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by Gary Johnson
Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: CHAMBER OF FORGETFULNESS (1912) Eclair Drama
Replies: 2
Views: 4183

Re: CHAMBER OF FORGETFULNESS (1912) Eclair Drama

Here is a little background of their time in Fort Lee.

http://www.fortleefilm.org/studios.html

And it 's not surprising there is so little product left. They had a fire........
by Gary Johnson
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: The Scribe Files: When Did Laurel and Hardy Jump the Shark?
Replies: 10
Views: 11951

Re: The Scribe Files: When Did Laurel and Hardy Jump the Sha

Stay away from contemporary talk shows if you don't care for out of control audiences. Every once in a blue moon I may flip by Colbert or Kimmel and their openings are excruciating. The people scream so I'm afraid they'll pop a blood vessel. I stick with reruns of Letterman and Carson -- available o...
by Gary Johnson
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: The Scribe Files: When Did Laurel and Hardy Jump the Shark?
Replies: 10
Views: 11951

Re: The Scribe Files: When Did Laurel and Hardy Jump the Sha

That is so funny that you bring up the season of the live studio audiences for HAPPY DAYS . I was originally going to mention that as the real beginning of the end for that show but I was trying to stay on topic so I just short handed it to The Fonz's popularity. What was so unbearable was that when...
by Gary Johnson
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: William K. Everson discusses Chaplin jumping the shark
Replies: 8
Views: 6166

Re: William K. Everson discusses Chaplin jumping the shark

Well, the First Nationals are definitely not the Mutuals, but that's what I like about them. Chaplin is at a crossroad in these films. He had made some of the finest 2 reel shorts ever at Mutual and now he was trying to figure out how to fit his style of comedy into a longer form. Only two of First ...
by Gary Johnson
Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: William K. Everson discusses Chaplin jumping the shark
Replies: 8
Views: 6166

Re: William K. Everson discusses Chaplin jumping the shark

Being the pioneer that he was, Everson's opinions (which he admits to) seemed to be centered on the quality of prints that he happened to come into contact with back in the 40's and 50's. Since new discoveries and better prints would continue to appear until his death in the mid 90's, he must have c...
by Gary Johnson
Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: The Scribe Files: When Did Laurel and Hardy Jump the Shark?
Replies: 10
Views: 11951

Re: The Scribe Files: When Did Laurel and Hardy Jump the Sha

Right Richard. As it's been said before, the state of comedy was changing by the late 30's. I'd say radio was the main cause. Everyone, and I mean everyone was a wise ass over the airwaves then. So I agree with your assessment of the late L&H Roach features and I agree with Randy S.'s vigorous d...
by Gary Johnson
Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: The Scribe Files: When Did Laurel and Hardy Jump the Shark?
Replies: 10
Views: 11951

Re: The Scribe Files: When Did Laurel and Hardy Jump the Sha

Boy, Seguin really doesn't care for 'white magic' gags. I don't believe I've ever read anyone complain about that particular L&H arsenal before.
by Gary Johnson
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Western New York Film Festival now a reality
Replies: 2
Views: 8051

Re: Western New York Film Festival now a reality

At a time when established film conventions are slowly fading, I wish these folks all the luck in the world at succeeding. But when you do visit the beautiful Buffalo area remember to partake in their local pride and joy -- Genesee Beer. Brewed directly from the fresh, clean waters of Niagara Falls....
by Gary Johnson
Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: FORT LEE SILENT FILM STUDIOS FOOTAGE (1935)
Replies: 4
Views: 5667

Re: FORT LEE SILENT FILM STUDIOS FOOTAGE (1935)

Didn't care for that final shot of reels of films laying atop a dung heap.
by Gary Johnson
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy
Replies: 1
Views: 3652

Re: 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy

So that's what Jean Carroll sounds like.
It's funny listening to the audience slowly catch up with her delivery style.