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by Chris Seguin
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Coming in November..........
Replies: 6
Views: 2206

Re: Coming in November..........

Well, so much for November— Canadian Thanksgiving is in October, so bupke for me.
by Chris Seguin
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Coming in November..........
Replies: 6
Views: 2206

Re: Coming in November..........

Despite being neither lazy nor an ingrate, I thank you deeply and sincerely for making this happen.
by Chris Seguin
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 20
Views: 9163

Re: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday

I DID put that up! And that'll go onto the amazon review as well. These sets are just spectacular, and those commentaries are worth the price alone. I believe the word I'm looking for to describe them is .... inestimable.

Keep 'em comin', RMR!
by Chris Seguin
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Brats - Silent Version
Replies: 4
Views: 1993

Re: Brats - Silent Version

I’d imagine the reason the silent version ran 50’ shorter is that Blackhawk had a habit of cutting frames from their silent “adaptations” to approximate a natural speed at 18fps. Run the silent BRATS at 24fps and it’s gonna look pretty darned zippy.
by Chris Seguin
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's 1947 two-reeler UN DUEL À MORT now on DVD/Blu-Ray
Replies: 4
Views: 2677

Re: Keaton's 1947 two-reeler UN DUEL À MORT now on DVD/Blu-Ray

Well after 40 years of waiting and waiting, I finally got to see this film. In a word, it's a treat. Agreed, Ed, it starts out pokey (it's not dissimilar from the Merton of the Movies footage in that it's almost home movie-like), but the duel itself is fun and charming. It also comes at a really int...
by Chris Seguin
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....
Replies: 18
Views: 9133

Re: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....

I could easily imagine Stan absolutely wanting to call it quits with the big studios in 1944, with Babe's reaction being "last time you went searching for greener pastures it brought us here -- and you've been miserable ever since!" So most people here are right, there were lots of opportu...
by Chris Seguin
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Well blow me down with an anchovy.
Replies: 14
Views: 8399

Re: Well blow me down with an anchovy.

I feel like if they stuck to the true dramatic arc of Laurel & Hardy’s actual lives and careers between 1939-1957 it would be too tragic for celluloid.
by Chris Seguin
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Laurel & Hardy in "Morton's Plumbing Shop"
Replies: 1
Views: 2298

Laurel & Hardy in "Morton's Plumbing Shop"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_9ZVwUTheo This really is one of the holiest of Laurel & Hardy holy grails. Unheard – and unknown – for almost 75 years until it was unearthed last year by John Tefteller, this clip is from a rarest of rare rehearsal performance of “Morton’s Plumbing Shop”, a pil...