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  1. bujaki

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    I'd say that Crawford hardened around 1932 (see Rain). She still had some baby fat in Grand Hotel. But Turner around '41, yes, she was some peaches and cream dish.
  2. bujaki

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    I saw the '41 version in Puerto Rico as a child. It did contain the disturbing dream sequence. What child could ever forget the gorgeous females hitched as horses and furiously whipped by a monster? I first saw the '31 version in a 35mm print in NYC and the first reel had been chopped off. No...
  3. bujaki

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    Mr. Chippy?
  4. bujaki

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    For the record, the WB silent version with Barrymore and Mary Astor is a damn good film. I saw Warner's archive print in '73. Barrymore and Willard Louis as the Prince of Wales are excellent. Astor is very lovely, very lovely indeed.
  5. bujaki

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    In 1965 there was a mini Garbo festival in Puerto Rico. Five films were revived in newly struck 35mm prints. Of course they were projected in 1.85 ratio, but what did I know or care at the time (I was 15). It was my first glimpse of the Divine Garbo. I was in boarding school, so I was only able...
  6. bujaki

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    Garbo disliked March as he was intent on bedding her. She chewed on onions or some other pungent food before their kissing scenes in order to repel him.
  7. bujaki

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    Agree with Robert on the 1936 version. The chances are better on the '29 talkie since the Film Foundation at least did some restoration work on it.
  8. bujaki

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    Or for Judy's 100th, another Ultimate, Ultimate, Ultimate Edition of The Wizard of Oz?
  9. bujaki

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    Now that you mention it, it comes back. It was shocking to the congregation. Religiosity vs. carnality?
  10. bujaki

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    I was a college kid when I read it (almost 50 years ago) and I was fascinated by it; totally hooked. The most interesting chapter is The Grand Inquisitor, where Ivan goes on a tangent, away from the plot, but crucial to the understanding of the novel's theme. That chapter could not be brought to...
  11. bujaki

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    Network Region 2 DVD.
  12. bujaki

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    Mice eat celluloid.
  13. bujaki

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    The silent Sea Hawk's storyline is also quite different from the Flynn version. I do believe that the silent versions of Scaramouche and The Sea Hawk hew closely to the novels.
  14. bujaki

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    I concur with your friend's assessment. However, the plot lines are quite different.
  15. bujaki

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    My order, placed on 3/23, arrived today. My haul was 15 discs (13 BDs, 2 DVDs). My second order, placed on 3/25, is still outstanding.
  16. bujaki

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    Still waiting. Just the original email that everyone received.
  17. bujaki

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    The one time I saw Loy in person, she was already in her mid-'70s (an estimation on my part). She was a tall, elegant lady with very fine wrinkles covering her luminous face. No face lift there. She walked firmly and with stately grace: every inch a star.
  18. bujaki

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    The 15% code worked for me. Thanks, y'all!
  19. bujaki

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    Thanks. Alas, it won't take now.
  20. bujaki

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    What is the code and is it still viable? Thanks.
  21. bujaki

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    When I saw the '41 version in a 35mm print in Puerto Rico, sometime in the '50s, this sequence was included. I distinctly remember the horses (mares?) turning into the two women.
  22. bujaki

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    Sometimes a "reporter" can't reveal the source of his information lest his source dries up. But I don't trade in rumors. I was the first to report the shut down in Universal's restoration team and was the first to report the departure of GF. My source is very trustworthy because of his high...
  23. bujaki

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    I never post rumors. I also said that his GF's name would remain on his office's door, meaning that he would still work on for hire (as a consultant). I had the news before almost anybody else had it, that's all.
  24. bujaki

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    Have you all forgotten the Postmaster General's rules on mail delivery (or non)? He placed a lot of restrictions on postal employees. Add the pandemic to that and you get infinite delays...
  25. bujaki

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    More Lubitsch and more Margaret Sullavan/Stewart! And Avery. And Garland. And Frankenstein (1.37 what a waste!) And Ford/Fonda/Lemmon/Cagney/Powell/LeRoy. And Ann Harding. And Mitchum/Leigh. And Curtiz/Day/Bacall (so butch here)/Douglas. Wallet, woe is thee!
  26. bujaki

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    For being the most racist president until Wilson in the 20th century and ? in the 21st. I saw the film at MoMA and my wife, a US history doctoral candidate was appalled during this biopic and Wilson's.
  27. bujaki

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    This story was forwarded to me. It's from a gentleman film collector in Australia, Paul Brennan: Lucky polite me was in my seaside cinema in 1978 screening a 'new 16mm print' of NOW VOYAGER when a man came gasping from the auditorium into the foyer. "Where'd you get that print" he demanded. I...
  28. bujaki

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    I can't wait to check Life with Father on HBO Max. I was lucky that I got to see a 35mm nitrate Technicolor print at MoMA. A WA restoration will probably beat that!
  29. bujaki

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    I don't think WA has this porn title.:D
  30. bujaki

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    I don't know when Warner's cut the film down to 99 minutes; perhaps for its reissue? However, during the 1973 WB retrospective, MoMA screened a magnificent 35mm nitrate print of the 119 minute version. And NOBODY expected this! It came as an absolute surprise to everyone in the audience...
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