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Ben Model
Silent film accompanist/historian bringing silent movies to life since 1981. to see a rare film. DVD distributor
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“Haxan” was introduced to our audience tonight as “one of the most Metal things ever made”. Love the custom poster made for the show!
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Rivertown Film Oct 18
The 1931 Dracula, with Bela Lugosi's iconic performance, distinctive aesthetic, and creepy subtext, is the definitive Dracula. Live score by renowned accompanist Ben Model at Nyack HS, 10/25
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Ben Model Oct 18
Her surviving films are a revelation. Hilarious, clever, and full of physical comedy that Alice performs
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Ben Model Oct 18
Replying to @MoviesSilently
Don’t forget Alice Howell!
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Ben Model Oct 18
I figured reverse camera as well, until I ran the film backwards. Only thing I could guess is that for the last several yards, they dropped the cranking speed way down and adjusted f-stop to match, while pulling focus and BK had to be rock-steady.
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Ben Model Oct 17
Happy birthday, Jean Arthur! Here she is opposite Monty Banks in the Lindbergh-inspired comedy FLYING LUCK.
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Rivertown Film Oct 17
Why do the first 2 Universal Horror films, Dracula and Frankenstein, both 1931, that resonates so deeply? ​& present Dracula on Thursday, 10/25. Live score by one of the world's most accomplished accompanists
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Silent Film Titles Oct 17
Orphans of the Storm (1921).
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rigsby Oct 16
it's arrived... excellent attention to detail... showing on Saturday evening... Thank you for putting in so much effort!
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Ben Model Oct 15
Thanks to the DVD & Blu-ray Release Report for this announcement about "Found at 'Mostly Lost': Vol 2"
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Rivertown Film Oct 15
Give yourself and your teens an education in the classics at Dracula (with Bela Lugosi as the Count). This early sound film didn't have a score, so renowned accompanist Ben Model will make one up. Nyack HS, 10/25, by
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RedBlueBlackSilver 👹👻🦇🔪 Oct 14
He's a great interview...knowledgeable and engaging. I spoke with him for the first episode of my SciFiMusic show and he was really fun and interesting even though he had just wrapped up a live performance shortly before the call. A+++
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Ben Model Oct 14
Sounds good to me! Send me an email via my website
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cari beauchamp Oct 14
Lillian Gish 1893 left bulk of her estate to MOMA for Film preservation
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Ben Model Oct 14
10 rare uncirculated silent films that have been identified at "Mostly Lost" come to DVD Oct 30! Pre-order yours now. See what we've been up to for the last few years with this fun sampler.
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Ben Model Oct 14
Dracula w/Lugosi (2x!), Nosferatu, Joan Crawford as a flapper, HAXAN — silent film shows up next, followed by a quartet of Marion Davies films.
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Ben Model Oct 13
Replying to @LokkeHeiss @MoMAFilm
Yes. I understand he came to the “Frankenstein” screening at the NJ Loews dressed as Father Time.
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Ben Model Oct 13
“Ordino-né” Festival: final day — played for a packed house at Silent Clowns today to Chase and Lloyd shorts; also tonight the Symphony in the Valley in Colorado accompanies Keaton’s “Cops” with my score at the historic Ute Theater.
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Adrian Rennie Oct 13
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Ben Model Oct 13
Replying to @AdrianRennie @nypl_lpa
So glad you had such a good time at the show today! Were these films new to you?
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