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(Some Guy)   Watching silent horror films can teach you about the scariest thing of all: the silence of your own thoughts   (domikepayne.blogspot.com) divider line 38
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2012-10-30 09:08:54 AM
What is the sound of one hand Farking?
 
2012-10-30 09:10:36 AM
Without fur.....
 
2012-10-30 09:10:55 AM
Commercial jingles?
 
2012-10-30 09:13:18 AM
Your blog sucks
 
2012-10-30 09:13:26 AM
I have a neighbor who won't shut up about how he hates to talk on the cell phone and what a godsend texting is because he hates to be trapped in a conversation with someone even his brother whom he loves but his brother just can't shut up and he hates to have to listen to the same old story over and over and over again and that is why he values texting and not having to actually talk on the cell phone and he wouldn't normally talk about how great this is but it really is.

And he tell me thi every time he answers and hangs up his cell phone, which is usually right after he's asked me a question and I've begun to anwer him.
 
2012-10-30 09:13:43 AM
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2012-10-30 09:14:59 AM
sitting in the electricity free darkness of a cold storm blown house last night i all too quickly was consumed by my own thoughts, free from the many distractions that fill my life on an ordinary day. and i was quickly filled with anger and disgust for the things that are beyond my control which makes my life one i don't want to live. i started to understand why people are driven to kill their spouse and it started to make sense, very good sense. thankfully the electricity came back on along with the noisemakers and the heat and the ability to continue living my spoiled, hot coffee upon demand American life. i have a suspicion that if i was left without power for a week like last year it wouldn't be too long before the police were knocking at my door. and if had to spend the rest of my life in a tiny locked cell you can damn well bet it would have been worth it.
 
2012-10-30 09:21:30 AM
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My thoughts: "LOL! Check out the gaymo haircut on that goober!"
 
2012-10-30 09:22:35 AM
Orange lettering and a black background? fark You!
 
2012-10-30 09:25:21 AM
I love silent horror, "The Golem", "Dr. Caligari's Cabinet", "Phantom of the Opera", "The Man who Smiles." and for the best and my favorite version of Jekyll and Hyde ever is John Barrymore's version from 28. It is amazing.
 
2012-10-30 09:37:41 AM
Yeah, my thoughts are generally considered a war crime by telepaths.
 
2012-10-30 09:39:37 AM
Nosferatu I LOVED that movie! The old one of course. That guy looked so wicked!
 
2012-10-30 09:50:30 AM

crzybtch: Nosferatu I LOVED that movie! The old one of course. That guy looked so wicked!

 

"I don't sparkle, biatch."

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2012-10-30 09:53:39 AM
The Unknown is on TCM tonight at 8 eastern.
Worth your time.
 
2012-10-30 09:59:10 AM
Did anybody watch The Call of Cthulhu, put out by the HPLHS a few years ago? That was a pretty good period-exact silent film.

I loved the sailor (hey Chris) who falls through one of the wrong angles.
 
2012-10-30 10:03:09 AM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: The Unknown is on TCM tonight at 8 eastern.
Worth your time.


From Wiki:

Joan Crawford always said that she learned more about acting from working with Chaney in this movie than from everything else in her long career put together, and critics often cite Chaney's performance as one of the best ever captured on film. Burt Lancaster always maintained that Chaney's portrayal in The Unknown was the most emotionally compelling film performance he had ever seen an actor give.

Looks good to me
 
2012-10-30 10:03:52 AM

Local_User: What is the sound of one hand Farking?


Fap fap fap fap....
 
2012-10-30 10:49:52 AM

President Raygun: I love silent horror, "The Golem", "Dr. Caligari's Cabinet", "Phantom of the Opera", "The Man who Smiles." and for the best and my favorite version of Jekyll and Hyde ever is John Barrymore's version from 28. It is amazing.


The Man Who Smiles Laughs isn't really a horror film, it's a melodrama.
 
2012-10-30 10:54:36 AM
I think the author would make a much better case if he actually demonstrated some familiarity with silent horror films.
 
2012-10-30 10:58:50 AM
The silence of your own thoughts? Wouldn't that mean you aren't having them? Or do you just mean that your thoughts are not literally audible when you aren't expressing them?

The article doesn't mention anything related to either interpretation.
 
2012-10-30 11:46:17 AM
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/love silent horror films.!
 
2012-10-30 11:51:15 AM

Mugato: crzybtch: Nosferatu I LOVED that movie! The old one of course. That guy looked so wicked! 

"I don't sparkle, biatch."

HAHAHAHAHA....great pic!


I remember the first time I saw that movie it made me realize one of my personal worst case scenarios would have to be out at sea on a small ship with a vampire.

 
2012-10-30 11:54:18 AM
I just go for a motorcycle ride when I want to hear what's lurking in my head. I will find myself out of the blue singing the theme song for Gilligan's Island.
 
2012-10-30 11:57:06 AM
I think the guy who played the vampire in Nosferatu was named Max Schreck. What a great name!
 
2012-10-30 12:22:44 PM
/wow, Fark doesn't let you post only ASCII
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2012-10-30 12:31:17 PM

Raider_dad: Orange lettering and a black background? fark You!


