RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 147,658
Posts: 5,838,619
Members: 26,164
Currently online: 361
Newest member: Robobitch

TrekToday headlines

Vulcan Ale – The Genesis Effect
By: T'Bonz on Aug 31

Shatner Writing Book About Friendship With Nimoy
By: T'Bonz on Aug 31

Nimoy Documentary ON COPD In Progress
By: T'Bonz on Aug 31

Three New Star Trek Beyond Set Shots
By: T'Bonz on Aug 31

Retro Review: Elogium
By: Michelle Erica Green on Aug 28

Trek Swype Keyboard
By: T'Bonz on Aug 28

Meaney In Talks For McGuinness Role
By: T'Bonz on Aug 27

Stewart And Son To Act Together
By: T'Bonz on Aug 27

Quinto: If I Wasn’t An Actor…
By: T'Bonz on Aug 27

Star Trek Beyond Update
By: T'Bonz on Aug 27


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Science Fiction & Fantasy All your nerd stuff goes here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 18 2010, 10:25 PM   #1
Temis the Vorta
Fleet Admiral
 
Temis the Vorta's Avatar
 
Location: Tatoinne
Star Wars, directed by DW Griffith

Wonderful!
Temis the Vorta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 19 2010, 02:55 AM   #2
Temis the Vorta
Fleet Admiral
 
Temis the Vorta's Avatar
 
Location: Tatoinne
Re: Star Wars, directed by DW Griffith

Aw. Doesn't anyone think this is cute?
Temis the Vorta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 19 2010, 05:21 AM   #3
Silvercrest
Rear Admiral
 
Re: Star Wars, directed by DW Griffith

Yeah, that's great!

Do you think back in the silent era they would have actually used a villain with a full-face mask? You can't see him twirl his mustache that way.
__________________
What do you mean, ironic?
Silvercrest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 19 2010, 08:37 PM   #4
Temis the Vorta
Fleet Admiral
 
Temis the Vorta's Avatar
 
Location: Tatoinne
Re: Star Wars, directed by DW Griffith

I'll try to think of a masked villain from a silent movie...drawing a blank...unless old stone-face Buster Keaton counts?

Is this the first time anyone has drawn a connection between Star Wars and the style of silent movies?
Temis the Vorta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 29 2010, 06:27 PM   #5
Python Trek
Commodore
 
Location: West Consin, People's Republic of America
View Python Trek's Twitter Profile
Re: Star Wars, directed by DW Griffith

Very nice idea someone had. Thanks for sharing it, Temis!
__________________
Insert Siggie Here..........
Python Trek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 29 2010, 07:00 PM   #6
Kibbin
Fleet Captain
 
Kibbin's Avatar
 
Location: Nehwon
Re: Star Wars, directed by DW Griffith

I prefer the silent movie version of Die Hard myself
__________________
read more inane ramblings at
www.kibbinscodex.wordpress.com
Kibbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 29 2010, 07:17 PM   #7
Gaith
Vice Admiral
 
Gaith's Avatar
 
Location: Washington State
Re: Star Wars, directed by DW Griffith

It's cute, but there are a few too many dialogue cards. We can see the "Nooooooo!!!" on Hamill's face; a real silent film wouldn't have spelled everything out. Still, mildly amusing.
Gaith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 29 2010, 07:18 PM   #8
Temis the Vorta
Fleet Admiral
 
Temis the Vorta's Avatar
 
Location: Tatoinne
Re: Star Wars, directed by DW Griffith

I've done some poking around on YouTube, and silent film versions of Star Wars are pretty common. But this one is still the best I've come across because it's the one scene that really suits the melodramatic silent film ethos; the attention to detail, right down to the Imperial cog on the title cards and the scratches on the film; and most of all, the great piano interpretation of John Williams' score!
Temis the Vorta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
star wars

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.