Title: THE BEST FILM OF 1925
Classic Movie Man - February 13, 2008 05:23 PM (GMT)
My choice is Chaplin's masterpiece The Gold Rush.
The Giant - February 13, 2008 06:31 PM (GMT)
:) 1925 was one of the greatest years, if not the Single greatest year in Movie Picture history! Not just of the Silent Era. So many great films to choose from it boogles the mind!
:mellow: Nonetheless, as I have done in the past, when asked about this year, I am going to have to stick with King Vidor's Epic War Drama, THE BIG PARADE, with John Gilbert, and Renee Adoree, as the best Movie of that year! Why this magnificent film has still not been released on official DVD, after being fully restored in 2004, is completely beyond me???
:( The impending DVD release from Warner's has been put off ever year since 2005! Remember us being told that THE BIG PARADE was going to be put out on DVD to commenerate the pictures 80th Anniversary??? It's 2008, why is it that we have still not seen the latest restoration on TCM??? :angry:
Melly - February 13, 2008 08:32 PM (GMT)
I voted for The Eagle. Not only do I think it's Valentino's greatest film, but it also is a great action/adventure movie. :D And one of the few Valentino movies that holds up well today.
Geoffies - February 13, 2008 11:15 PM (GMT)
The Giant - February 13, 2008 11:58 PM (GMT)
:mellow: THE EAGLE is OK, particularly the Thames version with the Carl Davis score. BEN HUR is unquestionably an excellent film too. THE FRESHMAN is probably my favorite Silent Comedy, though I love SEVEN CHANCES as well. THE GOLD RUSH in it's entirety is certainly one of Chaplin's finest works, but personally I do not like it nearly as well as CITY LIGHTS. LITTLE ANNIE ROONEY, is one of Mary Pickford's best features too.
:rolleyes: However, King Vidor's THE BIG PARADE, in my opinion is one of the Top 10 films ever made. It has been endlessly ripped off down through the decades,by droves of other War Story's that came after it. But none of those pale imitations, can hope to compare to the brilliance of the original!
EMB - February 15, 2008 03:00 AM (GMT)
Sheesh, this is going to take some thinkin'....as noted by others, so many remarkable films in this year, hard to choose. For comedy, THE GOLD RUSH; drama and great editing, POTEMKIN; BEN HUR for spectacle; for just being what it is, THE BIG PARADE is hard to beat for its time. And many others
Robin - February 19, 2008 03:52 AM (GMT)
The Freshman for me. I'm a big Harold Lloyd fan, so maybe I'm biased.
diane - February 19, 2008 06:50 AM (GMT)
I just love "Ben Hur" for the spectacle and the beautiful tinted
copy I have. Ramon Navaro was so handsome.
But I voted for "7 Chances" - I found it so funny and I am not a
Bigmouth - February 20, 2008 05:37 AM (GMT)
Well it's hard to define best..but certainly Battleship Potemkin is up there, so I'd go with that.
pktrekgirl - February 23, 2008 11:39 PM (GMT)
Of the ones listed, I have only seen THE BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN, LITTLE ANNIE ROONEY, THE BIG PARADE, THE FRESHMAN, THE GOLD RUSH, LADY WINDEMERE'S FAN, and THE EAGLE.
Of those, I prefer THE EAGLE, which is my second favorite Valentino film (after THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE)....followed by THE BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN, which I love in particular for the breathtaking scene on the steps.
I also love THE GOLD RUSH, of course...but definitely prefer THE KID to it...and possibly CITY LIGHTS as well.