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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: First review I've seen of "Chaplin at Keystone"
Replies: 26
Views: 14043

Re: First review I've seen of "Chaplin at Keystone"

Gary Johnson wrote:Did I ruffle feathers over there? I didn't even notice.
That was just an after thought attached in response to Richard's thoughtful praise
towards Keystone Charlie (not the film speed debate but the actual clown).

Gary J.


Look in the "site chat" section of threads.

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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: First review I've seen of "Chaplin at Keystone"
Replies: 26
Views: 14043

Re: First review I've seen of "Chaplin at Keystone"

Louie Despres wrote:
Richard M Roberts wrote:
Somebody should start a fight.

RICHARD M ROBERTS


OK, I'm game. I say we have a 2 hour El Brendel slot at next years Slapsticon!



No.

Somebody try harder.

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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: First review I've seen of "Chaplin at Keystone"
Replies: 26
Views: 14043

Re: First review I've seen of "Chaplin at Keystone"

[quote="Gary Johnson"]Since I don’t own the Keystone set as of yet I won’t comment on the film speeds and all of the angst it is causing in some circles - nor will I even comment on it when I do get the DVD. I change speeds all the time when I’m editing film clips so it doesn’t affect me. ...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: First review I've seen of "Chaplin at Keystone"
Replies: 26
Views: 14043

Re: First review I've seen of "Chaplin at Keystone"

Okay, so I figure that by now most of you have guessed that I am less than impressed with the CHAPLIN AT KEYSTONE set, and as I went through the rest of it this last week, even I had began to wonder why I was so annoyed. It was no real surprise to me that the speeds were going to be Shepard slo-mo, ...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Goofytone Newsreel #8
Replies: 0
Views: 1297

Goofytone Newsreel #8

Hey Gang,

Somebody posted this on You Tube, these are always a hoot:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2oRVRluxlI


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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Chaplin Time Traveler?
Replies: 9
Views: 3295

Re: Chaplin Time Traveler?

This started on the silent movie blogs and last night I saw it on the Yahoo News page. Skepticism abounds, but there are lots of photos and films of time travelers. Check out this modern day hipster caught on a trip back to 1940: http://forgetomori.com/2010/fortean/time-traveler-caught-in-museum-ph...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Cine art original films
Replies: 9
Views: 5115

Re: Cine art original films

As I recall, Jimmie Adams did some musical shorts with a quartet in this series as well. The Ranch Boys was it? Something like the group he sings with in the Charley Chase shorts like HIGH C'S and ROUGH SEAS.

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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: First review I've seen of "Chaplin at Keystone"
Replies: 26
Views: 14043

Re: First review I've seen of "Chaplin at Keystone"

Some more thoughts as we look further at CHAPLIN AT KEYSTONE: One missed opportunity regarding the recreation of RECREATION on the Chaplin Keystone set. The restoration here is made up in part of the standard poor quality 16mm blowup from standard 8mm that used to be available from Film Preservation...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: George Jessel?
Replies: 21
Views: 9327

Re: George Jessel?

Haha..... This is so funny, I mean I'll give him props for Norma Talmadge, but that's about it... Once at UCLA I had to transfer Lucky Boy (1928) for a researcher and besides thinking it was an exact duplicate for Jazz Singer, I thought the title said it all....He was a Lucky Boy.......In a weird p...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: First review I've seen of "Chaplin at Keystone"
Replies: 26
Views: 14043

Re: First review I've seen of "Chaplin at Keystone"

Just looked at the transfer of TILLIE, way too slow, you can definitely see the motion frames blur whenever anyone moves fast. If this is natural speed to David Shepard, he definitely needs some uppers. Has anyone noticed that on the cover of the set, Chaplin looks like he's mouthing the word "...