Monday, June 7, 2010

The Mark of Zorro (1920)

Here are scenes from my favorite silent film, which is also my favorite Zorro movie.

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David Barber said...

I used to watch Zorro when I was a kid. The B&W series was shown on a Saturday morning in the UK and it was great. Can't remember the silent film version but I must look out for it. The updated film versions I'm not keen on, Katherine Zeta Jones just doesn't do it for me. Thanks.

Deka Black said...

The Sergeant! oh, how i remember from the novel!

David Cranmer said...

This is a spectacular film that I've watched many, many times. When folks tell me silents are boring, I encourage them to watch ZORRO.

Richard R. said...

I made a comment earlier which seems to have been dropped - Blogger has been up and down this morning, apparently, so I'll try again.

I just read an article on this in the Spring 2010 issue of Ed Hulse's Blood 'N' Thunder. Great film.

Cap'n Bob said...

No one swashed a buckle like Fairbanks.

Evan Lewis said...

I've been getting some other Fairbanks flicks from the library. Love that idiotic grin.

Deka Black said...

I remember a scene from the first Antonio Banderas Zorro movie what is a homage to the Fairbanks Zorro. When i saw it i was amazed!

Evan Lewis said...

I didn't notice that scene, Deka. Which one was it?

Deka Black said...

well, if i'm not mistaken, is when banderas go by himself to fight some soldiers. The scene where he fires a cannon while laughing.

he wears a mask like the one what wear fairbanks, and the gestures and all the stuff...

Evan Lewis said...

Thanks, I'll look for it!

R L Kelstrom said...

Zorro. As a girl growing up watching the TV Zorro, I felt cheated. The women were such wimps! I wanted to BE Zorro, not be saved by him. I didn't see the old silent Zorro until I was in my twenties- it is the best, hands down.

Evan Lewis said...

Jeez, R.L., that babe who sold tamales in the plaza was no wimp. She was a real spitfire. You should seek out the Lady Rawhide comics done a few years back (and collected as graphic novels). She got the best of Zorro on a regular basis.

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