Viewing classic movies on the web

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exte
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#26 Post by exte » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:24 pm

Aletheia wrote:
Narshty wrote:Filmmaker: A Diary by George Lucas, chronicling production on Coppola's The Rain People.
Thanks for the link to 'Filmmaker A Diary' I was watching the American Zoetrope feature on the supplementary disc of THX 1138 last night. It showed a few clips of George Lucas shooting this documentary.

I remember watching and enjoying Coppola's film back in the early 90s on British TV, especially Shirley Knight's performance. I've just had a look online for a DVD copy, to no avail. Is this maybe due to legal wrangling? I remember reading that its one of Coppola's own favourite works.
Just great. Totally missed this until today...

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YouTube links to Classic Movies Not Otherwise Available

#27 Post by stroszeck » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:53 pm

I was perusing through youtube where I stumbled upon this little gem.

Now I've never had the pleasure of seeing Make Way For Tomorrow, and now that I have a link to this movie (which as far as I know is almost impossible to find on DVD or even VHS), I am ever grateful to the person(s) who put it up for me to enjoy. I propose starting this new thread in order to share links to rare films which otherwise we do not have access to...

GOD BLESS THE INTERNET!

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Re: Viewing classic movies on the web

#28 Post by Murdoch » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:04 pm

A few Hitchcock titles have appeared on hulu; including the 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, and Blackmail. Also, Bigger Than Life, His Girl Friday and Mr. Arkadin (sadly not the complete version) are now available. Even Night of the Hunter was available for a short time a few months ago, but sadly is now gone.

I'm interested in what will show up next that's worth watching, even if I have to wait out those damn commercials interspersed throughout the film. :x

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#29 Post by Matt » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:11 pm


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#30 Post by knives » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:18 pm

You have just showed me heaven. Thank you.

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#31 Post by tojoed » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:55 am

stroszeck wrote: Now I've never had the pleasure of seeing Make Way For Tomorrow, ...(which as far as I know is almost impossible to find on DVD or even VHS)...

There's a French DVD here.

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#32 Post by HarryLong » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:17 pm

Git yer B-movies here.
Aw, hell, it's still the FS version of Hercules UNCHAINED ...

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#33 Post by paczemoj » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:38 pm

Some neat film (but not only!) stuff on the Library of Congress YouTube channel that was launched a few days ago.

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#34 Post by myrnaloyisdope » Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:47 pm

I just uploaded to youtube the trailer for Ernst Lubitsch's lost film The Patriot. Equally tantalizing and depressing.

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#35 Post by Saturnome » Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:40 am

Wow, incredible, thanks. I always wanted to see that surviving bit... I like how they say "LEWIS STONE Polished Acting Genius" then show him stand still, emotion-less for a quarter of a second.

I'll ask They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? for their copy.

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#36 Post by stroszeck » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:25 pm


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#37 Post by Antoine Doinel » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:29 pm

Watch eight Herzog movies for free on YouTube thanks to Starz Media.

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#38 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:29 am

Hmmm. Do that grad paper or watch Werner Herzog film rebellious dwarves..

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#39 Post by knives » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:49 am

I went with the dwarves. I've got to ask why it doesn't get more acknowledgment?

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#40 Post by MyNameCriterionForum » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:26 am

Jean-Luc Garbo wrote:Hmmm. Do that grad paper or watch Werner Herzog film rebellious dwarves..
You mean to say your grad paper isn't about rebellious dwarves? Man, you have wasted your education!
knives wrote:I went with the dwarves. I've got to ask why it doesn't get more acknowledgment?
Yeah, this film gets short thrift.
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#42 Post by Matt » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:36 pm

ozukarodzi wrote:Some great film to watch:
Great films, but a very pathetic experience to watch these films in 10-minute chunks on a tiny portion of a computer screen.

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#43 Post by kinjitsu » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:25 pm

Or you can toggle to fullscreen, but either way, afterwards you'll probably need to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist.

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#44 Post by stroszeck » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:52 pm

Wow...thank you for Where is the Friend's Home!!!! I've been meaning to find that one! Youtube will have to do for now....

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#45 Post by Murdoch » Wed May 06, 2009 12:23 am

Cul-de-sac now available to watch on hulu, which is great since I've been meaning to see this but its unavailability in R1 wouldn't allow me without a blind-buy.

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The Auteurs

#46 Post by dad1153 » Sat May 30, 2009 10:58 am

You can watch Antonioni's "L'avventura," Varda's "Cléo from 5 to 7," Camus' "Black Orpheus," Saura's "Cría Cuervos," Kalatozov's "The Cranes Are Flying" and Kobayashi's "Harakiri" for free online at The Auteurs right now.

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#47 Post by Murdoch » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:24 pm

Has anyone haeard of this site? I recently came across it when I was hunting down Ruiz films unavailable on DVD and I found a third of his oeuvre there, along with films from a lot of other notable directors.

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#48 Post by mikkelmark » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:16 am

From auteurs you can watch 4 movie preserved by Scorseses World Cinema Foundation for free. The films are:
-Dry Summer Turkey 1964 DIR Metin Erksan
-Touki Bouki Senegal 1973 DIR Djibril Diop Mambéty
-Transes Morocco 1981 DIR Ahamed El Maanouni
-The Housemaid South Korea 1960 DIR Ki-young Kim

I have watched the first half of The Housemaid last week, and it's a Hitchcockish family drama. The quality was very good in the beginning, but a good way into the movie, there was some weak scenes with a lot of dirt and soft picture.

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#49 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:34 pm

Dry Summer was meant to be screened at last year's London Film Festival yet mysteriously vanished from the programme. Excellent news.

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#50 Post by Saturnome » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:09 pm

Dry Summer and The Housemaid (Hanyo) are worth the look. The Housemaid is very good, but goes so over the top as it progress. Dry Summer's antagonist is very captivating.
As mikkelmark noted the image quality of The Housemaid goes down in the middle section but goes back to very good at the end. Dry Summer's titles are lost, and was made from a different copies for the sound and the image, it's pretty noticable.

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