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by Gary Johnson
Fri May 06, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Cinevent Notes: MYSTERY OF THE LEAPING FISH (1916)
Replies: 1
Views: 1680

Re: Cinevent Notes: MYSTERY OF THE LEAPING FISH (1916)

When I first came across this short in the 70's I assumed I was watching an abridgement of one of Fairbanks feature. It took me some time to figure out I had seen all of the film.
by Gary Johnson
Thu May 05, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SOMEBODY'S FAULT (1927) Lloyd Hamilton
Replies: 1
Views: 1809

Re: SOMEBODY'S FAULT (1927) Lloyd Hamilton

I like the job application process in those days -- back when America worked. Take that Trump!
by Gary Johnson
Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Cinevent Notes: LAW BEYOND THE RANGE (1935)
Replies: 2
Views: 4439

Re: Cinevent Notes: LAW BEYOND THE RANGE (1935)

Ford Beebe retired wealthy? How did he manage that........invest in ranch land?
by Gary Johnson
Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HEINIE AND THE MAGIC MAN (1916) JImmy Aubrey
Replies: 2
Views: 2491

Re: HEINIE AND THE MAGIC MAN (1916) JImmy Aubrey

Boy, the work that can be done in film restoration today is mind-boggling. The re-animated scenes looked seamless.
by Gary Johnson
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SCHOOLDAY LOVE (Campbell comedy 1922)
Replies: 7
Views: 5345

Re: SCHOOLDAY LOVE (Campbell comedy 1922)

But those are all novelty series that you are citing. One joke comedies where monkeys are dressed up as movie producers and jackasses play congressman. Sure you've seen more of them than I have, but even you have to admit there's not a high level of humor in those. Put it this way, I prefer the kid ...
by Gary Johnson
Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SCHOOLDAY LOVE (Campbell comedy 1922)
Replies: 7
Views: 5345

Re: SCHOOLDAY LOVE (Campbell comedy 1922)

Oh, I get it, alright (....I always get it....from you). Roach started out making a kid and animal series just like everyone else was doing, but quickly began reversing themselves and changed the formula to concentrate on real childhood traumas -- like washing your neck before supper. And it caught ...
by Gary Johnson
Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SCHOOLDAY LOVE (Campbell comedy 1922)
Replies: 7
Views: 5345

Re: SCHOOLDAY LOVE (Campbell comedy 1922)

While it's true that Roach's series is not the first nor original kid series (there was so much onscreen comedy at the time that everyone borrowed from each other), watching this short drives home what made OUR GANG so special and unique. There is a baseball sequence in this short and it is played b...
by Gary Johnson
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SAN DIEGO, I LOVE YOU (1944) Buster Keaton
Replies: 2
Views: 3950

Re: SAN DIEGO, I LOVE YOU (1944) Buster Keaton

Entertaining home-front comedy.
Come for the Keaton segment, stay for the Horton-Blore reunion.
by Gary Johnson
Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Early Chaplin film still question.
Replies: 3
Views: 2788

Re: Early Chaplin film still question.

I always assumed it was a publicity shot for KID AUTO RACES since Lehrman looks to be still playing the role of the agitated director.
by Gary Johnson
Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Correction Dept: Mack Sennett Collection Vol 2?
Replies: 3
Views: 2658

Re: Nitrateville Correction Dept: Mack Sennett Collection Vo

Agreed. Let's move on.....

Although I have to say it one more time......"entredeuxguerres". A more pretentiousness nom de plume I'll ever run across.