Money Is the Devil: Church Satirized in Enjoyable Early Lubitsch Comedy with Premise Similar to Keaton Classic

Money Is the Devil: Church Satirized in Enjoyable Early Lubitsch Comedy with Premise Similar to Keaton Classic
'The Doll' with Ossi Oswalda and Hermann Thimig: Early Ernst Lubitsch satirical fantasy starring 'the German Mary Pickford' has similar premise to that of the 1925 Buster Keaton comedy 'Seven Chances.' 'The Doll': San Francisco Silent Film Festival presented fast-paced Ernst Lubitsch comedy starring the German Mary PickfordOssi Oswalda Directed by Ernst Lubitsch (So This Is Paris, The Wedding March), the 2017 San Francisco Silent Film Festival presentation The Doll / Die Puppe (1919) has one of the most amusing mise-en-scènes ever recorded. The set is created by cut-out figures that gradually come to life; then even more cleverly, they commence the fast-paced action. It all begins when a shy, confirmed bachelor, Lancelot (Hermann Thimig), is ordered by his rich uncle (Max Kronert), the Baron von Chanterelle, to marry for a large sum of money. As to be expected, mayhem ensues. Lancelot is forced to flee from the hordes of eligible maidens, eventually
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Cummings' Ten-Year Death Anniversary: From Minor Lloyd Leading Lady to Tony Award Winner (Revised and Expanded)

Constance Cummings: Actress in minor Hollywood movies became major London stage star. Constance Cummings: Actress went from Harold Lloyd and Frank Capra to Noël Coward and Eugene O'Neill Actress Constance Cummings, whose career spanned more than six decades on stage, in films, and on television in both the U.S. and the U.K., died ten years ago on Nov. 23. Unlike other Broadway imports such as Ann Harding, Katharine Hepburn, Miriam Hopkins, and Claudette Colbert, the pretty, elegant Cummings – who could have been turned into a less edgy Constance Bennett had she landed at Rko or Paramount instead of Columbia – never became a Hollywood star. In fact, her most acclaimed work, whether in films or – more frequently – on stage, was almost invariably found in British productions. That's most likely why the name Constance Cummings – despite the DVD availability of several of her best-received performances – is all but forgotten.
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Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: William A. Wellman's Wings

Dubbed the last great silent film, William A. Wellman's 1927 action-packed epic is a simple story of friendship, love and rivalry set against the colossal backdrop of the First World War. Featuring some of the most incredible aerial battles ever committed to film, Wings remains a bona fide cinematic spectacle to this day, thanks in large part to a gorgeous new restoration.Small town lad Jack (Charles "Buddy" Rogers) is infatuated with city girl Sylvia (Jobyna Ralston), unaware that she has pledged her devotion to his best friend, David (Richard Arlen), heir to the town's richest family. When war breaks out, both men enlist in the air corps, with Jack mistakenly believing Sylvia is in love with him. He also fails to realise that Mary (Clara...

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Gone With The Wind and The Wizard Of Oz On 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival Lineup

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has unveiled the first three movies in the lineup for the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, including the recently restored Gone with the Wind (1939) and a presentation of The Wizard of Oz (1939) in its stunning new IMAX 3D format. Set to take place in Hollywood April 10-13, the fifth-annual edition of the festival will also include a screening of the Harold Lloyd comedy classic Why Worry? (1923), with legendary silent-film composer Carl Davis conducting the live world premiere performance of his new original score. Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz are each celebrating their 75th anniversaries in 2014.

Passes for the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival are set to go on sale to the public Thursday, Nov. 14, at noon (Et). Passes can be purchased exclusively through the official festival website: http://www.tcm.com/festival. Descriptions for the first three films on the festival slate are included below.
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Check out the trailer and images for Paramount's Wings Cinemark Xd release

Wings - winner of the first Academy Award for Best Picture 1927, finds Cinemark Xd release on May 2nd via Paramount Pictures. We are pleased to offer you the trailer as well as images from the classic war drama/romance directed by William A. Wellman. Starring in the film which first made its premiere on May 19th, 1927 in San Antonio, Texas, are Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston, El Brendel, Richard Tucker and Gary Cooper. In Wings, two young men of different social status - one being rich, the other middle class, are both in love with the same woman, and become fighter pilots in World War I. The silent film has been masterfully restored, including an all-new recording of the original soundtrack, and surround sound by Skywalker sound...
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Check out the trailer and images for Paramount's Wings Cinemark Xd release

Wings - winner of the first Academy Award for Best Picture 1927, finds Cinemark Xd release on May 2nd via Paramount Pictures. We are pleased to offer you the trailer as well as images from the classic war drama/romance directed by William A. Wellman. Starring in the film which first made its premiere on May 19th, 1927 in San Antonio, Texas, are Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston, El Brendel, Richard Tucker and Gary Cooper. In Wings, two young men of different social status - one being rich, the other middle class, are both in love with the same woman, and become fighter pilots in World War I. The silent film has been masterfully restored, including an all-new recording of the original soundtrack, and surround sound by Skywalker sound...
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Wings Criterion Blu-ray Review

It is a sad fact of film history that, for much of its existence, the movie studios did not appreciate the value of their creations as archive-worthy artistic endeavors---let alone public interest in props, costumes and other tools of the trade (which only truly came to the forefront during the famous 1970 MGM auction). As such, many---and, in the case of silent films, the majority---movies have been lost for good. Every now and then, one such lost work resurfaces, but those that do are fewer than not. It is almost inconceivable to us now that, of all movies, the very first Oscar winner for Best Picture (then "Best Picture, Production"), William A. Wellman’s Wings, could at one time have been lost, but such was indeed the case. Fortunately for future cinephile generations, Wings is also among the few lost films that have been found. Hit the jump for our review of the Blu-ray.
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Wings Blu-ray Review

It seems quite serendipitous that just as 2011's ode to the silent film era, The Artist, is receiving all sorts of praise and accolades that Paramount should release its 1927 silent masterpiece, Wings, for the first time on Blu-ray.

Directed by "Wild Bill" Wellman, Wings tells the story of Jack Powell (Charles Rogers) and David Armstrong (Richard Arlen), small town lads who both have their eye on the same lady; Sylvia Lewis (Jobyna Ralston). Jack and David are both vying for the affections of Ms. Lewis, although she solely has her sights set on David. Despite her lack of reciprocation, Jack remains persistent in his pursuit, making him also blind to his lovely neighbor Mary (Clara Bow) practically throwing herself at him at every turn.

It's not long before the boys get sent off to war, both becoming aviators. What began as a romantic tale quickly becomes one of the most
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TCM Classic Film Festival To Celebrate 100th Anniversary Of Paramount Pictures

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has unveiled additional programming and events for the 2012 edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival, including a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Paramount Pictures. Robert Evans, longtime producer and former head of production for Paramount, is set to take part in the tribute, which will focus on the studio’s 1970s renaissance. In addition, the TCM Classic Film Festival is slated to include a look at The Noir Style, a tribute to legendary costume designer Travis Banton, a look at art deco in the movies, a collection of early cinematic rarities and much more.

TCM.s own Robert Osborne will once again serve as official host for the four-day, star-studded event, which will take pace Thursday, April 12 . Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Hollywood. Passes are on sale now through the official festival website: http://www.tcm.com/festival.

The Paramount Renaissance

The TCM Classic Film Festival will
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15 historically significant 'lost' films

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
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