Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Year 3 - 1929

I'll finally begin year 3 of this project and hopefully can get through this much faster than previous years. It should be an exciting year, as it will be a mixture of late silents and early talkies. I've pared down the list a little bit and will be watching 22 films this year, closer to the output I did for 1927.

We've got multiple films from several of my favorite directors this year, including Alfred Hitchcock (Blackmail, The Manxman), GW Pabst (Diary of a Lost Girl, Pandora's Box), and Ernst Lubitsch (The Love Parade, Eternal Love). There will be a few musicals, although I've decided to skip some of the big plotless medley musicals.

Here is the full list of films that I will be watching for 1929:

Alibi (Roland West)
Applause (Rouben Mamoulian)
Arsenal (Alexander Dovzhenko)
Blackmail (Alfred Hitchcock)
The Broadway Melody (Harry Beaumont)
The Cocaonuts (Robert Florey, Joseph Santley)
Diary of a Lost Girl (GW Pabst)
Eternal Love (Ernst Libitsch)
Hallelujah (King Vidor)
The Iron Mask (Allan Dwan)
The Last Warning (Paul Leni)
The Love Parade (Ernst Lubitsch)
The Love Trap (William Wyler)
Lucky Star (Frank Borzage)
The Man With a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov)
The Manxman (Alfred Hitchcock)
Napoleon (Abel Gance)
Pandora's Box (GW Pabst)
Spite Marriage (Edward Sedgwick)
Queen Kelly (Erich Von Stroheim)
Speedway (Harry Beaumont)
Spies (Fritz Lang)
They Had to See Paris (Frank Borzage)

Film that could be added if they become available include:

Disraeli (Alfred E. Green)
Flight (Frank Capra)
The General Line (Sergei Eisenstein)
The Trespasser (Edmund Goulding)
Thunderbolt (Josef Von Sternberg)

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