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by John Bengtson
Sun Feb 05, 2023 3:36 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Santa Monica’s Slapstick Comedy Cliffs
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Santa Monica’s Slapstick Comedy Cliffs

Nice piece, John. There sure were a lot of hair-raising stunts back then. But don't forget the studios wouldn't intentionally risk life or limb for art's sake. Many stuntmen were involved and a lot of clever double-exposures & precise editing too. - SteveR I appreciate your thoughts, but these ...
by John Bengtson
Sun Feb 05, 2023 11:19 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Santa Monica’s Slapstick Comedy Cliffs
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Santa Monica’s Slapstick Comedy Cliffs

Santa Monica’s Slapstick Comedy Cliffs – crazy, far more dangerous than hanging from a clock downtown. How did they do it? https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2023/02/unnamed-file.jpg Let us know if you can solve the mystery! Read more https://silentlocations.com/2023/01/28/santa-monicas-sla...
by John Bengtson
Thu Jan 12, 2023 11:09 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: A TOUGH WINTER (1923) - Snub Pollard
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: A TOUGH WINTER (1923) - Snub Pollard

Whoopeee! Some good news for Snub fans to cheer up this gloomy January. The wonderful Tamara at Gosfilmofond has unearthed the first reel of Snub's A TOUGH WINTER (1923)... and it's GREAT! PLUS it's shared on-line (http s ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhyTRm40APg) too, for all of us Snub and Roach fan...
by John Bengtson
Sat Dec 31, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Do you see this VFX from Keaton’s Go West – hiding in plain sight
Replies: 0
Views: 311

Do you see this VFX from Keaton’s Go West – hiding in plain sight

Do you see it? Hiding in plain sight – when Buster Keaton first meets Brown Eyes the cow during Go West , a touching scene, he boldly employs some cinematic magic. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2022/12/25-go-west-shes-my-friend.png Buster uses this trick several times during the film -...
by John Bengtson
Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Hang on - new Safety Last! views
Replies: 0
Views: 467

Hang on - new Safety Last! views

Step by step, see how Harold Lloyd filmed Safety Last! atop increasingly taller buildings, a single scene filmed atop three different buildings, also filming near USC, MacArthur Park, and at the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd Alley in Hollywood. https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/safety-last-...
by John Bengtson
Fri Nov 11, 2022 12:39 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: How Chaplin found the baby who became The Kid
Replies: 1
Views: 647

How Chaplin found the baby who became The Kid

Step by step, views of early Hollywood and the Plaza de Los Angeles downtown reveal where Edna Purviance lost and #CharlieChaplin found the baby who became The Kid. Charlie’s beautiful scores for The Kid accompany this detailed study of the movie’s opening scenes. YouTube link below https://silentlo...
by John Bengtson
Sat Oct 22, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Harold Lloyd’s “Hot Water” Sherlock turkey troubles
Replies: 0
Views: 650

Harold Lloyd’s “Hot Water” Sherlock turkey troubles

Wrangling a live turkey on a trolley, forced to walk it home, overlapping Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. , even more visual history is now revealed from Harold Lloyd’s Hot Water (1924). https://silentlocations.files.wordpress.com/2022/09/0-hot-water_sherlock-162-lucerne-tn.jpg https://silentlocations....