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by Mike O'Regan
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: The Monty Python Backlash has begun......
Replies: 45
Views: 29134

Re: The Monty Python Backlash has begun......

Over here in the UK, one can have an apostrophectomy on the NHS. It removes all interest in where these are placed in a sentence. I know many who've had one.
by Mike O'Regan
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Cinevent Notes Past: MISSISSIPPI (1935) with W. C. Fields
Replies: 27
Views: 19517

Re: Cinevent Notes Past: MISSISSIPPI (1935) with W. C. Field

Plenty editions of the Curtis book available second-hand though.

'Tis on the way to me, as we speak.
by Mike O'Regan
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Cinevent Notes Past: MISSISSIPPI (1935) with W. C. Fields
Replies: 27
Views: 19517

Re: Cinevent Notes Past: MISSISSIPPI (1935) with W. C. Field

Part of the problem with both Curtis's Spencer Tracy and James Whale books was that he was writing about people who were frequently assholes, you just really don't want to spend that close a company with those guys. Yes, totally. Tracy, in particular, came across as an unlikeable bore. But, Curtis....
by Mike O'Regan
Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Cinevent Notes Past: MISSISSIPPI (1935) with W. C. Fields
Replies: 27
Views: 19517

Re: Cinevent Notes Past: MISSISSIPPI (1935) with W. C. Field

Aw, Jeez.....I hated Curtis' s Spencer Tracy and James Whale books. His style doesn't agree with me at all....both those books were a trawl for me.
Is the Fields, perchance, any more readable?
by Mike O'Regan
Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Cinevent Notes Past: MISSISSIPPI (1935) with W. C. Fields
Replies: 27
Views: 19517

Re: Cinevent Notes Past: MISSISSIPPI (1935) with W. C. Field

Just re-watched Mississippi.

Only he could make the repetition of the "...wall of human flesh..." business funnier each time he repeats it.

I read the Louvish book a few years ago. Is this the best available on Fields?
by Mike O'Regan
Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Cinevent Notes Past: MISSISSIPPI (1935) with W. C. Fields
Replies: 27
Views: 19517

Re: Cinevent Notes Past: MISSISSIPPI (1935) with W. C. Field

...(or as one ex-girlfriend once said, “ he’s just a mean old misogynistic drunk!”, to which I responded , “Yeah, and the problem there is?”). Hah! I had a nice 16mm print of FATAL GLASS up to a few years ago. It's the best of the Sennett shorts, IMO. I've never been fortunate enough to see any of ...
by Mike O'Regan
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Cinevent Notes Past: MISSISSIPPI (1935) with W. C. Fields
Replies: 27
Views: 19517

Re: Cinevent Notes Past: MISSISSIPPI (1935) with W. C. Field

It's high time I re-watched this. My favourite Fields from the mid-30's would be You're Telling me and The Old Fashioned Way . Mississippi is a film I've seen once only. Incidentally, for any UK mafiosi on here, this set is the bizness: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-W-C-Fields-Collection-DVD/dp/B000VB...
by Mike O'Regan
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: The Monty Python Backlash has begun......
Replies: 45
Views: 29134

Re: The Monty Python Backlash has begun......

Johnstown, I've been over to see your Facepage thing, so add me in or I'm comin' over there.
by Mike O'Regan
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: The Monty Python Backlash has begun......
Replies: 45
Views: 29134

Re: The Monty Python Backlash has begun......

Richard, I think you are being intentionally taunted here. Are you sure that this Mr. Reagan hasn't been sent over from N-Ville to get your goat? Or worse yet, from the John Wayne Looneys?? Hah! Believe me... N-Ville wouldn't be sending me anywhere. The John Wayne Looneys??? Who the blazes are thos...
by Mike O'Regan
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: The Monty Python Backlash has begun......
Replies: 45
Views: 29134

Re: The Monty Python Backlash has begun......

Richard M Roberts wrote:
Mike O'Regan wrote:That's right, bud.

BTW, there's no "all those other comedians" - just the two, Keaton and Chaplin.




Aww, come on MIke, there must be other comedians you dislike, don't tell me you've seen them all?



RICHARD M ROBERTS


Nope. That's it....and I've seen 'em all, kid.