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by Ed Watz
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's 1947 two-reeler UN DUEL À MORT now on DVD/Blu-Ray
Replies: 4
Views: 2691

Re: Keaton's 1947 two-reeler UN DUEL À MORT now on DVD/Blu-Ray

Agreed, Chris - Buster's performance in MORT is spot-on perfect. But I have renewed respect for Jules White as a comedy director when comparing the dueling scene from SHE'S OIL MINE with the version in UN DUEL À MORT. The pacing, timing and presentation overall in Buster's final Columbia short - plu...
by Ed Watz
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's 1947 two-reeler UN DUEL À MORT now on DVD/Blu-Ray
Replies: 4
Views: 2691

Re: Keaton's 1947 two-reeler UN DUEL À MORT now on DVD/Blu-Ray

What's the back story of this film? I don't think I've heard of it before. Is the fishing scene by any chance the film that accompanied his stage appearance in MERTON OF THE MOVIES with Jane Dulo? Even though UN DUEL À MORT is listed in just about every Buster Keaton filmography, it usually receive...
by Ed Watz
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's 1947 two-reeler UN DUEL À MORT now on DVD/Blu-Ray
Replies: 4
Views: 2691

Keaton's 1947 two-reeler UN DUEL À MORT now on DVD/Blu-Ray

One of the Buster Keaton's rarest films, UN DUEL À MORT (A DUEL TO THE DEATH) is now available as an extra on Lobster Film's latest BK release. It's the fifth (of 6 or 7) iterations of Buster's famous dueling scene that he performed seemingly everywhere - on stage, screen, TV and even state fairs, i...
by Ed Watz
Wed May 29, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Ten Years of Silent Comedy Mafia.com
Replies: 8
Views: 4226

Re: Ten Years of Silent Comedy Mafia.com

Thank you Richard, Paul, Rob and Rob and all film buffs who share their knowledge and add to the fun - may The Silent Comedy Mafia be around long enough to match the title of this film:
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by Ed Watz
Sun May 05, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Last chance to get THE CHARLEY CHASE SCRAPBOOK
Replies: 1
Views: 1548

Re: Last chance to get THE CHARLEY CHASE SCRAPBOOK

This happened rather fast:

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A big Thank-You from Brian and Bill to everyone who purchased a copy.
by Ed Watz
Sat May 04, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Last chance to get THE CHARLEY CHASE SCRAPBOOK
Replies: 1
Views: 1548

Last chance to get THE CHARLEY CHASE SCRAPBOOK

THE CHARLEY CHASE SCRAPBOOK by my friends Brian Anthony and Bill Walker is out of print, but a handful of copies were recently discovered in the publisher's warehouse. This is the last chance to obtain a copy of this beautiful volume, the book will not be reprinted. For anyone interested, here's the...
by Ed Watz
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: FRANKLY: UNMASKING FRANK CAPRA by Joseph McBride
Replies: 2
Views: 2565

Re: FRANKLY: UNMASKING FRANK CAPRA by Joseph McBride

The fact that McBride had to self-publish this through Vervante, suggests the mainstream publishing/academic press wagons are still circled. That might very well be the case, Rob. I can add that Amazon blocked this book to overseas customers -- even though they ship every other Vervante book throug...
by Ed Watz
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Re: Caveat emptor: Cohen Media's SEVEN CHANCES
Replies: 4
Views: 3492

Re: Caveat emptor: Cohen Media's SEVEN CHANCES

A screenshot from Cohen Media's "extra" feature - discussing their restoration of SEVEN CHANCES' color prologue: CM Technicolor prologue.jpg Here's a link to the site offering additional comparison images between the Kino and Cohen restorations of SEVEN CHANCES: http://www.dvdclassik.com/t...
by Ed Watz
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Re: Caveat emptor: Cohen Media's SEVEN CHANCES
Replies: 4
Views: 3492

Caveat emptor: Cohen Media's SEVEN CHANCES

Cohen Media's BluRay restoration of SEVEN CHANCES was released in France recently with little fanfare. If you have Kino's 2011 BluRay with Eric Grayson's restoration of the Technicolor prologue, you may want to see what Cohen Media released as an alternative. Kino Lorber: KL.jpg Cohen Media: CM.jpg ...
by Ed Watz
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....
Replies: 18
Views: 9174

Re: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....

Whatever Babe was telling the restauranteur as quoted in PRATFALL! -- about the team not speaking to each other in 1944 -- this interview makes it clear that they were fast friends again during their 1947 tour. Babe's compliment to Stan that "you've taught me everything you know about comedy&qu...