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Criterion Press Release: The Gold Rush (Blu-ray)


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#1 of 14 Ronald Epstein

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Posted March 16 2012 - 09:31 AM

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#2 of 14 benbess

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Posted March 16 2012 - 10:42 AM

I love this movie!:drum:

#3 of 14 oscar_merkx

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Posted March 16 2012 - 11:47 AM

very intrigued by this release as I have never seen this one before
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Posted March 16 2012 - 11:50 AM

very intrigued by this release as I have never seen this one before

You are in for a treat. My suggestion: don't watch any clips of this or read any plot summaries before you get it. Just watch it straight through "cold." Oh, I love watching good movies that way.

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Posted March 16 2012 - 11:52 AM

You are in for a treat. My suggestion: don't watch any clips of this or read any plot summaries before you get it. Just watch it straight through "cold." Oh, I love watching good movies that way.

Ok which version do I see first ?
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Posted March 16 2012 - 11:57 AM

Ok which version do I see first ?

I've only seen the sound version--which is great. But I actually don't know the answer to that question. My guess is that people in the know would suggest the silent version, but....can anyone who has seen both help out?

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Posted March 16 2012 - 12:17 PM

I personally prefer the 1942 sound version.  It just seems to flow better.


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#8 of 14 Brandon Conway

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Posted March 16 2012 - 12:41 PM

It should be noted that the Silent Version is about 25 minutes longer.


"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


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Posted March 16 2012 - 02:11 PM



Originally Posted by benbess 


I've only seen the sound version--which is great. But I actually don't know the answer to that question. My guess is that people in the know would suggest the silent version, but....can anyone who has seen both help out?



 I much prefer the silent version.



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Posted March 16 2012 - 05:33 PM

The silent version rules. Definitely absolutely positively. I agree, if you haven't seen the film before, don't read a synopsis or a summary or any reviews. Just start it up cold and watch all the way through. The Gold Rush is impossibly poignant and truly funny. Posted Image

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Posted March 17 2012 - 06:06 AM

The 1925 silent version is infinitely better to my mind. The image is better of course on the 1942 sound cut, because it was Chaplin's "official" version. But I find Chaplin's narration intrusive and often unnecessary--plus the whole original ending is gone. I only hope that the image on the silent is up to snuff. If you haven't seen "The Gold Rush", you are in for a real treat.

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Posted March 17 2012 - 03:53 PM

The 1925 silent version is infinitely better to my mind. The image is better of course on the 1942 sound cut, because it was Chaplin's "official" version. But I find Chaplin's narration intrusive and often unnecessary--plus the whole original ending is gone. I only hope that the image on the silent is up to snuff. If you haven't seen "The Gold Rush", you are in for a real treat.

I agree completely. I dismissed The Gold Rush the first time I saw it with the narration. When I had a chance to see the uncut silent version with a piano score, it became my favorite Chaplin feature. I just wish someone could adapt the music score from the narrated version to the silent one.

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Posted March 18 2012 - 01:32 AM

Oh my god, another Criterion Chaplin Blu-ray.  And I, too, have never seen this one.  Heeding all advice, starting:  NOW.



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Posted March 18 2012 - 02:33 AM

The last Warner DVD release also included both versions. The silent version was the best I'd seen it.




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