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Jack Nicholson, Barbra Streisand in Vincente Minnelli's On a Clear Day You Can See Forever At Film Threat, Phil Hall comes up with a follow-up to his 2008 article about important lost films. Among the 50 titles on Hall's highly eclectic new list are a version of Carmen (1915) starring Fox vamp Theda Bara; The Life of General Villa (1914), in which Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa plays himself and future filmmaker Raoul Walsh played Villa as a young man; and the Rudolph Valentino vehicle A Sainted Devil (1924). Also, the 1928 version of Anita Loos' Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, featuring Ruth Taylor; Jealousy (1929) one of two talkies (the other being The Letter) starring Broadway legend Jeanne Eagels; Lon Chaney's last silent film, Thunder (1929); and Alam Ara (1931), the first Indian talking picture. And more: Heartache (1936), the first Cantonese-language American production; segments from what was to become part III of Sergei [...] »
- Andre Soares
Today's generation is surrounded by technology. Rapidly-advancing tools of all sorts are so prevalent in every aspect of our lives that we depend on them, nay, expect them to make our lives easier, more enjoyable, and more interesting. Multi-billion dollar industries such as cinema are in no way immune from the public's desire for bigger and better things. Moviegoers have the options of watching films in a variety of locales, in IMAX or 3D, via regular projection screens or the latest in digital picture. For those who prefer to stay close to home, the options multiply. Satellite TV, cable TV, Redbox, a widespread availability of DVDs, and even the disappearing neighborhood rental store all combine to contain every movie that the discerning film aficionado could ever hope to watch, available at the push of a button or a short drive up the street.
Well... almost every movie. It may seem »
2 items from 2011
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