. 18, 2008, 8:31 a.m. CST
Sept. 18, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST
i mean i respect what you are trying to do, but this is definitely not COOL NEWS.
Sept. 18, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST
May I introduce you to Harold Lloyd? He has some great flicks. And he did some great sound flicks. I reccomend Grandma's Boy and the Freshmen, and Safety Last and there is a bunch of others. You will be plesantly surprised.
Sept. 18, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST
And all the writing involved? Quint, are you trying to kill yourself?<p> Lukecash, you're right, Lloyd is great, but I'm still a much bigger Chaplin fan at heart. City Lights, The Kid. Pure blissful cinema.
Sept. 18, 2008, noon CST
Quint, I am going to suggest three movies: Greed, The Wedding March, and Sunrise. Greed has one of the best endings ever, The Wedding March one of the saddest endings ever, and Sunrise is just a great movie. Plus I was at the Silent Movie Theatre on Fairfax to see Sunrise when the owner was murdered (that story could be a film noir all it's own).
Sept. 18, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST
Keep up the good work Quint. I hope you don't burn yourself out next week. Saw Chaney Sr.'s Phantom of the Opera in D.C. at the Kennedy Center with orchestra about 15 years ago.. It was phenominal. p.s. if some folks doesn't like this column, don't read it. It's not a waste of space... on the contrary I find it helpful and very cool. I've rented/bought some of the titles he's reviewed and I'm very glad Quint is doing this.
Sept. 18, 2008, 12:18 p.m. CST
Yeah, Barbara Worth is a pretty good movie of a lame book. If you want to try some dramatic silents, here are a few I suggest. Tol'able David (also from director Henry King) has a surprisingly modern plot, imagine a silent Straw Dogs. Starring John-Boy from The Waltons. A Soviet film called Bed and Sofa is another real surprise, kind of a feminist comedy, I've also always suspected that it was one of the inspirations for Jim Jarmusch's Stranger Than Paradise. And the new silent Ozu set from Eclipse has three interesting Japanese comedy-dramas, the best being I Was Born, But, which is kind of a Japanese Little Rascals. Oh, and to hell with the complainers, can't they just click on something else?
Sept. 18, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST
Before anyone asks, no I don't mean Richard Thomas is really in Tol'able David, it's about that kind of a character.
Sept. 19, 2008, 2:21 a.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
Or you could spell-check.