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by Rob Farr
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: 8mm Footage of the Making of Atoll K
Replies: 4
Views: 997

8mm Footage of the Making of Atoll K

Just 33 seconds, but there's a bit that doesn't appear in the finished film. Enjoy
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by Rob Farr
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Girl Detective w/ Ruth Roland (1915)
Replies: 0
Views: 1138

The Girl Detective w/ Ruth Roland (1915)

What makes this interesting to comedy buffs is the fact that it represents the first or second film directed by James W. Horne (both were released on Jan. 27 1915). He came to Roach in 1928 with a lot of experience under his belt. From EYE: https://youtu.be/AEQ0J5I79QM
by Rob Farr
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: How in the World Did Our SCM Founder Discover...
Replies: 2
Views: 808

How in the World Did Our SCM Founder Discover...

... that parts of The Silent Enemy were used as stock footage for Fatal Glass of Beer? In a Facebook conversation Frank M. Thompson asked about the source of stock footage in TFGoB. I confidently answered that it came from Yukon Jake. But Brent Walker chimed in with the nugget that Richard M. Robert...
by Rob Farr
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: FIAF List of Archives with Streaming Media
Replies: 0
Views: 1180

FIAF List of Archives with Streaming Media

From FIAF: Your local cinema is closed? You are stuck at home and have now run out of decent films and series to watch on your favourite streaming platform? Why not browse the amazing film and audio-visual collections of FIAF archives around the world freely available online? PACC, FIAF’s Programmin...
by Rob Farr
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Another Wm. S. Hart Talkie
Replies: 0
Views: 2080

Another Wm. S. Hart Talkie

We're all familiar with Hart's farewell to the screen in the talking prologue to Tumbleweeds' 1938 re-release. But here are some humorous outtakes from a similar talkie short that Hart made in 1930 to promote his autobiography. Fritz refuses to cooperate and botches the scene. https://www.facebook.c...
by Rob Farr
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Pinocchio (1911)
Replies: 0
Views: 1331

Pinocchio (1911)

Another one from Milan, a feature version of Pinocchio from 1911 starring Polidor. TRIGGER WARNING: This is best enjoyed with the horrific accompaniment turned off: https://vimeo.com/399190768
by Rob Farr
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Harold Lloyd The Big Idea (1917)
Replies: 0
Views: 897

Harold Lloyd The Big Idea (1917)

The Cinemateca Italiana in Milan has uploaded many of their holding online. This one was posted under the name Harold Antiquario, but was identified by Valerio Greco as an early glasses short, The Big Idea. With Snub and Bebe: https://vimeo.com/385199484
by Rob Farr
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Magnificent Two (1967)
Replies: 0
Views: 905

The Magnificent Two (1967)

A parody of you-know-what with Morecambe & Wise: https://youtu.be/HGNoG30pGa0
by Rob Farr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Lupino Lane - Kickstarter
Replies: 2
Views: 1981

Re: Lupino Lane - Kickstarter

Joyland is worth the price of the set alone. An anticipated screening at a long-ago Cinefest had to be scrubbed because the 16mm print was too shrunken. It will simultaneously delight you and haunt your nightmares. But mostly astonish you. I’d love to know what show or vaude act the sets came from.
by Rob Farr
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's Missing The Cameraman Scene and Other Tricks
Replies: 3
Views: 2221

Re: Keaton's Missing The Cameraman Scene and Other Tricks

I remember earlier versions of The Cameraman had the missing scene that ended abruptly as Keaton approached the hotel with his camera. More recent restorations omit that bit because it makes no sense without the payoff. I may even have that on VHS from an old pre-restoration TCM broadcast. Did the Y...