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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Raymond Griffith
Replies: 27
Views: 8684

Re: Raymond Griffith

If you flip through very many exhibitor reviews of the films they were booking in the mid-1920s, you discover pretty quickly that a lot of people flat-out hated Raymond Griffith and W. C. Fields. It's not hard to see why. In a world of childlike, silly/shabby comedians with hearts of gold, Griffith...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:10 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Why the Decrease in Film Quality When Sound Came In?
Replies: 6
Views: 2810

Re: Why the Decrease in Film Quality When Sound Came In?

Sound track density really had nothing to do with picture quality. Sound tracks were printed from a separate sound negative roll, and were timed cut to cut just like the picture negative would be in printing. The only time density would be a factor would be if the composite print were improperly de...
by Richard M Roberts
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Slapsticon 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2205

Re: Slapsticon 2010

Any new titles been added to this year's schedule, other than what’s on the website? I'm working on a program schedule with days and times that will go up soon. New titles include the complete MODERN LOVE (1929) with Charley Chase, THE CAVEMAN (1926) with Marie Prevost and Tom Moore, and SOUTH OF T...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Raymond Griffith
Replies: 27
Views: 8684

Re: Raymond Griffith

Well, it doesn't sound like you've seen enough of Griffith to make an informed opinion David, and if you think HANDS UP is a dull film, an opinion made most likely while watching the film without an audience, I'm inclined to think it's you, not the film's fault. I've seen HANDS UP go over gangbuste...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Raymond Griffith
Replies: 27
Views: 8684

Re: Raymond Griffith

Was he really that big of a deal, or is he an overrated figured foisted by Walter Kerr's fancy in 1975? HANDS UP and PATHS TO PARADISE are both great films. I really wish more of his stuff existed. He isn't my fave, but he's damn fine. I'd put him in the number 5 spot, after the Big Three and Charl...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Raymond Griffith
Replies: 27
Views: 8684

Re: Raymond Griffith

David B Pearson wrote:Was he really that big of a deal, or is he an overrated figured foisted by Walter Kerr's fancy in 1975?



Yes, he's that big a deal.

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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Comedy with Penguins
Replies: 5
Views: 1728

Re: Comedy with Penguins

Hi guys Is that the Monty Banks where he's been fighting with his neighbor Tiny Sanford and they end up camping at the same site - except where Tiny is camping on the left of the screen is warm and where Monty's tent is on the right is freezing? There's a bit where somebody throws a bucket of water...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Scott Eyman revews Brent Walkers Sennett Book
Replies: 17
Views: 5231

Re: Scott Eyman revews Brent Walkers Sennett Book

Thanks Richard, for letting me know about his review. And here are some other new reviews: Thomas Gladysz, Silent Film Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/x-7605-SF-Silent-Movie-Examiner~y2010m3d9-Mack-Sennetts-fun-factory Dennis King, Projections: http://blog.wimgo.com/projections/2010/03/08/kudos-f...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Scott Eyman revews Brent Walkers Sennett Book
Replies: 17
Views: 5231

Scott Eyman revews Brent Walkers Sennett Book

Go to the link at :

http://www.pbpulse.com/arts-and-culture ... more-45219

A good review, but Scott always whines about the money. Sometimes I wonder if that's all he's interested in.


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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Puffy's Lunch Break
Replies: 7
Views: 3627

Re: Puffy's Lunch Break

Harry Sweet really had an interesting sense of rhythm and timing, and movements across the screen. one of the best ones I've seen (can't recall the title) had a plot similar to Seven Chances with Harry outracing unwanted brides and facing off against landlady Gail Henry in a tiny apartment. The who...