- Oct 23, 2008
I'd go for The General, too. I've only seen four but you can't go wrong with any of them - Steamboat Bill, Jr., Our Hospitality, Sherlock, Jr.
Hmmm...that doesn't sound like our TCM at all. We get mostly classics, everything from Casablanca to Robin Hood, plus marathons of Hitchcock films and movies with Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, Bette Davis, and the like. We get at least one silent a week and a marathon or two every month or so.We have TCM too but I never see silents on it. Usually just dull dramatic true-life type stuff.
Last year I went to a showing of Metropolis that was billed as being performed with a live musical accompaniment. The "band" was the Alloy Orchestra, a group of (I believe) four musicians playing on, well, pretty much junk.I've been lucky enought to see both City Lights and Modern Times accompanied by a live symphony orchestra.
*snort* Ain't nothin' compared to what it was originally:There are only a very few silent films I would not care to watch; one of which was directed by E. Von Stroheim, Greed,but only because it was so very long. I do prefer the comedies, though.