In article <1...@isieng.UUCP> do...@isieng.UUCP (Doug Moran) writes:"Greed" was cut by Eric von Stroheim at 16 hours, I believe. The released
>In article <6...@stag.math.lsa.umich.edu>, k...@math.lsa.umich.edu (Kent Boklan) writes:
>> Just thought I'd throw my hat into the ring and name a few of my
>> favorite films;
>> Pandora's Box
>> City Lights
>> The Bicycle Thief
>> the Grand Illusion
>> and Citizen Kane. There are quite a few others, but, as always,
>I have only seen Citizen Kane from that list. Indeed, outside of
version is much, much shorter - around two hours or so. This version of
"Greed" shows fairly often in major cities, and occasionally on PBS and
cable channels like A&E and Bravo. A reasonably determined search of video
stores in fairly large cities would probably turn up a copy. The search is
definitely worthwhile. A reasonable number of film historians and critics
think that the full length version would have been one of the finest films
ever made, and the short version is regarded as a masterpiece of silent film.
"Pandora'a Box" is a German silent film starring Louise Brooks. It would be
"The Bicycle Thief" is perhaps the center piece of the Italian neo-realism
"Grand Illusion" is one of the two most common critics' choices for "best
>For me, a great movie is one where I sit through it and thinkIt wouldn't surprise me if you felt that way about "Grand Illusion" or
>things like, "I can't believe how good this movie is."
"City Lights", after seeing them. Certainly, I would rather see either of them
again, rather than re-viewing most of the films you listed. Matter of taste,
again, but you might well revise your lists after seeing these films.
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