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by Joe Migliore
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Is this absolutely necessary?
Replies: 7
Views: 3692

Re: Is this absolutely necessary?

I would argue that the involvement of Bud Abbott gave a patina of authenticity to the Abbott & Costello cartoons, and that The Three Stooges cartoons were a legitimate project, employing not only the vocal talents of Howard, Fine, and DeRita, but also live-action wrap-arounds, constituting new f...
by Joe Migliore
Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Hal Roach galore on TCM in January
Replies: 12
Views: 9814

Re: Hal Roach galore on TCM in January

Thank you, Richard, for shedding some much-needed light on this particular moment in history. At least half of these shorts are every bit as good as other classic Roach films from the same period. If Langdon jumped ship to shine brighter than the Roach lot in The Thirties, he may have been his own w...
by Joe Migliore
Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Hal Roach galore on TCM in January
Replies: 12
Views: 9814

Re: Hal Roach galore on TCM in January

Gary, I don't think the audio discs that accompanied those two Langdon titles have been recovered, but someone must have mute prints. I always thought it would be worth making silent versions for the home movie market, but unless someone did that in The Fifties, I don't think anyone would embark on ...
by Joe Migliore
Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Hal Roach galore on TCM in January
Replies: 12
Views: 9814

Re: Hal Roach galore on TCM in January

Well, we are halfway through January, and I'm beginning to suspect that there will be no Irvin S. Cobb shorts.
by Joe Migliore
Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Is CITY LIGHTS a great comedy?
Replies: 13
Views: 7634

Re: Is CITY LIGHTS a great comedy?

In my mind... no. Great film? Sure. Great drama? Sure. Great comedy? Well... not really. Some funny moments, but it doesn't hold up well under repeated viewings, especially in the context of the dramatic elements, that IMHO overwhelm it. The ending is NOT a barrel of laughs. And being blind CAN be ...
by Joe Migliore
Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Holiday Shorts
Replies: 3
Views: 8502

Re: Holiday Shorts

Richard M. Roberts wrote I guess you could use Max Davidson's PASS THE GRAVY(1928) for Thanksgiving, although it's a chicken, not a turkey, or the Keystone short A BIRDS A BIRD (1915) with Chester Conklin. Thank you, Richard. I just watched PASS THE GRAVY, and it works fine. (Once they're at the tab...
by Joe Migliore
Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Holiday Shorts
Replies: 3
Views: 8502

Holiday Shorts

On Thanksgiving, I will be showing "Jus Passin' Through" and "The Courtship Of Miles Sandwich" to my guests, both of course, included on "Becoming Charley Chase". (This will doubtless be their first exposure to Thanksgiving comedy beyond "Planes, Trains, & Auto...
by Joe Migliore
Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Chaplin Time Traveler?
Replies: 9
Views: 5265

Re: Chaplin Time Traveler?

I must apologise to everyone in this forum; I'm afraid that was me on a recent visit to 1928. I frequently visit this time period in the hope that I will procure a print of "Heart Trouble". On this last trip, I thought I would check in back of every theatre, and root around in the dumpster...
by Joe Migliore
Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: First review I've seen of "Chaplin at Keystone"
Replies: 26
Views: 20239

Re: First review I've seen of "Chaplin at Keystone"

I'm just looking forward to being able to follow the action in these films. We've all spent our formative years watching muddy dupes of these titles, re-edited for countless reissues, often rendering them incoherent. I don't mean to sound like a girl's blouse, but I'm excited.
by Joe Migliore
Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Life With Buster
Replies: 6
Views: 7831

Re: Life With Buster

the original negs and the rights have ended up with a Religious Media company whose name escapes me at the moment and they haven't shown much interest in doing anything with them.


Forgive them, Godfather; they know not what they do.

Joe Migliore