Tomato is Another Day

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Sara Ackerman
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Tomato is Another Day

Postby Sara Ackerman » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:55 pm

Has anybody ever heard of this? I found it on YouTube while searching for Harold Lloyd.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ue3dly1zjk

Are there anymore of these available?

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Rob Farr
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Re: Tomato is Another Day

Postby Rob Farr » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:26 pm

Wow. That's really...something...or other...
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Paul Penna
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Re: Tomato is Another Day

Postby Paul Penna » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:47 pm

Ed Wood Meets Tim Burton.

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Re: Tomato is Another Day

Postby Rob King » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:08 am

That's an interesting movie, Sara. Sibley Watson was a poet and avant-garde filmmaker. I’ve seen his Fall of the House of Usher (1928) (not to be confused with the more famous Jean Epstein version from the same year); but this film was new to me. Interestingly, Watson’s version of the Poe story completely lacks intertitles, so, at a guess, I’d say he was one of those avant-gardists who trusted the “autonomy of the image,” outside of any verbal supplement. Hence this little movie about the redundancy of words.

Of course, none of this is very funny (well, maybe in a David Lynch kind of way). I wonder what was the first real comedy to satirize talking pictures? Sennett’s A Hollywood Star (1929) (off the top of my head)?

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Re: Tomato is Another Day

Postby Rob Farr » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:42 am

Rob King wrote: I wonder what was the first real comedy to satirize talking pictures? Sennett’s A Hollywood Star (1929) (off the top of my head)?


Tho it's not a comedy, my vote goes to A Cottage on Dartmour (1929) tho I don't know whether the Sennett short was released first.
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Jim Kerkhoff
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Re: Tomato is Another Day

Postby Jim Kerkhoff » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:06 pm

Golly that's weird! Shades of "A Fatal Glass of Beer" just not as funny.

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Re: Tomato is Another Day

Postby Daniel Eagan » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:10 am

Tomatos Another Day is available in a beautiful print on Volume 2 of Unseen Cinema, "The Devil's Plaything: American Surrealism." (http://www.unseen-cinema.com/)


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