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by William Ferry
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Re: Caveat emptor: Cohen Media's SEVEN CHANCES
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: Caveat emptor: Cohen Media's SEVEN CHANCES

I don't mean to be snide, but calling this a "restoration" is like calling "The Old Oaken Bucket" Grand Opera, to steal an old comparison.
by William Ferry
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Ken Nordine RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

Re: Ken Nordine RIP

For me, his finest moment is narrating "The Shifting, Whispering Sands" (Billy Vaughn version).
by William Ferry
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: James Karen RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 1613

Re: James Karen RIP

Being from New Jersey, I fondly think of him as "Mr. Pathmark". He hosted a wonderful doc about Keaton on the TCM archive box set of his first three MGM films.
by William Ferry
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Well blow me down with an anchovy.
Replies: 14
Views: 3654

Re: Well blow me down with an anchovy.

Like 99% of the SCM, I'm probably approaching this film with some reservations. That being said, I'm glad they did pick two good actors. I'm hoping this will be a thoughtful tribute like CHAPLIN. I'm a bit skeptical about the bickering scenes - I've never read of any disputes between them, as the co...
by William Ferry
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Answer Dept: Need Help Identifying Guiarist
Replies: 1
Views: 1180

Re: Nitrateville Answer Dept: Need Help Identifying Guiarist

Oddly enough, no relation to Freddy Morgan, who also played banjo for Spike Jones. Glug!
by William Ferry
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Here's a really stupid article about silent films
Replies: 1
Views: 1610

Re: Here's a really stupid article about silent films

Wow...just, wow. This is maddeningly contradictory and ill-informed all at once. Where do I begin? I don't argue that every missing film is a lost classic. There's a lot of extant junk out there. Also, the standards of box office and, God help us, AMPAS awards recognition, are hardly indicative of q...
by William Ferry
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Murnau, Borzage and Fox Box Set
Replies: 1
Views: 3860

Re: Murnau, Borzage and Fox Box Set

This is not an offering, which can be made by prospectus only. Your mileage may vary. but certainly a safer investment than Beanie Babies.
by William Ferry
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Annual Merry Mafiosi Christmas Greeting
Replies: 2
Views: 1460

Re: The Annual Merry Mafiosi Christmas Greeting

Thank you, Richard, and a Merry Christmas to you and yours, and all our fellow Mafioso (Mafiosi?) And in the spirit of holiday festivities: "I drank all night, and I didn't stagger...I couldn't even move." George Burns: Bill, I hear you're not drinking any more? WC Fields: Yes, that's true...
by William Ferry
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: A Christmas Gift for SCM Members
Replies: 1
Views: 1708

Re: A Christmas Gift for SCM Members

Well, this is all kinds of wonderful...

Rob thanks so much for sharing this, and a Merry Christmas to you!
by William Ferry
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Yes Virginia, there's gonna be a Charley Chase Roach Talkie set
Replies: 14
Views: 9183

Re: Yes Virginia, there's gonna be a Charley Chase Roach Talkie set

Richard, I don't care if you release it on Edison wax cylinders, with paper doll cutouts...I'm in for the whole shebang. Having missed out on the Super 8 sound versions from the old Blackhawk catalogue, I'm delighted to get them any way I can! I encourage everyone to exhibit 1.) patience and 2.) loy...