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by Rob Farr
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....
Replies: 18
Views: 7460

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

I first read of the on-set fight in James Robert Parish's The Funsters , published in 1979, a (slightly) more reputable source than the National Enquirer, tho he might have just been recounting that paper's story. In Parish's retelling of the technician's account, they actually came to blows. I'm su...
by Rob Farr
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Larry Semon DVDs
Replies: 11
Views: 4498

Re: Larry Semon DVDs

Here is a set from Alpha Video that has some titles not on the Grapevine sets. Alpha’s quality peaks out at “just OK”, but at least you’re only out $6.
by Rob Farr
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Larry Semon DVDs
Replies: 11
Views: 4498

Re: Larry Semon DVDs

Beware of Silent Hall of Fame because they offer overpriced DVD’s that were bootlegged from other other DVD’s or YouTube. There is no comprehensive set derived from the best quality materials, but I would try Grapevine Video who released two sets of his shorts and two of his features. Kino Lorber’s ...
by Rob Farr
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Ron Hutchison passes away
Replies: 3
Views: 2146

Re: Ron Hutchison passes away

Some speech was scheduled for last night, but instead of watching it, I decided to pay tribute to Ron by watching one of his Vitaphone discs. I think he'd approve.
by Rob Farr
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....
Replies: 18
Views: 7460

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

"Grumpy Old Vaudevillians".
by Rob Farr
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Saw STAN AND OLLIE last night.....
Replies: 18
Views: 7460

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

Missed opportunities indeed. The rift over “that elephant movie” which provides the central conflict could easily have been written as something grounded in reality. For example, Stan had no problem fighting Hal Roach tooth and nail for artistic control, but apparently went into a deep depression up...
by Rob Farr
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: MAID IN MOROCCO (1925) Lupino Lane
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

Re: MAID IN MOROCCO (1925) Lupino Lane

I don't know how the stunt was done but it strikes me that this would make a great animated GIF with Lane going round and round, assuming a better quality video could be found.
by Rob Farr
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: MAID IN MOROCCO (1925) Lupino Lane
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

Re: MAID IN MOROCCO (1925) Lupino Lane

Lane's loop-de-loop stunt at 18:31 is one of the greatest in film comedy history.
by Rob Farr
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Well blow me down with an anchovy.
Replies: 14
Views: 6767

Re: Well blow me down with an anchovy.

After reading early reports that the animosity between Stan and Babe were underplayed and only marginally figured into the plot, I was surprised that the emotional arc of the whole damn film hinged on their mutual antagonism. I'm not saying to avoid the film, but if you know Laurel & Hardy’s his...
by Rob Farr
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Other Side of the Wind Trailer
Replies: 0
Views: 2128

Other Side of the Wind Trailer

Apparently it's going to have its world premiere in Venice and then on Netflix in November. Nice to see the quality of Welles' footage has been preserved. Trailer here.