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Posted by Richard Bock (Member # 1926) on July 12, 2012, 02:11 PM:
I have a few Blackhawk Super 8mm films for trade in excellent shape, cleaned and lubricated.

Super Hooper Dyne Lizzies-Mack Sennett
The Immigrant-Charlie Chaplin
On the Wrong Trek-Sound Film-Charley Chase

looking for DW Griffith films but will consider other silent films.
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on July 12, 2012, 11:29 PM:
Richard while I don't need those films I see you are also a big Griffith fan so I thought you might be interested in something I posted a while ago, that only a hardcore Griffith fan would care about ...You need to scroll down a bit to get to the part I am talking about..

Epoch Stock Certificate Book & snapshots
Posted by Akshay Nanjangud (Member # 2828) on July 13, 2012, 03:42 AM:
Richard, I sent you a PM several hours ago with a list of Griffith's films.
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on July 13, 2012, 08:53 AM:
While we are talking abut Griffits, how rare is "the America" from Blackhwak?

I knew this film was made silent, but I have one with sound version. It is 5 reels x 400' (nett footage = 1972 feet). On the previous thread about this very title, I only had 4 reels, but lucky I found the missing reel to make it complete 5 reels as it was originally released

According to imdb: there are two version of "America". i.e

141 min | USA:93 min (Killiam Restoration with narration)

So I believe my "America" is the second one i.e Killiam Restoration with narration since it is with Sound and nett length is parallel with the film duration.

The side label says:

FTG 1972
LD405 BXB45

Michael says on the old thread that:

The Killiam restoration was prepared in 1969.

I have a 1977 Blackhawk Bulletin - the only versions in there are the 2475ft feature and a 600ft highlights reel.

My print has been checked to be sound and complete 5 reels from opening credit to closing credit. So when it was released if 1977 was not in Blackhawk catalog.

Any thought?
Posted by Richard Bock (Member # 1926) on July 13, 2012, 10:48 AM:
Akshay, sent you a pm

Dino-that is an incredible archive you have. By the way I too am fascinated with the Griffith films as these are the most beautiful films of the early silent era and for all time for that matter. I urge anyone who is interested in DW Griffith to read this book: "My Adventures with DW Griffith" by Karl Brown He was the assistant camera man to Billy Bitzer. His telling of this incredible man and his remarkable crew is a magnificently written detailed account of the technology, the method and personalities associated with this great film artist.
Posted by Akshay Nanjangud (Member # 2828) on July 13, 2012, 01:49 PM:
Replied, Richard.
Posted by Akshay Nanjangud (Member # 2828) on July 13, 2012, 04:48 PM:
Sent you another PM, Richard. It has my e-mail address, please reply there so I don't have to notify you here.

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