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Frederic Cowen (1852-1935)


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« Reply #210 on: August 14, 2021, 12:58:15 pm »


Dump the first-half tedium of the Winslet-Di Caprio canoodling and cut straight to the crash-bang-scrape...oh, and ignore any dotty old biddies chuckin' tat into the Atlantic (worra litter lout, eh?).

 Roll Eyes

I have to admit that I've never seen the thing and I've no desire to do so. I'm not much for films except for films noirs, with proper stars such as Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Fred MacMurray, Claude Rains et al. They generally had scores by the Hollywood great too!

I prefer my fillums 1920s style: Stroheim, Lubitsch, Stiller, Sjostrom, Murnau, Lang, Pabst, Walsh, Ingram, Gance, Asquith, Eisenstein, etc. Silent cinema (which was never silent) at its brilliant best.

 Smiley

Blimey, and I thought I lived in the past! Seriously, though, the films you are interested in count as an art form and so I can understand the appeal (especially the gothic style of Murnau).

Indeed they are! I would recommend Silent Magic by Ivan Butler (Columbus Books, 1987) for an enthusiast's view (he saw them first-hand when they were mesmerising nitrate prints)...

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"A piece is worth your attention, and is itself for you praiseworthy, if it makes you feel you have not wasted your time over it." (Sydney Grew, 1922)

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