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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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Julia Ricci 16h
A guy on my flight is watching Inception on his iPhone in portrait mode, just like Christopher Nolan intended.
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Orphan Film Symposium Jan 12
Our annual Orphan Films at MoMA, screening 6:30 pm, Monday, Jan. 21. Beloved Community. On MLK Day. .
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Orphan Film Symposium Jan 14
A rare thing: a paper print of a 68mm motion-picture film.
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Orphan Film Symposium Jan 18
See you at screening, Monday, 6:30pm.
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Ben Model 22h
Where’d you first see Ernie Kovacs teevee? My intro was this series on PBS in 1977.
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Ben Model Jan 19
Replying to @TomDohertyfilm
Kevin Brownlow sent me this article years ago, when I began doing my research on cranking/projection speeds. I’ve done a few shows of SUNRISE at 100 ft/min (27 fps) and the film does play better that way.
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Ben Model Jan 19
Replying to @hoagiedojo
You're welcome. A niche release like this easy to slip thru all sorts of culture cracks. Glad I was able to tip you off.
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Ben Model Jan 19
Yay! My copy just arrived, too (also DVD...not Blu?). Congrats on being part of this important set.
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Ben Model Jan 19
Replying to @renila @DougEFairbanks
You're welcome. Glad I could help connect you with a special album like this.
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Ben Model Jan 18
ICYMI this excellent compilation CD of 1910s songs about movie-going and movie stars was released last fall. A fun listen!
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Slapstick Festival Jan 18
The Alice Howell event went down really well here, a festival highlight for many so far! So we definitely recommend you grab a set of Ben’s DVDs when they’re out! Worth it also for a Raymond Griffith cameo! 👇
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Ben Model Jan 18
Hey there UK fans and attendees: my DVDs are now available on Amazon UK! The Alice Howell 2-disc set will be out this spring.
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Ben Model Jan 18
thanks for your intro/hosting the Alice Howell program yesterday! 2-disc DVD set of her comedies will be out this spring from my label .
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Ben Model Jan 18
It’s not Alice Howell. Close, though. Steve Massa may know who this is...
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Ben Model Jan 17
Anything starring Marcel Perez.
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Ben Model Jan 17
Happy birthday, Mack Sennett...seen here on Ernie Kovacs' bizzaro panel/quiz show "Take a Good Look" in 1960.
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Ben Model Jan 17
Yes, that’s Sybil. She turns up in a number of bathing beauty gaggles in silents. Steve M. and I have seen one where both Sybil and Virginia Fox are in the group!
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Ben Model Jan 16
"Señorita" was shown at Mostly Lost last June, brought over from Belgium by one of its film curators. It was a huge hit. I think a restoration may be in progress.
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Ben Model Jan 16
Hey, and here's where you can go to watch videotapes of Broadway performances at the NYPL at Lincoln Center.
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V.A. Rowlands Jan 16
Are your nostrils flaring? Is your beard quivering? You must also be anticipating scanhouse | next wednesday 1/23, live music by the inimitable
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