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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....
Replies: 4
Views: 252

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

Continuing to mull over thoughts about STAN AND OLLIE, and I finally figured out what also bothers me about the portrayal of Stan and Babe in the film. As good as Messr's Coogan and Reilly's performances are, what made me feel odd about their impersonations was the fact that they hardly ever smiled,...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....
Replies: 4
Views: 252

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

It has always seemed to me that at the time both Stan Laurel and Hal Roach did not realize how good they both had it with Laurel and Hardy being under the Roach Studio roof, Laurel had never worked under a major studio system and as whatever animosity he and Roach harbored towards each other as the ...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Eddie Cline an alcoholic?
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Eddie Cline an alcoholic?

Ditto Ed, I always heard the ponies, not the hootch, was Eddie's main problem.


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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Slapsticon Notes: TAKING THE COUNT (1929) Ben Turpin
Replies: 3
Views: 1192

Re: Slapsticon Notes: TAKING THE COUNT (1929) Ben Turpin

And if anyone wants to see TAKING THE COUNT, here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDfIq9sLLLI

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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....

Well, we saw STAN AND OLLIE last night, so here’s my two cents on the film: Frustrating. So much done right, so much done wrong, two marvelous performances by Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, the period pretty well recreated, using real names and places for the most part, one just wished the screenw...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes

Thomas Reeder wrote:Has anyone else read the book SPECTERS OF SLAPSTICK AND SILENT FILM COMEDIENNES by Maggie Hennefeld? If so, how did you like it?



More academic crap about comedy, this time from a feminist viewpoint.


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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SCRAPS OF PAPER (1918) Roscoe Arbuckle
Replies: 0
Views: 165

SCRAPS OF PAPER (1918) Roscoe Arbuckle

Here's the short film Roscoe Arbuckle made for the Liberty Loan Drive of 1918, featuring Al St. John, Monty Banks, and Glen Cavender as the Kaiser:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKUEVX2evVc

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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: STEP FORWARD (1922) Ben Turpin Heinie Conklin
Replies: 0
Views: 116

STEP FORWARD (1922) Ben Turpin Heinie Conklin

Here's a rare Mack Sennett-First National release starring Ben Turpin, Heinie Conklin, with Phyllis Haver, Kewpie Morgan, John J. Richardson, Kalla Pasha, Andy Clyde, Fanny Kelly, Dave Anderson, and Teddy the Dog:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSRHrBBuKqg


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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nitwittery: A Lesson Unlikely Learned
Replies: 0
Views: 253

Nitrateville Nitwittery: A Lesson Unlikely Learned

Well, the Nitrateville Nitwits got a sizeable lesson in why it is not good to speculate, spread gossip, or just waft silly ideas as a five year-old thread came back to bite them in the ass today: https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=27610 Here is the five-year old thread BTW: https:/...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Bottom Shelf Movies Best of 2018 Trifecta
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Bottom Shelf Movies Best of 2018 Trifecta

Apparently the Charley Chase and Todd/Pitts sets also made In the Balcony's Best releases of 2018 as well:

http://www.inthebalcony.com/discs-of-the-year-2018.html


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