As you recall, my theme month for June was chosen by my readers in a poll. Now I am going one step further. I am going to have an entire month in which I review nothing but reader requests!
Here’s how it works: Request a silent movie that you would like me to review. I will go through the requests and select 4-7 (depending on their length) for review.
The requests so far (please keep them coming!):
(I will update this section as I get more feedback)
My loyal subscriber Emma requested The Wizard of Oz (1925), widely considered the worst silent film ever made. She also requested The Married Virgin, The General and Sadie Thompson.
The Toronto Silent Film Festival requested The Adventures of Prince Achmed, JÁccuse and The Crowd (or anything directed by King Vidor). For comedy, Seven Years Bad Luck, Limousine Love and Putting the Pants on Phillip.
Terry of A Shroud of Thoughts requested some German horror: Nosferatu and The Golem.
Kendra of VivAndLarry.com requested Pandora’s Box.
Jessica of Comet Over Hollywood requested Red Lily.
Chris of StoryBox requested The Poor Little Rich Girl.
Danny of Pre-Code.com requested The Toll of the Sea.
Trevor of A Modern Musketeer requested Lizzies of the Field and His Prehistoric Past.
Paul on Twitter requested The Kid.
Barry of Cinematic Catharsis requested a Lon Chaney/Tod Browning collaboration.
Judy of Movie classics requested The Phantom Carriage.
Cindy Bruchman requested a Charlie Chaplin film.
Silent Beauties recommended two Danish films, Atlantis and The Abyss.
Michael on Twitter requested City Lights.
Jonathan Moya sent me a long list of fabulous recommendations. Here are the highlights (and the ones that are not either already reviewed or currently scheduled): Sunrise, Greed, Ben Hur, The Battleship Potemkin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and A Woman of Paris.
Lindsey of The Motion Pictures requested HE Who Gets Slapped.
Jenni of Portraits by Jenni requested Broken Blossoms and White Shadows in the South Seas.
Subscriber Richard requested Les Vampires and Faust.
Jonathan on Twitter requested The General.
Thomas of We Want Hollywood requested Rubber Tires.
Noir Dame seconded Red Lily and Nosferatu. She also requested Sherlock Jr., The Plastic Age and a Talmadge sister title.
Aurora of Once Upon a Screen requested Romance of the Redwoods, the first of two Mary Pickford/Cecil B. DeMille collaborations.
Blog reader Suzanne requested The Last Command.
My подруга requested Seventh Heaven and The Unknown.
Blog reader Alex requested Diary of a Lost Girl.
David on Twitter requested Coeur Fidèle
Blog reader Cindy requested The Big Parade, A Woman of Paris or anything with Garbo and Gilbert.
My 오빠 requested Wild Oranges
Brandie of True Classics and Jill of Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence requested Silent Movie (1976)
How you can join in:
Use the comments or this handy contact box. I am also on the Twitter so you may tweet me. Be sure to mention if you have a blog or a website since I will give you a shout-out it if I choose your film request (assuming the content is SFW, of course). You can also request a genre or a performer, if you don’t have any titles in mind.
I should probably mention that I have a small list of films I will not be reviewing under any circumstances. Don’t worry, there are only two films on it. Just thought I would issue the warning.