I'll see Page of madnesa and Menilmontant in the next weeks. We'll see....
Oh, about Faust, I've never readed Faust, never seen other film. This was my first approach to the story, so I was virgin in that terms, lol, so I can't appreciate if the film is dependant or not of the literary source. But I guess the film has all the necessary to enchant me (you know I am a whore for the visuals, lol). I forgot the other day to mention the old make-up of Gösta Ekman, extraordinary work:
The black pirate A film for the glory of Douglas Fairbkans. It's entertaining but not very good, I blame the director, Albert Parker, who didn't have the necessary range to do a film of this kind, he wasn't Raoul Walsh, Allan Dawn or even Fred Niblo, a director that I don't like very much but knew who to do an adventure film like this. Fairbanks, also doesn't shine, he is there doing his stuff and nothing more, and Donal Crisp (hilarious as the old McTavish) steals every escene they share together. Billie Dove is also there playing the character of suffering princess that falls in love with the black pirate, but the story doesn't have any deep and it's not very believable. I guess that if the film must be remembered is for the cinematography, that was filmed entirely in technicolor, althought The toll of the sea did that in 1922, and The phantom of the opera (the masquerade) and Stage struck (Swanson playing Salome) had escenes filmed also in technicolor.
The general I loved this, really, but I enjoyed much more other films of Keaton (Seven chances for example). This was in his line, funny and touching. I just don't have much more to add good or bad.
45 minutes from Hollywood Comedy short starring comedian Glenn Tryon that goes to Hollywood and is involved in a bank robbery. Another slapstick, has some funny moments but it's forgettable. Oliver Hardy appears as an Hotel detective and there are cameos of Theda Bara and Our Gang. It's on youtube: