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by Ed Watz
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: That's That! Online from UCLA
Replies: 1
Views: 858

Re: That's That! Online from UCLA

Having been told THAT'S THAT was comprised of takes from THE LAUREL-HARDY MURDER CASE and WAY OUT WEST, I was surprised at how many bits and pieces were included from other L&H films, including BEAU HUNKS, LAUGHING GRAVY, OUR WIFE, COUNTY HOSPITAL, DIRTY WORK, BONNIE SCOTLAND, etc. A frustrating...
by Ed Watz
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE ROUND-UP starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle
Replies: 12
Views: 2257

Re: THE ROUND-UP starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle

I'm very much looking forward to CineMuseum's THE ROUND-UP restoration, congratulations to Paul and everyone involved! It's interesting that Irving Cummings has a featured role in both THE ROUND-UP and Buster Keaton's starring feature debut THE SAPHEAD that same year. As a director Cummings later he...
by Ed Watz
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: New Buster Keaton talkie book from Bear Manor in 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 3995

Re: New Buster Keaton talkie book from Bear Manor in 2015

Sorry for the delay in responding - and sorrier for the delay in this book appearing! But I'm glad to report that the book will finally be out in 2018. In keeping a promise to Eleanor, I've done my best to illustrate the book with photos that have not been plastered all over the internet (or at leas...
by Ed Watz
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: MACK SENNETT COLLECTION VOLUME ONE on sale at Amazon
Replies: 4
Views: 1397

Re: MACK SENNETT COLLECTION VOLUME ONE on sale at Amazon

Thanks, Richard, I shared your message on FaceBook as well. This might be the last good chance to find this collection anywhere. I imagine that when the supply is exhausted and Sennett Volume Two arrives we'll still have people asking, "How can I get Volume One?" (Just like some folks who ...
by Ed Watz
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: KING OF THE CIRCUS (Der Zirkuskoenig) Max Linder
Replies: 3
Views: 1403

Re: KING OF THE CIRCUS (Der Zirkuskoenig) Max Linder

Now if someone would only post The Little Cafe (1919). Enrique Bouchard used to sell THE LITTLE CAFE in 16mm. A friend of mine bought a print but he told me that the image was so dark that you had to exert yourself just to try and follow the action. Incidentally, the sound remake of THE LITTLE CAFE...
by Ed Watz
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: KING OF THE CIRCUS (Der Zirkuskoenig) Max Linder
Replies: 3
Views: 1403

Re: KING OF THE CIRCUS (Der Zirkuskoenig) Max Linder

Thanks so much, Richard - this is surely a Holy Grail for Max Linder fans, and as his final film it's nothing to be ashamed of. After the fascinating but bizarre AU SECOURS!, it's good to see Max characteristically again as a playboy, escaping from Papa for a night on the town. His breezy style and ...
by Ed Watz
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster Keaton interviewed in costume for FORUM - 1965
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Re: Buster Keaton interviewed in costume for FORUM - 1965

When it comes to ending an interview, Buster was a real pro - and why not? He'd been dealing with the press since he was a child. Yes, indeed - Buster "directs" the Spanish-speaking interviewer in much the same way that he directed the clowns at the Circus Medrano, or the railroad track w...
by Ed Watz
Sat May 27, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster Keaton interviewed in costume for FORUM - 1965
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Buster Keaton interviewed in costume for FORUM - 1965

The interviewer asks questions in Spanish but Buster replies in English -- and thankfully, he's not overdubbed here. Nothing revelatory, but it's always a good day when some fresh "unknown Keaton" footage turns up. Special thanks to my friend Eva Tiozzo for alerting me to this. https://you...
by Ed Watz
Tue May 09, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Latest review of THE HARRY LANGDON SCRAPBOOK
Replies: 0
Views: 645

Latest review of THE HARRY LANGDON SCRAPBOOK

The Harry Langdon Scrapbook captures the feel of vintage comedy Review by Doug Gibson (Plan 9 Crunch blogspot) Harry Langdon Jr., whose father, film comedian Harry Langdon will be dead 73 years this December, recalls as a very young child visiting the set of "Zenobia," (1939) in which his ...
by Ed Watz
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Groucho's Sunset Boulevard
Replies: 6
Views: 6127

Re: Groucho's Sunset Boulevard

I wonder (though I don't wonder for very long) about whatever became of the Zombie-Stoliar "Raised Eyebrows" project. On a related topic, I caught FADING GIGOLO recently and was delighted to see that much of it was filmed in my old stomping grounds of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I was born in ...