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by John Bengtson
Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: New discoveries to celebrate the City Lights Blu-ray release
Replies: 0
Views: 867

New discoveries to celebrate the City Lights Blu-ray release

This post shows how Chaplin filmed scenes from City Lights at his small studio.

http://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/new-city-lights-release-discoveries-and-assumptions/

I am eagerly awaiting my Blu-ray copy.

Cheers, John
by John Bengtson
Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Johnny Depp - Keaton - Chaplin at the same Hollywood alley
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Views: 880

Johnny Depp - Keaton - Chaplin at the same Hollywood alley

Johnny Depp not only emulated Keaton and Chaplin in Benny and Joon , he filmed scenes from Ed Wood at the same Hollywood alley where they had filmed 70 years prior. Check out how East Cahuenga Alley looks now, and in 1922/1994. http://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/johnny-depp-and-buster-k...
by John Bengtson
Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Kid - Cops - Safety Last - their common Hollywood alley
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Views: 952

The Kid - Cops - Safety Last - their common Hollywood alley

Three of the greatest comedies ever made, by the three greatest comedians, all contain vital scenes filmed at the same Hollywood location you can still visit today. http://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/the-kid-cops-safety-last-three-comic-masterpieces-filmed-at-a-common-hollywood-alley-yo...
by John Bengtson
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: A Bit Found of Missing Footage From The Cameraman
Replies: 1
Views: 1513

A Bit Found of Missing Footage From The Cameraman

The brief missing scene of Buster trying to film the admiral leaving a hotel is included in this Internet Archive copy of the film at 17:57. The hotel appearing in the brief shot is the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, that appears in Chaplin's City Lights. http://archive.org/details/busterkeatonthecameraman...
by John Bengtson
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: More Discoveries from the new version of The Blacksmith
Replies: 17
Views: 7037

Re: More Discoveries from the new version of The Blacksmith

Well, for me it's not a question of which version is definitive. What is exciting is that the version found in Argentina contains unique sequences, sets, and characters, that do not appear in any other version of the movie. So it is not simply a matter of choosing from alternate takes appearing in d...
by John Bengtson
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: More Discoveries from the new version of The Blacksmith
Replies: 17
Views: 7037

More Discoveries from the new version of The Blacksmith

Susan Buhrman has found newspaper accounts that show Buster Keaton first finished filming The Blacksmith in August/Septemeber 1921, which received a bad review in the January 1922 issue of Photoplay Magazine . The movie was pulled from the release schedule, and not formally released in the US until ...
by John Bengtson
Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: What the new scenes from The Blacksmith teach us
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Views: 1062

What the new scenes from The Blacksmith teach us

The newly discovered scenes from The Blacksmith, as shown in this post, tell us how Buster Keaton made movies at and adjacent to his small studio in Hollywood, and when he covered over his open air filming stage. http://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2013/07/20/found-a-new-version-of-keatons-the-blac...
by John Bengtson
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Solved at Last - the Safety Last Mystery Building
Replies: 1
Views: 1364

Solved at Last - the Safety Last Mystery Building

You can read where and how Harold Lloyd filmed Safety Last! at my Silent Locations blog. The latest post shows the now barely recognizable 4 story building Bill Strother climbs at the beginning of the movie. http://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/solved-at-last-the-safety-last-mystery-build...