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[The New Coven of Louise Brooks] Re: Lulu in The Guardian

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  • nutsaboutclara
    Well, that s what I meant, Karen, about seeing PANDORA S BOX(1929). -Dario. ... at ... Guardian ... greater ... The ... organized ... different ... though ...
    Message 1 of 13 , Feb 11, 2009
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      Well, that's what I meant, Karen, about seeing PANDORA'S BOX(1929).

      -Dario.


      --- In thenewcovenoflouisebrooks@yahoogroups.com, "KarenUK"
      <nhbr22476@...> wrote:
      >
      > Not to this year's, but I saw Pandora's Box & loved it.
      > Karen (UK).
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "nutsaboutclara" <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
      > To: <thenewcovenoflouisebrooks@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 6:45 PM
      > Subject: [The New Coven of Louise Brooks] Re: Lulu in The Guardian
      >
      >
      > > Did you go see it, Karen?
      > >
      > > -Dario.
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In thenewcovenoflouisebrooks@yahoogroups.com, "KarenUK"
      > > <nhbr22476@> wrote:
      > >>
      > >> Bristol, England (where I live) is doing a Silent Film Festival
      at
      > > the
      > >> moment. About two years ago, they had another where I saw
      > > Pandora's Box in a
      > >> theatre on a big screen with a live orchestra doing the music!
      > >>
      > >> Karen (UK).
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> ----- Original Message -----
      > >> From: "ioracara" <ioracara@>
      > >> To: <thenewcovenoflouisebrooks@yahoogroups.com>
      > >> Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2009 7:02 PM
      > >> Subject: [The New Coven of Louise Brooks] Re: Lulu in The
      Guardian
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> > Like das impersonator, I have to disagree with this. I have
      > > traveled
      > >> > extensively in Europe, and there does not seem to be any
      greater
      > >> > popular appreciation for silent films than here in the U.S.
      The
      > > only
      > >> > country I've seen that has an appreciation for those films is
      > > possibly
      > >> > France, and they also seem to be the only one with any
      organized
      > >> > groups trying to preserve silents . . . but only a couple, and
      > > they
      > >> > are government sponsored.
      > >> >
      > >> > Here, however, we have a great number of groups dedicated to
      > >> > preserving old films, and most are publicly and corporately
      > > sponsored,
      > >> > as well as by the government. We have the LOC, but also the
      > > Eastman
      > >> > House, the AFI, Turner Classics, Kino, Criterion, UCLA, and on
      > > and on.
      > >> > I have no concrete info to make this next statement, but via
      > >> > observation I firmly believe more silent films have been
      > > preserved
      > >> > through American efforts than the rest of the world combined.
      > >> >
      > >> > Germany has no such groups, nor does Britain. Italy has enough
      > > trouble
      > >> > just being Italy. And Eastern Europe? Not at all.
      > >> >
      > >> > Furthermore, I know of theaters in at least three U.S.
      different
      > >> > cities that regularly show silent films, including one in Los
      > > Angeles
      > >> > that shows nothing BUT silent films. Even France cannot claim
      > > that.
      > >> >
      > >> > Grass is often greener on the other side, but in this case I
      > > think the
      > >> > original statement was incorrect in its assumption. Even
      though
      > > it's
      > >> > easy to make such claims, not everything in Europe is better
      > > than in
      > >> > the U.S.
      > >> >
      > >> > --- In thenewcovenoflouisebrooks@yahoogroups.com,
      nutsaboutclara
      > >> > <no_reply@> wrote:
      > >> >>
      > >> >> True, but I was talking about the movie-going public of
      today,
      > > not
      > >> >> specifically the silent film fan base here in America. The
      > > silent
      > >> >> film fan base already appreciates Brooksie very much, but not
      > > the
      > >> >> general movie-going public; anything that's not made for
      today's
      > >> >> taste is held in high regard. Europeans on the other hand,
      not
      > > only
      > >> >> view today's films, but enjoy the classics of the past,
      > > including
      > >> >> silent films. That's why I posted the comment; Europeans
      > > appreciate
      > >> >> silent films more than the average American does. It's a
      > > reflection
      > >> >> of our times, really.
      > >> >>
      > >> >> -Dario.
      > >> >>
      > >> >>
      > >> >> --- In
      > > thenewcovenoflouisebrooks@yahoogroups.com, "das_imperator"
      > >> >> <dasimperator@> wrote:
      > >> >> >
      > >> >> > To be fair you might want to check the member list of this
      > > and your
      > >> >> > Clara Bow group before making such a blanket statement. I'm
      > > sure the
      > >> >> > good old USA is fairly well represented in silent movie
      > > fandom. Most
      > >> >> > of the books and DVDs that cover the silent period come out
      > > of the
      > >> >> US
      > >> >> > market and do so because there are buyers for them.
      > >> >> >
      > >> >> > --- In thenewcovenoflouisebrooks@yahoogroups.com,
      > > nutsaboutclara
      > >> >> > <no_reply@> wrote:
      > >> >> > >
      > >> >> > > Nice to see Brooksie get a mention from the Guardian. At
      > > least
      > >> >> > > Europeans like the British appreciate silent film
      > > performers like
      > >> >> > > Louise, not like the rest of America, who could give a
      > > (blank)
      > >> >> about
      > >> >> > > silent film. Shame on the U.S.A.!
      > >> >> > >
      > >> >> > > -Dario.
      > >> >> > >
      > >> >> > >
      > >> >> > > --- In thenewcovenoflouisebrooks@yahoogroups.com,
      > > olive_e_thomas
      > >> >> > > <no_reply@> wrote:
      > >> >> > > >
      > >> >> > > >
      http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/jan/21/female-
      > > icons-
      > >> >> > > cinema/print
      > >> >> > > >
      > >> >> > >
      > >> >> >
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