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by Ed Watz
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday

Thanks for the birthday wishes, Richard - would you believe it, 16 years old on July 16th (uh, I think I'm dyslexic with numbers sometimes). Another great thing about these sets is that everyone can own a complete collection of Chase's shorts, including the titles that one is less fond of viewing. O...
by Ed Watz
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday

According to Amazon, my order was already shipped yesterday - and I can't imagine a better birthday present to myself! Looking over the DVD description again, I'm reminded of what's in store: UNA CANA AL AIRE, the 4-reel Spanish version of LOOSER THAN LOOSE, which is worth the price of the set in it...
by Ed Watz
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: Buster Keaton: Pie-Throwing with The Keystone Cops
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Buster Keaton: Pie-Throwing with The Keystone Cops

Buster's July 6, 1950 guest appearance on The Ed Wynn Show, demonstrating the art of pie-throwing with assistance from The Keystone Cops (Hank Mann, Chester Conklin, Tiny Ward and Heinie Conklin). This is taken from an edited clip, copied by Lord-Knows-Who, which eventually made its way to me on a f...
by Ed Watz
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's 1947 two-reeler UN DUEL À MORT now on DVD/Blu-Ray
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re: Keaton's 1947 two-reeler UN DUEL À MORT now on DVD/Blu-Ray

Agreed, Chris - Buster's performance in MORT is spot-on perfect. But I have renewed respect for Jules White as a comedy director when comparing the dueling scene from SHE'S OIL MINE with the version in UN DUEL À MORT. The pacing, timing and presentation overall in Buster's final Columbia short - plu...
by Ed Watz
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's 1947 two-reeler UN DUEL À MORT now on DVD/Blu-Ray
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re: Keaton's 1947 two-reeler UN DUEL À MORT now on DVD/Blu-Ray

What's the back story of this film? I don't think I've heard of it before. Is the fishing scene by any chance the film that accompanied his stage appearance in MERTON OF THE MOVIES with Jane Dulo? Even though UN DUEL À MORT is listed in just about every Buster Keaton filmography, it usually receive...
by Ed Watz
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's 1947 two-reeler UN DUEL À MORT now on DVD/Blu-Ray
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Keaton's 1947 two-reeler UN DUEL À MORT now on DVD/Blu-Ray

One of the Buster Keaton's rarest films, UN DUEL À MORT (A DUEL TO THE DEATH) is now available as an extra on Lobster Film's latest BK release. It's the fifth (of 6 or 7) iterations of Buster's famous dueling scene that he performed seemingly everywhere - on stage, screen, TV and even state fairs, i...
by Ed Watz
Wed May 29, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ten Years of Silent Comedy Mafia.com
Replies: 8
Views: 1908

Re: Ten Years of Silent Comedy Mafia.com

Thank you Richard, Paul, Rob and Rob and all film buffs who share their knowledge and add to the fun - may The Silent Comedy Mafia be around long enough to match the title of this film:
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by Ed Watz
Sun May 05, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Last chance to get THE CHARLEY CHASE SCRAPBOOK
Replies: 1
Views: 762

Re: Last chance to get THE CHARLEY CHASE SCRAPBOOK

This happened rather fast:

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A big Thank-You from Brian and Bill to everyone who purchased a copy.
by Ed Watz
Sat May 04, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Last chance to get THE CHARLEY CHASE SCRAPBOOK
Replies: 1
Views: 762

Last chance to get THE CHARLEY CHASE SCRAPBOOK

THE CHARLEY CHASE SCRAPBOOK by my friends Brian Anthony and Bill Walker is out of print, but a handful of copies were recently discovered in the publisher's warehouse. This is the last chance to obtain a copy of this beautiful volume, the book will not be reprinted. For anyone interested, here's the...
by Ed Watz
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: FRANKLY: UNMASKING FRANK CAPRA by Joseph McBride
Replies: 2
Views: 1457

Re: FRANKLY: UNMASKING FRANK CAPRA by Joseph McBride

The fact that McBride had to self-publish this through Vervante, suggests the mainstream publishing/academic press wagons are still circled. That might very well be the case, Rob. I can add that Amazon blocked this book to overseas customers -- even though they ship every other Vervante book throug...