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by Richard M Roberts
Fri May 14, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SLAPSTICON 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

SLAPSTICON 2010

Hey Gang, The timed and dated program schedule is now up at the Slapsticon website, with some new added titles as well. http://www.slapsticon.org/program.html If you are planning to book a hotel room, I recommend you do so very soon, as they are running low and I believe the cutoff date is some time...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri May 14, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Rosa Rio Dies
Replies: 1
Views: 1060

Re: Rosa Rio Dies

Truly Sad News, because with the loss of both Rosa Rio and Bob Mitchell in the past year, I think we've now lost the whole generation of accompanists who actually played for Silent Films when they were new. But then again, it was amazing to have any of them with us this long.

RICHARD M ROBERTS
by Richard M Roberts
Tue May 11, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Slapsticon 2010 registration?
Replies: 3
Views: 1936

Re: Slapsticon 2010 registration?

Yes it bleedin well is! You think we've got time to change the darn date everywhere for you nit-pickys! Just send it in, you'll get your dang ticket! Charm Before Coffee, RICHARD M ROBERTS OK, OK!!! I just didn't want to get the s*%t beat outta me by the Silent Comedy Mafia for not paying the corre...
by Richard M Roberts
Tue May 11, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Slapsticon 2010 registration?
Replies: 3
Views: 1936

Re: Slapsticon 2010 registration?

Just looked at the Slapsticon website and clicked on the registration link and on the tab at the top it says "2008 Slapsticon Registration". I was wondering if this is the same form, price, and address for 2010's event? Yes it bleedin well is! You think we've got time to change the darn d...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon May 10, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Problems with reply posting
Replies: 4
Views: 1686

Re: Problems with reply posting

Hey Gang, When I post a reply with a quote attached to this website, I'm having trouble typing in a response. The message jumps up and down as I type, and the hilighting to cut and paste seems to be a bit uncontrollable. Is anyone else having this problem with this site, or is it my computer? It on...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon May 10, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Problems with reply posting
Replies: 4
Views: 1686

Problems with reply posting

Hey Gang, When I post a reply with a quote attached to this website, I'm having trouble typing in a response. The message jumps up and down as I type, and the hilighting to cut and paste seems to be a bit uncontrollable. Is anyone else having this problem with this site, or is it my computer? It onl...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon May 10, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Why the Decrease in Film Quality When Sound Came In?
Replies: 6
Views: 2865

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

Bob, this was exactly my point. In making the composite prints for those early talkies with a variable density track, the density for the soundtrack was more important than the picture, heavier contrasts caused distortion and in many cases the picture quality was sacrificed to get a clearer soundtr...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Slapsticon 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2242

Re: Slapsticon 2010

I just noticed that Slapsticon and the SF silent film festival are on the exact same dates this year, which cancels me out... I'm very disappointed I am going to miss another one, since money is tight I was already going to have to come alone but since my wife already booked our SF hotel, etc I'm l...
by Richard M Roberts
Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:42 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Hallroom Boys at the TCM Film Festival
Replies: 3
Views: 1492

Re: Hallroom Boys at the TCM Film Festival

That sounds like a new method at getting previously neglected film preserved. The next time a company wants to re-restore "Gone With The Wind" for the umpteenth time have someone at the archive splice in reels and reels of silent films to the back end. Clark Gable walks out on Scarlett an...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Raymond Griffith
Replies: 27
Views: 8848

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...