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  •  What is radio? (1+ / 0-)
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    "A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."--Margaret Mead 

    by Scott Wooledge on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 03:04:57 PM PDT

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    •  It's a medium in that it is neither rare nor (5+ / 0-)

      well done.

      In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

      by blue aardvark on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 03:42:56 PM PDT

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    •  it's tv with a blown picture tube (1+ / 0-)
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      pretty cool, really .

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 03:43:05 PM PDT

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      •  Jack Benny said people only watch TV... (1+ / 0-)
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        ... because of the novelty.  Radio is superior to TV because you don't have to look at the thing.  [Quote as I remember it from my Dad]

        Big Joe Helton: "I pay Plenty."
        Chico Marx: "Well, then we're Plenty Tough."

        by Caelian on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 04:06:28 PM PDT

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        •  As the head of Warner Bros said in 1927 (2+ / 0-)
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          "A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."--Margaret Mead 

          by Scott Wooledge on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 04:43:04 PM PDT

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          •  We didn't need dialogue. We had faces! (1+ / 0-)
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            Sunset Boulevard:

            Joe Gillis (William Holden): You're Norma Desmond.  You used to be in silent pictures.  You used to be big.

            Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson): I am big.  It's the pictures that got small.

            R. Cameron Monschein (from memory):

            The term "silent movie" is a misnomer.  They were never intended to be shown silently, but with live music to bring them to life.  When D.W. Griffith's Intolerance toured the country, it had a 40-piece orchestra, a 40-voice choir, and a 10-man sound-effects crew.  You have a lot of nerve calling it a "silent movie".

            Marvelous to think that some of the best movies ever made are about to reach their 100th anniversaries.

            Big Joe Helton: "I pay Plenty."
            Chico Marx: "Well, then we're Plenty Tough."

            by Caelian on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 05:02:28 PM PDT

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            •  Abel Gance's "Napoleon" (1+ / 0-)
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              A bazillion years ago, my spouse and I had the chance to see a performance of Abel Gance's "Napoleon" at a restored theater in downtown Columbus, OH.  The theater happened to have a first-rate organ and they brought in a local organist to play the score written for the movie.  A patron would not have really noticed that the movie had no aural dialogue.  At the end of the performance, it was announced that the producers of the movie's tour were so impressed with the organist that they hired him for the remainder of the national tour.  It helps if one is working with a fantastic piece of cinema though.

              "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

              by PrahaPartizan on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 05:14:01 PM PDT

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