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by Rob Farr
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....

Missed opportunities indeed. The rift over “that elephant movie” which provides the central conflict could easily have been written as something grounded in reality. For example, Stan had no problem fighting Hal Roach tooth and nail for artistic control, but apparently went into a deep depression up...
by Rob Farr
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: MAID IN MOROCCO (1925) Lupino Lane
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: MAID IN MOROCCO (1925) Lupino Lane

I don't know how the stunt was done but it strikes me that this would make a great animated GIF with Lane going round and round, assuming a better quality video could be found.
by Rob Farr
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: MAID IN MOROCCO (1925) Lupino Lane
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: MAID IN MOROCCO (1925) Lupino Lane

Lane's loop-de-loop stunt at 18:31 is one of the greatest in film comedy history.
by Rob Farr
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Well blow me down with an anchovy.
Replies: 12
Views: 2150

Re: Well blow me down with an anchovy.

After reading early reports that the animosity between Stan and Babe were underplayed and only marginally figured into the plot, I was surprised that the emotional arc of the whole damn film hinged on their mutual antagonism. I'm not saying to avoid the film, but if you know Laurel & Hardy’s his...
by Rob Farr
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Other Side of the Wind Trailer
Replies: 0
Views: 1100

Other Side of the Wind Trailer

Apparently it's going to have its world premiere in Venice and then on Netflix in November. Nice to see the quality of Welles' footage has been preserved. Trailer here.
by Rob Farr
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: RIP Susan Miller, Ouilotta Hemoglobin in "Sucker"
Replies: 0
Views: 1257

RIP Susan Miller, Ouilotta Hemoglobin in "Sucker"

Her imdb page is here, and her lasting achievement was playing the cute Ouilotta Hemoglobin in Never Give a Sucker an Even Break. Of interest to the Arizona mafioso, she spent her final years in Phoenix. Did anyone meet her?
by Rob Farr
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: Brother Theodore/Jerry Lewis/Merv Griffin (1966)
Replies: 6
Views: 1771

Re: Brother Theodore/Jerry Lewis/Merv Griffin (1966)

Wow! Lots of Brother Theodore to explore. Thanks.
by Rob Farr
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: Brother Theodore/Jerry Lewis/Merv Griffin (1966)
Replies: 6
Views: 1771

Re: Brother Theodore/Jerry Lewis/Merv Griffin (1966)

I "get" most performers even if I don't find them funny or moving. I never got Brother Theodore. He didn't seem like he was playing a nutty character, like Professor Irwin Corey or Rip Taylor. He seemed to be genuinely paranoid/schizophrenic. And it felt like the height of cruelty to be pa...
by Rob Farr
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Reconstructed version of Chaplin's THE PROFESSOR
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

Re: Reconstructed version of Chaplin's THE PROFESSOR

The most interesting part is that we always assumed that Prof. Bosco was meant to be a completely different character. Now we know it's an older Charlie beaten down by poverty. Kind of chilling.
by Rob Farr
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: That's That! Online from UCLA
Replies: 1
Views: 1932

That's That! Online from UCLA

Someone on Facebook said that they saw another version with footage from Sons of the Desert.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AapRK62 ... e=youtu.be