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by William Ferry
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Allright, we'll try this again.........
Replies: 11
Views: 2324

Re: Allright, we'll try this again.........

Thanks, Richard! I just pre-ordered a few minutes ago, and sent the link to the moderator of IT CAME FROM THE BOTTOM SHELF. I'm looking forward to posting what is sure to be a rave review. Thank you again for all your hard work.
by William Ferry
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: What is that thing in How to Make Movies?
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: What is that thing in How to Make Movies?

Having had occasion to work with photographers, I believe you are correct. Those white screens reflect studio or natural light. They help with reducing shadows.
by William Ferry
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: LE VOYAGE SUR JUPITER (1909) Segundo de Chomon
Replies: 1
Views: 1075

Re: LE VOYAGE SUR JUPITER (1909) Segundo de Chomon

It was a nice change to have the opening scenes set in a real castle, rather than be entirely studio-bound.
by William Ferry
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Allright, we'll try this again.........
Replies: 11
Views: 2324

Re: Allright, we'll try this again.........

Thank you! Rest assured I'll reserve as soon as the page is up. And a favorable review is to be expected. I just quoted this description verbatim on The Site That Must Not Be Named, if that's ok.
by William Ferry
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Blackhawk Bulletins Online
Replies: 3
Views: 2978

Re: Blackhawk Bulletins Online

Was there ever a thrill to match the arrival of a new Blackhawk Bulletin in the mail? As a teen in the early '70's, the thrill was only matched by the sorrow of picking the ONE film I could afford to buy; although, my dad would often surprise me for Christmas by purchasing the three "nationally...
by William Ferry
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Dealing With Fan Mail.....
Replies: 2
Views: 2569

Re: Dealing With Fan Mail.....

Having been on the firing end of criticism myself (albeit generally not regarding writing about film), I find this kind of writing very therapeutic. One of my pet expressions is "Life is too short to be miserable". Richard, as the old saying goes, you've probably forgotten more about silen...
by William Ferry
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Super Secret Discount Code for Mack Sennett Vol. 1
Replies: 1
Views: 4244

Re: Super Secret Discount Code for Mack Sennett Vol. 1

For those of you who don't have it yet, I can't recommend it highly enough. Grab it now, it'll be fun prep work for the forthcoming Volume Two. The films look great, the scores are entertaining, and the commentaries are very worthwhile. I can't get over how the Sennett comedies improved from 1916 on...
by William Ferry
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Answer Dept:Help identify one silent nitrate fragment
Replies: 4
Views: 2722

Re: Nitrateville Answer Dept:Help identify one silent nitrate fragment

Whoops! Guess I was too late. Paul Penna, Jim Roots, and Steve Massa identified the stars (no surprise, there!). The original poster figured out the film's title (probably as I did, by reading your post, Richard).
by William Ferry
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Answer Dept:Help identify one silent nitrate fragment
Replies: 4
Views: 2722

Re: Nitrateville Answer Dept:Help identify one silent nitrate fragment

This doesn't seem to be fully answered yet on N-ville. May I quote you (or anonymously, if you wish)?
by William Ferry
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Brats - Silent Version
Replies: 4
Views: 2772

Re: Brats - Silent Version

I may be totally wrong, but I think the answer might be "yes". Or at least it exists somewhere. I used to have a silent 8mm Blackhawk print. It seemed to me the intertitles must have been of original vintage, as the font "looked" authentic, as opposed to the more modern looking t...