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by Ed Watz
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Well blow me down with an anchovy.
Replies: 14
Views: 8473

Re: Well blow me down with an anchovy.

Looking at the US trailer with its slightly expanded "exposé" around the ZENOBIA affair, could you imagine if the filmmakers expanded on the "feud" something like this: 1949, Los Angeles: Stan and Ida go to the movies and after enjoying the latest Ealing comedy import, they see a...
by Ed Watz
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THELMA TODD/ZASU PITTS: THE HAL ROACH COLLECTION 1931-33 Coming in October
Replies: 11
Views: 9962

Re: THELMA TODD/ZASU PITTS: THE HAL ROACH COLLECTION 1931-33 Coming in October

Egad, we made VANITY FAIR today: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/11/thelma-todd-zasu-pitts-female-comedy-team-old-hollywood RICHARD M ROBERTS Congrats, Richard -- it's all due to your diligence and The Sprocket Vault's commitment to bring these films back into view. VF's reviewer provides...
by Ed Watz
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THELMA TODD/ZASU PITTS: THE HAL ROACH COLLECTION 1931-33 Coming in October
Replies: 11
Views: 9962

Re: THELMA TODD/ZASU PITTS: THE HAL ROACH COLLECTION 1931-33 Coming in October

I've been waiting a week for Amazon to post my review - whether or not they get around to it, I'm sharing it here with The Mafioso. Note that the review is directed towards the uninitiated - this is a great set and I'm sure everyone who's a member here wants it and already ordered it - or are about ...
by Ed Watz
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND: Orson Welles truly has the last word
Replies: 2
Views: 2579

Re: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND: Orson Welles truly has the last word

Waiting for this film since I was a teenager - all I can say is Bravo, Orson -- and Bravo, Richard!
by Ed Watz
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HIS DAY OUT (1918) Billy West (foreign version)
Replies: 6
Views: 4363

Re: HIS DAY OUT (1918) Billy Wwst (foreign version)

Is that Fay Holderness who's about to discover Babe Hardy as the pièce de résistance?
by Ed Watz
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: FILM DOPE No. 10 (Sept 1976) needed
Replies: 2
Views: 7276

Re: FILM DOPE No. 10 (Sept 1976) needed

Due to the guidance of one RMR, also known as our VERY knowledgeable Godfather, I've now got the nigh-imposible-to-locate Jean Delannoy interview. The article is everything I hoped it would be...and is especially helpful as it corroborates some essential information for the Keaton book which I would...
by Ed Watz
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: FILM DOPE No. 10 (Sept 1976) needed
Replies: 2
Views: 7276

FILM DOPE No. 10 (Sept 1976) needed

If anyone has a copy of this issue, and will scan the article on Jean Delannoy for me, I'll reciprocate with a copy of the Keaton book when it's published. Please contact me with a PM - and thanks.
by Ed Watz
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Buster Keaton's Kennel on the MGM lot
Replies: 3
Views: 3242

Re: Buster Keaton's Kennel on the MGM lot

Very nice John. One question though, in those 1930 aerial shots, can we see the offices across the street from MGM where Keaton first housed himself and his production staff when he made THE CAMERAMAN for MGM? Maybe this information from my forthcoming Keaton book can help John locate Buster's firs...
by Ed Watz
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!
Replies: 50
Views: 33889

Re: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!

Here's another one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0989301907/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&qid=1435690184&sr=1-1 Bit pricey there, lets see if it moves. RICHARD M ROBERTS A tad on the steep side perhaps, but it's still a bargain. Fantastic book,...
by Ed Watz
Sat May 26, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Slapsticon notes: SEE AMERICA THIRST (1930)
Replies: 1
Views: 2701

Re: Slapsticon notes: SEE AMERICA THIRST (1930)

Spot-on, Richard, and thanks for another excellent analysis. The mention of SEE AMERICA THIRST always conjures up bitter memories for me, and not just because of the film's overall quality, or lack thereof. I owned a 16mm print, and during the time I worked for Rohauer, I let him make a reversal for...