CONTEST #1: Silent Phantoms

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  1. msw7

    msw7 Re-animated member

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    I haven't seen a lot of the classics, but I'd have to go with either Georges Melies' A Trip to the Moon or the much more recent Call of Cthulhu (from 2005).
     
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    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    I know you're probably going for horror, but my favorite silent film is THE GENERAL. Keaton's stunt work is totally amazing.

    But for horror, I must say that NOSFERATU still manages to haunt/charm me.
     
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    Favorite silent horror is Nosferatu because of the use of locations and Max Shreck's nasty looking vampire.

    Favorite silent movie is The Big Parade because it is encompasses so much of the experience of war.
     
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    Metropolis. I saw the restored version at the Harbor Theater during their lakeside film festival. It was extra special for me because Loyd Kaufman from Troma was siting two seats away from me.
     
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    moogong Arte Suave

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    Nosferatu. It is still a very eerie film. Max Schrek probalby never guessed how remembered the character he was portrarying would be in the years to come. Terrific film.
     
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    My favorite silent horror film is F.W. Murnau's masterpiece (in my opinion anyway's) Faust. The story alone is reason enough for appreciation, but F.W. Murnau's adaptation of it brings the story to a whole new level. Where Nosferatu scores points for atmosphere, Faust is just a superior movie by far. The image of Mephisto sitting over the city with his giant demonic wings is just breath taking and the struggle Faust has to make between pleasure and his soul is something I'm sure many can relate to on one level or another.
     
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    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920). The transformation scenes are still pretty damn awesome and John Barrymore's performance is top notch and creepy as hell.
     
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    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    I love all the classics, but I would have to say Thomas Edison's Frankenstein. I wanted to see it for so long and when I finally did, I wasn't disappointed. I believe it is really the first horror film. I could be wrong, but regardless, it is significant for being done by Edison and such an early horror piece and adaptation.
     
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    Interesting selections, everyone. Many great recommendations that you all should check out!

    The three random winners of Criterion's THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE DVDs are:

    HoldenMcNeil
    Copyboy
    Darga


    Please send me a private message with your name and address and your discs will be shipped out promptly. Check out our new October Madness poll very soon!
     
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    Nosferatu has truly striking imagery and an iconic vampire. I gotta go with Metropolis, though. Great visuals and FX throughout, and so ahead of its time. Its influence on cinema is still apparent to this day.
     
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    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Congratulations to the winners. What a happy way to start the month.
     
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    Congratulations to the winners !
     
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    A happy way indeed! Thanks!
     
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    Congrats Winners!
     
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    Congratulations to all! Criterion DVDs are so great.
     

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