I liked LOVES OF CARMEN better than THE RED DANCE, but the print is in beautiful condition except for a missing reel after the attack on the palace, This new version debuted on Arte TV in France last July. While CARMEN is about as rare as it gets. I was able to get ahold of a recording of the 1978 Lost and Found PBS Broadcast. Very good Orchestra score. The print itself is really quite good, but a transfer from Beta to DVD-R. So it basically has not been shown on Television in 35 years. I was bowled over by the movie. Definitely deserves some attention. I'll get both of these to you eventually. Oh by the way, Happy Easter!
I have a very poor copy of NELL GWYNN (1926), but I have never watched it beyond the first 5 minutes. The print isn't bad, but it looks like a copy of a copy from VHS, recorded on the slowest speed. This title might be released by Grapevine at some point in a decent transfer. You'd probably enjoy seeing Dolores Del Rio in LOVES OF CARMEN (1927) allot more.
Well I'm certainly not happy about it. But as long as LILAC TIME is copied to Safety hopefully Polyester stock, it's not so bad. Trouble is, I'm not so certain this particular print was copied to Safety, and it contains footage not seen in the domestic release. Longer arial battles, and alternate scenes. Actually, what is shown in those stills is footage from the opening two reels, of the picture, not just the first reel. Did you hear the news about the two Colleen Moore movies being restored, and possibly 3 or 4 of Clara Bow's lost Silents being found?
What did you think of GLORIOUS BETSY? The missing dialogue in the two talking sequences is a bit of a problem. Maybe there is an all Silent print someplace, or new title-cards could be made up to cover those sequences?
I have finished scoring GLORIOUS BETSY, and it is pretty spectacular. It was not as easy to complete as with allot of films, because I usually use vintage recordings from the 20's. But here I started with move recent orchestral recordings of more classical type music. So I was a little bit limited in selections. But it still turned out well for the most part. I tried to adjust tracks that were lower volume, with so. so results. But overall, it's pretty consistent. Still allot of work to do. I am extracting the files. After that is done, I will need to convert and join them together. In the past I have mostly scored the entire film all at once. Since I already had 3 scenes dubbed. I instead went back and added music to the remaining sections that were still scoreless. Hope to have this done by the afternoon.
I don't have the score finished yet. I will work on it over the weekend. I have another person asking about it as well. Both of you yesterday. I only added music to the three clips so far. I can send you something else in the meantime to try out Dropbox. Make sure that it works. Let me figure out what? All you need to do is send me the shared link to your video folder in Dropbox, Label it Mike's Video folder, so I know which one it is. I have a dozen folders in there called simply video. It is very confusing. Or I can send you the shared link to one of my folders. Then you just accept and it's ready to use. Each time you invite someone to join dropbox and they do, you gain extra storage space.
Sorry to hear about your health problems. Hope you are recovering well. Hey, if you still have Dropbox or Pando I can get you Glorious Betsy. I mostly use Dropbox. I haven't updated Pando in at least 2 years.
I need to start back exercising too, so I can sympathise with you completely. To maintain my health after surgery/s in 2011, I'm meant to walk at least half an hour about 5 times a week, and I haven't done that since before Christmas. What do you intend doing about the sleep apnea? I believe there's a variety of approaches to treating that.
This is one of three clips that I posted from the film. I got GLORIOUS BETSY from Ed maybe 6 months ago. He got it from some guy in England. I never looked at the disc until a couple weeks back. TCM has aired allot of new Silents in the past months since September, but nothing new from the Warner's or First National Library.
A guest post provided by former TCM intern, Alexandra Greenway. To view A Boy and His Dog click here. A Boy and His Dog follows 18-year-old Vic (Don Johnson) and his telepathic dog, Blood (voiced by Tim McIntire), as they scavenge for women in the dystopian Wild West in the year 2024. The film is […]
To view The Wind and the Lion click here. A stunning epic adventure that would have been a massive hit had it been released ten years earlier, The Wind and the Lion (1975) is one of those movies I always look forward to revisiting every few years. Its unusual, clear-eyed look at global relations and […]
To view Bardelys the Magnificent click here. By 1926 director King Vidor and star John Gilbert were one of MGM’s most bankable duos, thanks to the massive success of their WWI drama The Big Parade (1925). They were immediately thrust into the similarly high-minded period piece La Bohème (1926), and were cast in The Glory Diggers, about the construction of the Panama Canal. […]