1929 Silent

Talking Silents 8: Kid Commotion (1935) + The Dawning Sky (1929)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Dec. 28, 2013
Talking Silents 8: Kid Commotion (1935) + The Dawning Sky (1929)

Talking Silents 8 [2008]
Kid Commotion (1935) + The Dawning Sky (1929)
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 | Cover + Booklet | 00:33:18 + 01:11:34 | 7,13 Gb
Score AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps with Japanese narration and English/Chinese/Korean subs
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Classics

Lively and bustling with sounds, movie screenings in Japan during the silent film era were anything but silent. Silent films in Japan were rarely silent. Screenings were accompanied by live music performed by bands of musicians and narration by katsudo benshi or motion picture narrators. Movie theaters in Japan were home to exciting live performances where the trinity of images, music and narrating conjured up the magic of cinema. The Talking Silents series from Digital Meme recreates this unique Japanese screening format.

Frank Borzage – Lucky Star (1929)  Video

Posted by newland at Feb. 13, 2009
Frank Borzage – Lucky Star (1929)

Frank Borzage – Lucky Star (1929)
DVDrip | English intertitles | Subtitles: FR & ESP (optional) | 1:39:40 | 576x480 | H264 | 1150kbps | NTSC 23.97fps | Audio: MP3 (lame) - 160kbps | 940 MB
New score composed and conducted by Christopher Caliendo

Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe, where he is wounded and loses the use of his legs. Home again, Tim is visited by Mary, and they are powerfully attracted to each other; but his physical handicap prevents him from declaring his love for her. Deeper complications set in when Martin, Tim's former sergeant and a bully, takes a shine to Mary.

LUCKY STAR'S remarkable emotional power clearly implies that Frank Borzage knew it to be his last chance at a silent - a testament, as it were, to the vast possibilities of the medium that he had fallen in love with. This is one of the most perfectly crafted of all silent masterpieces, and a further evidence that sound was unnecessary to produce such poignant and moving images.

Turksib (1929)  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Aug. 8, 2017
Turksib (1929)

Turksib (1929)
BDRip 1080p | MKV | 1446x1080 | x264 @ 9,76 Mbps | 77 min | 5,63 Gb
Audio: Score AC3 2.0 @ 384 Kbps with English intertitles
Genre: Documentary

Resisting the character-driven narrative adhered to by the rest of the world's filmmakers, Victor Turin formulated a grand, elemental drama centered around the struggle for survival in Asia, from the arid plains of Turkestan to the icy Siberian mountains.

Lily Pons - The Odeon Recordings 1928-1929 (1995)  Music

Posted by SuniR at July 22, 2017
Lily Pons - The Odeon Recordings 1928-1929 (1995)

Lily Pons - The Odeon Recordings 1928-1929 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 155 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 134 Mb (5% Rec.) | Covers (Front, Back) included
Classical, Opera, Vocal Pop, Oldies | Label: Vai Audio, VAIA 1125 | 01:06:27

Lily Pons (born Alice-Josephine) began her musical studies at the piano and attended the Paris Conservatory. When Albert di Gorostiaga heard her sing, he persuaded her that singing was where her true talent lay and she began studying with him at the Conservatory. She made her debut in 1917 in a concert at Paris. She continued studying for 10 more years, making her operatic debut in Mulhouse as Lakmé. She appeared in many provincial French opera houses where she came to the attention of Italian tenor Giovanni Zenatello and his wife Maria Gay. They assisted Pons in obtaining an audition with the Metropolitan Opera and in 1931 she made her debut as Lucia di Lammermoor, the role she was to be associated with throughout her career and which marked her farewell in 1962. The Metropolitan Opera became her home base, but she continued to appear at the Paris Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden in London, Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Teatro Colon Buenos Aires. She was one of the most popular classical singers of her era.

VA - Texas Piano Blues 1929-1948 (1991) [Story Of Blues Series]  Music

Posted by Designol at June 20, 2017
VA - Texas Piano Blues 1929-1948 (1991) [Story Of Blues Series]

VA - Texas Piano Blues 1929-1948 (1991) [Story Of Blues Series]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Piano Blues, Texas Blues | Label: RST Blues Documents, DA Music | # 3509-2 | 01:03:47

This is a good collection of piano-accompanied vocals sporting bluesmen who worked the lumber camps and oil fields of rural Texas, as well as the red-light districts of cities like Galveston and Houston. Big Boy Knox shows a strong city influence in his decorative right-hand work, as does Robert Cooper, whose playing points to the influence of Fats Waller. Joe Pullem is on board with his hit, "Black Gal," which is perhaps overstated by three takes and a variation. The vocals are good, however, and the piano playing is uniformly excellent. Stylistically, this music falls somewhere between ragtime, blues, and vaudeville.

