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by David B Pearson
Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Shutting Down Silent-Movies.Com
Replies: 2
Views: 1363

Shutting Down Silent-Movies.Com

Well, after 18 years online, I've decided to shut my silent-movies.com sites down. I'd not done much with it in the last several years, as much of the code became so old and the thing fell into disrepair and broken links. It was also clear that things like the quicktime clip areas, containing a few ...
by David B Pearson
Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: John Bengtson wins the BUSTER Award!
Replies: 0
Views: 1137

John Bengtson wins the BUSTER Award!

Buster Keaton film historian, author and researcher John Bengtson was awarded the "Buster" Award on October 4, 2014, a special honor presented jointly by the International Buster Keaton Society (during their 20th annual Convention, held in Muskegon, Michigan) and the Buster Keaton Celebrat...
by David B Pearson
Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Richard M.Roberts Banned from Nitrateville
Replies: 118
Views: 52078

Re: Richard M.Roberts Banned from Nitrateville

Well, there's nothing quite like the thrill of reading Richard trash Nitrateville trash Richard trash Nitrateville,
by David B Pearson
Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: For those attending the 2014 Buster Keaton Convention
Replies: 0
Views: 1345

For those attending the 2014 Buster Keaton Convention

VERY IMPORTANT CONVENTION ANNOUNCEMENT! It has come to our attention that some people planning to attend this year’s convention (Oct. 2-4, 2014) may have had difficulty making hotel reservations at the Shoreline Inn in Muskegon. Because of another event, the Shoreline is now fully booked for Wednesd...
by David B Pearson
Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Nitratevile Answer Dept: Can You ID this 30's Star
Replies: 16
Views: 8133

Re: Nitratevile Answer Dept: Can You ID this 30's Star

I still think 36 frames per second for the Mutuals would be the way to go.

DBP
by David B Pearson
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Press Release from the Damfinos
Replies: 11
Views: 4307

Re: Press Release from the Damfinos

Now, quit whining and worrying and enjoy your announcement, it is good news indeed. I am not prone to jumping up and down and yelling "hooray" like a giddy teenager or the Damfino Fan Club, I am interested in the historical importance of the material, and this is one of the lessons we can...
by David B Pearson
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Press Release from the Damfinos
Replies: 11
Views: 4307

Re: Press Release from the Damfinos

THE CAMERAMAN has always struck me as a very odd film. It is well done, and clearly does contain many of Keaton's own gags. it the pacing that's all wrong, with the storyline betting a bit too dramatic. And it lacks that Keaton symmetry. It also leaves one with the lingering feeling that this could ...
by David B Pearson
Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Press Release from the Damfinos
Replies: 11
Views: 4307

Re: Press Release from the Damfinos

Hmmm, kinda calls the lie to Keaton's occasional interview statement that they never had scripts on his films. Most silent comedies and films in general had scripts and/or scenarios, despite the claims. Silent filmmakers and especially comedians were like magicians, they didn't want the audience to...
by David B Pearson
Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Press Release from the Damfinos
Replies: 11
Views: 4307

Re: Press Release from the Damfinos

Hmmm, kinda calls the lie to Keaton's occasional interview statement that they never had scripts on his films. Most silent comedies and films in general had scripts and/or scenarios, despite the claims. Silent filmmakers and especially comedians were like magicians, they didn't want the audience to...
by David B Pearson
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Press Release from the Damfinos
Replies: 11
Views: 4307

Re: Press Release from the Damfinos

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