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by Bill Sprague
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING
Replies: 31
Views: 27774

Re: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING

The use of ones' actual names as their user names was one of the best ideas for a web forum such as this. This idea plainly identifies the complainers. "The complainers at Nitrateville often use phony user names to mask their silliness. This site plainly identifies them as people who really do ...
by Bill Sprague
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING
Replies: 31
Views: 27774

Re: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING

People should be thankful that the film is available at all and stop their complaining. It appears that some people just need to have something to say. "Nitrateville" seems to be a forum for all of the complainers that cannot be satisfied no matter what is released.
by Bill Sprague
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: WEISS-O-RAMA on sale through Amazon from Sprocket Vault
Replies: 9
Views: 7898

Re: WEISS-O-RAMA on sale through Amazon from Sprocket Vault

Great to see this fine set of comedies is still available. "SPRINGTIME SAPS' would be a great one to lead off Volume 2 if you decide to go forward with a Volume2 in the future.
by Bill Sprague
Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Silent Comedies with Scenes in Movie Theaters
Replies: 5
Views: 5500

Re: Silent Comedies with Scenes in Movie Theaters

HOWLING HOLLYWOOD- (1929)
by Bill Sprague
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Initiating the Young (or "What Worked for YOU?")
Replies: 12
Views: 27990

Re: Initiating the Young (or "What Worked for YOU?")

My first exposure to silent comedy was when I was in the first grade and PBS was running the Laurel and Hardy silent shorts with the intertitles intact. I remember these words in silent comedies were among the first words I had read in my life outside of school. Later on, I started watching "Le...
by Bill Sprague
Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HOLDING HIS OWN 1917 George Ovey
Replies: 8
Views: 5805

Re: HOLDING HIS OWN 1917 George Ovey

David, Thanks for sharing this. It is great to see another George Ovey title. Yes, and Steve, if the people who post on YouTube do not do their homework, they often get the dates wrong. I noticed that the director of this title was Milton Fahrney. There is a "Milt Farney" listed in the cas...