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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Keaton's The Blacksmith
Replies: 13
Views: 15445

Re: Keaton's The Blacksmith

Over the years I've seen four different versions of The Blacksmith and I'm wondering if there are any other permutations out there. Also, do any Mafia Members know which is the "definitive" version? By "definitive" I mean the final cut for American release. These are the version...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Slapsticon Hotel Room Rate Ends June 18th
Replies: 0
Views: 1131

Slapsticon Hotel Room Rate Ends June 18th

Just a reminder Gang that you have four more days to make your Hotel Reservations at the Holiday Inn to get the $99 a day Special Slapsticon rate. The Holiday Inn was kind enough to add a few more rooms to the block, so there are still some rooms available, but they are going fast and will soon be g...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SLAPSTICON 2010 to unveil lost and unknown Chaplin Film
Replies: 35
Views: 14501

Re: SLAPSTICON 2010 to unveil lost and unknown Chaplin Film

It was mentioned in Peter Haining's British book about Chaplin referencing a 1965 interview. Chaplin's last interview was in 1966 around the time of Countess by Richard Meryman. It appeared in the UK Guardian and US Life in 1967, but he doesn't mention being a Cop. As I've said elsewhere, this is a...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Message for Richard Warner
Replies: 7
Views: 2309

Message for Richard Warner

Hey There Richard, Thanks for the nice words on that other minor silent comedy newsgroup. Please do not be afraid to come over and join the Silent Comedy Mafia, there's room here for experts and novices alike, and fear not my "rudeness" (though I must say, some of the rudest people I've ev...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Could "Lost Keaton" lead to "Lost Langdon"
Replies: 10
Views: 5488

Re: Could "Lost Keaton" lead to "Lost Langdon"

Thanks for the heads up on the complete Franco e Ciccio, Richard! I believe it's a 300-disc set retailing for 2 euro ;) As always, I'm keenly anticipating any new DVD releases, no matter how shrouded in mystery they are -- especially those slated from Mr. Gierucki et al. And what's this I hear abou...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Could "Lost Keaton" lead to "Lost Langdon"
Replies: 10
Views: 5488

Re: Could "Lost Keaton" lead to "Lost Langdon"

Just curious, since Kino's gone to the effort to release the five existing Langdon silent features, alongside their Keaton releases. If Kino has the courage to release the Educational Keatons, is a release of the Educational Langdons too farfetched an idea? Just asking because, after the release of...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Okay, back to the other 3 days, 23 hrs 50 min of Slapsticon
Replies: 3
Views: 1495

Okay, back to the other 3 days, 23 hrs 50 min of Slapsticon

Yeah, Chaplin this, Chaplin that. Great, we got the word out, and everyone's a buzzin, but now lets stop to remember all the other great stuff wer're running at Slapsticon 2010. Heck, A THIEF CATCHER ain't even the only "lost" film we're gonna be running this year. Did I bother to mention ...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SLAPSTICON 2010 to unveil lost and unknown Chaplin Film
Replies: 35
Views: 14501

Re: SLAPSTICON 2010 to unveil lost and unknown Chaplin Film

Great research Michael! Thank you, Rob. First, I have to say I owe everything I've done - literally, everything - to Bo Berglund; specifically to his landmark article "The Day the Tramp Was Born" in the Spring 1989 issue of Sight and Sound . From that, I gleaned the best way to document T...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Roberts on the Radio: Slapsticon
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

Re: Roberts on the Radio: Slapsticon

As always, Richard, you make for fascinating listening. I could listen to your dulcet tones for hours. (Or, at least, 67 minutes). Ahhh, quit smoozin! Believe me, I hear these dulcet tones more than all and I certainly get tired of hearing them. I just wish that interview had gotten up sooner. It m...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Silent Comedy Mafia.com's 1st Anniversary
Replies: 10
Views: 3567

Re: Silent Comedy Mafia.com's 1st Anniversary

[quote="Paul E. Gierucki"]On the occasion of our 1st anniversary, Richard, Rob and myself would like to thank everyone for the many detailed, insightful, and fascinating contributions posted throughout this last year. The educated discussion and the extraordinary respect shown between the ...