Abel Gance and the End of Silent Cinema: Sounding out Utopia  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at June 2, 2017
Abel Gance and the End of Silent Cinema: Sounding out Utopia

Abel Gance and the End of Silent Cinema: Sounding out Utopia by Paul Cuff
English | 2016 | ISBN: 3319388177 | 241 Pages | PDF | 7.4 MB

This book explores the creation and destruction of Abel Gance’s most ambitious film project, and seeks to explain why his meteoric career was so nearly extinguished at the end of silent cinema.
Prividenie, kotoroe ne vozvrashchaetsya / The Ghost That Never Returns / Привидение, которое не возвращается (1929)

Prividenie, kotoroe ne vozvrashchaetsya / The Ghost That Never Returns / Привидение, которое не возвращается (1930)
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~20.0 Mbps | 1hr 33mn | 15,1 GB
Score: AC3, 2 ch, 192 kbps
Subtitles: English intertitles
Genre: Drama, Silent

'The Ghost That Never Returns' is an outstanding Soviet film by Abram Room, the director of Bed and Sofa. Released to little notice in 1930, it joins other very late silents to show the screen still developing high eloquence after the first talkies stopped silent cinema dead in its tracks.
This is the original silent version with new English titles and a new musical setting by Rodney Sauer (the film was re-released in 1933 in a shortened version with dubbed dialogue and music).

Isham Jones - 1929-1934 (2008) {Jazz Oracle BDW8058}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 5, 2017
Isham Jones - 1929-1934 (2008) {Jazz Oracle BDW8058}

Isham Jones - 1929-1934 (2008) {Jazz Oracle BDW8058}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 232 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1929-34, 2008 Jazz Oracle | BDW8058
Jazz / Early Jazz / Standards / Dance Band

A selection of jazz-oriented titles made by the Isham Jones Orchestra, a fine dance band of the period. Included are rare sides by the Marigold Entertainers (a predecessor band) and a selection of titles recorded for World radio transcriptions in 1934. Extensive liner notes by Kurt Weisbecker are included in the 24 page booklet.
Vic Meyers & Vick Myers - The Bands Of Vic Meyers, 1923-1929, & Vick Meyers, 1925-1926 (2000} {Timeless Historical CBC 1-060}

Vic Meyers & Vick Myers - The Bands Of Vic Meyers, 1923-1929, & Vick Meyers, 1925-1926 (2000} {Timeless Historical CBC 1-060}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 164 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 150 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 31 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1923-1929, 2000 Timeless Records | Timeless Historical Series | CBC 1-060 | Mono
Jazz / Classical Big Band

Victor Aloysius Meyers was born in mid -1898 as the 15th of 16 children in Little Falls, Minnesota. Vic's father was County Treasurer for Morris County, Minnesota, a position he held for 30 years. When the family moved West to Oregon in the mid-'teens, Vic started on a musical career. He could play violin, but by the age of 18, he was a drummer in a three piece group that played each summer at Seaside, an ocean resort. At 21, in 1919 he got a two year contract to play with a full size band in the Rose Room in Seattle’s Hotel Butler, located at the corner of 2nd Avenue and James Street. Its construction started around 1900 and when it opened it "immediately became the jewel in the City’s crown. Its lavish Rose Room grill featured magnificent cuisine in an atmosphere of top recording orchestras, cut-glass chandeliers, thick imported carpets and sterling silver."

La femme et le pantin / The Woman and the Puppet (1929)  Video

Posted by ChumPaa at Oct. 7, 2016
La femme et le pantin / The Woman and the Puppet (1929)

La femme et le pantin / The Woman and the Puppet (1929)
A Film by Jacques de Baroncelli
DVDRip | MKV | 1h 49min | 708x530 | AVC @ 1800Kbps | AAC @ 160Kbps
Lang: Silent-French Intertitles | Subs: English | 1.50 GB
Genre: Drama

Womanizer Don Mateo helps a girl in a train when attacked by a other woman. This girl, Conchita - a cigarette maker, soon visits the rich Don Mateo at his palace in Sevillia. He falls for her, but she likes to play with him. Sometimes she encourages his advances, then she rejects him. Furthermore, there's a portrait of a young man in her room. When he offers her money her mother urges her to accept, she runs away. Some months later he discovers her dancing flamenco in a sleazy cabaret. She notices him, flirts with other customers, then with the young man from the portrait, before she starts talking again with Don Mateo. But the manager asks her to prepare for the next number.