Yeah my eyes were still going crazy by the time I came to your comment.
 
2012-10-30 12:49:25 PM
u don't wanna watch scary movies with me, cause i just laugh the whole way through or say GAY out loud
 
2012-10-30 01:24:34 PM

crzybtch: I think the guy who played the vampire in Nosferatu was named Max Schreck. What a great name!


Weird, that was the name of Christopher Walken's character in Batman Returns. I wonder if that was done on purpose?
 
2012-10-30 02:38:10 PM

Hardy-r-r: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: The Unknown is on TCM tonight at 8 eastern.
Worth your time.

From Wiki:

Joan Crawford always said that she learned more about acting from working with Chaney in this movie than from everything else in her long career put together, and critics often cite Chaney's performance as one of the best ever captured on film. Burt Lancaster always maintained that Chaney's portrayal in The Unknown was the most emotionally compelling film performance he had ever seen an actor give.

Looks good to me


Me too....
 
2012-10-30 02:52:08 PM

Orgasmatron138: crzybtch: I think the guy who played the vampire in Nosferatu was named Max Schreck. What a great name!

Weird, that was the name of Christopher Walken's character in Batman Returns. I wonder if that was done on purpose?


Yes. Burton's a big fan of (or possibly just likes ripping off) German expressionist films.
 
2012-10-30 03:55:52 PM

crzybtch: I think the guy who played the vampire in Nosferatu was named Max Schreck. What a great name!


Yeah, that's why Christopher Walken's character in Batman Returns was named Max Shrek. Tim Burton's a big fan of the old German expressionist horror movies.
 
2012-10-30 04:24:14 PM
The one silent horror film I couldn't stand was Universal's "The Cat and the Canary". Laura la Plante was in it (hubba, hubba), but every dumb old-dark-house cliche was beaten to death in that film. "Nosferatu" was OK and I did enjoy "Phantom of the Opera" with Chaney. My big love is for slapstick and I must have seen every Chaplin, Keaton, Arbuckle, and Lloyd comedy that still exists...

/still think that Charlie Bowers is tragically forgotten
//Larry Semon has been on the 'forgotten comedians' list so long that he's no longer forgotten
 
2012-10-30 04:35:47 PM

Public Call Box: Did anybody watch The Call of Cthulhu, put out by the HPLHS a few years ago? That was a pretty good period-exact silent film.

I loved the sailor (hey Chris) who falls through one of the wrong angles.


Bought the dvd from the producers themselves when the movie played at the local community college. :)
 
2012-10-30 06:37:57 PM

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/love silent horror films.!


Nosferatu, Phantom and Caligari...the (un)holy triumvirate of silent horror films. I have Phantom and Caligari on the DVR right now, will have to watch them this week. Also, one of the greatest scenes in movie history. Putting it in technicolor blew me away, LOVE this film!

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2012-10-30 07:59:45 PM

Public Call Box: Did anybody watch The Call of Cthulhu, put out by the HPLHS a few years ago? That was a pretty good period-exact silent film.

I loved the sailor (hey Chris) who falls through one of the wrong angles.


I did see that, as a double bill with their feature-length "The Whisperer in Darkness". Thoroughly enjoyed CoC...but Whisperer derailed somewhat when they diverged from the source material about 2/3 through. Not a good decision in my opinion. Would have done better to make it another short, and stick to the story.

Still eager to see what else the HPLHS comes up with, though.
 
2012-10-31 01:36:27 AM
Everyone has to live with their own daemons and in the deep dark of the night they can be very, haunting We rejoice in the light so we can fill our minds with the white noise of life and pretend...
 
2012-10-31 03:06:19 AM
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Every time when I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face getting clearer
The past is gone
It went by, like dusk to dawn
Isn't that the way
Everybody's got the dues in life to pay

I know nobody knows
Where it comes and where it goes
I know it's everybody sin
You got to lose to know how to win

Half my life
Is books written pages
Live and learn from fools and
From sages
You know it's true, oh
All these things you do come back to you

Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears
Sing with me, just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good lord will take you away

Yeah, sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me, just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away

Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Dream until your dreams come true
Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Dream until your dreams come true
Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Dream on

Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me, just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away
Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me, just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away.
 
2012-10-31 06:06:38 AM

Malik Sardonis: Public Call Box: Did anybody watch The Call of Cthulhu, put out by the HPLHS a few years ago? That was a pretty good period-exact silent film.

I loved the sailor (hey Chris) who falls through one of the wrong angles.

I did see that, as a double bill with their feature-length "The Whisperer in Darkness". Thoroughly enjoyed CoC...but Whisperer derailed somewhat when they diverged from the source material about 2/3 through. Not a good decision in my opinion. Would have done better to make it another short, and stick to the story.


A valid critique, and FWIW they did include the whole story in the film, even if they made some additions.

But for all their divergence, the last 10 minutes of tWiD certainly uphold's Lovecraft's cosmic
bleakness quite nicely. They also caught the feel of a Universal horror film of the era quite well,
though not as well as they captured the feel of a silent horror film with CoC.

Still eager to see what else the HPLHS comes up with, though.

ISTR that they are working on a radio adapation of AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS.
 
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