Calling all silent movie fans.

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  1. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    I've wanted to watch Lon Chaney in He Who Gets Slapped since I read about it when I was 17.
    And now I've found it!

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5767253815622002246

    One of the great movies - and you can download it to your iPod.
    There are other silents there too, including Sherlock Jr, Freaks, The Kid Brother....
    And some rarities by Edison and George Melies.
    Haven't had time to explore it yet but it looks like Google have provided a little goldmine for silent movie buffs and anyone doing film studies.
     
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    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Wow Van, great find. Soon, Google will rule the world. (if Microsoft/yahoo don't beat them to the punch)
     
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    Some real 'camp' classics there.
     
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    Two of the worst films ever made, apparently.
     
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    And if anyone can find a full downloadable or streaming version of this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Testament_of_Dr._Mabuse
    Then I will love them forever.
    It contains probably one of the most stunning sequences of all time.
    Lang (as usual) constructed the sets through the camera. At the end when the man goes mad in his cell, Lang constructed a second 'ghost' set within the main one. This set was made of glass to give a ghostly overlay.
    Superb!
     
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    Freaks is a must
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    I love when films fall into the public realm!
     
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    Hertz, there is a brand new score for that film, which was played on Radio 3 a couple of nights ago:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008tftv

    The 'Listen Again' feature on that page has another 5 days to run.

    I only caught the first 15 minutes or so as I was driving home from the station (that's the railway station, not the radio station...), and it sounded really good.
     
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    I know. I heard it too and that's what triggered me to hunt for the film. I think they may be remastering it to go with the new score.
     

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