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King Vidor's "The Crowd" - Anytime soon?


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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Seth_S

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Posted February 16 2003 - 06:29 AM

King Vidor's "The Crowd" - Anytime soon?

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Claes Ljunghorn

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Posted February 16 2003 - 07:53 AM

Yes, that would certainly be nice. With the music score by Carl Davis, of course!

#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted February 16 2003 - 09:35 AM

This and THE WIND and BEN-HUR, etc. Warner Bros holds the rights to some of the best - and best-preserved - silents. I had absolutely no hope they would even consider these for DVD release until I saw a bunch of great foreign language films on their schedule for the coming months. Now...I keep my fingers crossed.

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted February 16 2003 - 10:24 AM

I'm almost positive that Warner's handling of the Charlie Chaplin films (starting in June) is a "test" of doing more silents.

The Crowd could have two scores, in fact. I think the score done for the original 1928 release exists, plus there is the digital stereo Carl Davis score.

#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted February 16 2003 - 03:35 PM

I want The Crowd - my favorite silent film - sooooooooooo bad. C'mon, Warner!

And how about getting the Cameraman out, too?

"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932