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by Richard Warner
Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Keaton's The Blacksmith
Replies: 13
Views: 17745

Re: Keaton's The Blacksmith

Well, the roadside ad gag is in both the French 9.5mm version and the Glenn one, but the Glenn print had Big Joe walking free from the front of the jailhouse. That little bit seems to be unique to the Glenn version.
Richard
by Richard Warner
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville General Jack-Assery: A Load of Jitter-Judder
Replies: 14
Views: 7607

Re: Nitrateville General Jack-Assery: A Load of Jitter-Judde

How do you play a banjo, cornet, and guitar all at once? With great difficulty, Richard. That's why I'm retired. Incidentally, I'm perfectly happy with you disagreeing with me disagreeing with you, even if I think YOU'RE wrong etc. etc. drone zzzzzzzz....... Glad we agree on a couple of orchestras a...
by Richard Warner
Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:57 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville General Jack-Assery: A Load of Jitter-Judder
Replies: 14
Views: 7607

Re: Nitrateville General Jack-Assery: A Load of Jitter-Judde

Richard, I think that appreciation of accompaniments to silent films is a very subjective thing. I happen to like Mont Alto's scores a lot. I've just finished watching Cut To The Chase and, for me, Mont Alto's scores were the best of the lot and certainly not comedy-killing. The accompanists I reall...
by Richard Warner
Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: More Discoveries from the new version of The Blacksmith
Replies: 17
Views: 6746

Re: More Discoveries from the new version of The Blacksmith

Richard, the groveling / banning stuff was intended as humour, or "humor" as you folks in the Colonies will have it. I don't care what everybody else says about you, I think you're just a pussycat. Your comment about Ship Ahoy is very interesting - I was very surprised when I first saw thi...
by Richard Warner
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: More Discoveries from the new version of The Blacksmith
Replies: 17
Views: 6746

Re: More Discoveries from the new version of The Blacksmith

You know, I hate to say this, but is it just me, I think it's you, Richard! Surely, the discovery of around 4 minutes of "new" Keaton footage from any era is important, if not quite in the "Thief Catcher" class, and John's researches are VERY interesting. However, in order to av...
by Richard Warner
Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Evidence of Arbuckle's Uncredited Directing Work
Replies: 4
Views: 2248

Re: Evidence of Arbuckle's Uncredited Directing Work

In Steve Massa's Lame Brains & Lunatics book, there is a photo of Arbuckle on location with the cast of The Iron Mule. He certainly looks like the man in charge!

Richard W.
by Richard Warner
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!
Replies: 50
Views: 28402

Re: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!

Same problem here, Jim. The trouble is, which to read first? I think I'll put the names in a hat...
Richard
by Richard Warner
Fri May 24, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: BEN TURPIN IS BACK!
Replies: 4
Views: 3060

Re: BEN TURPIN IS BACK!

Oh no! ANOTHER essential purchase! Just ordered via Amazon UK. It's like the piggy bank scene from The Cameraman here.....
by Richard Warner
Fri May 24, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!
Replies: 50
Views: 28402

Re: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!

Can't wait. Just ordered from Jack, who always ships to the UK very quickly. Why haven't Volumes 2 & 3 been published yet? Stop slacking, Roberts!
by Richard Warner
Fri May 24, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: LAME BRAINS AND LUNATICS - new book on silent comedy
Replies: 5
Views: 4414

Re: LAME BRAINS AND LUNATICS - new book on silent comedy

The book is now up on Amazon UK too. Just ordered. What with this, Richard's new book and the Cinemuseum projects, it looks like I'm going to be happy for some time to come. Impoverished, but happy.