Locomotives and Comedy

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Paul E. Gierucki
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Locomotives and Comedy

Postby Paul E. Gierucki » Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:24 pm

I ran across this comedy compilation (set to Glenn Miller's Chattanooga Choo Choo) on YouTube.
Deftly handled. The editor didn't miss a trick:



Enjoy!

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Re: Locomotives and Comedy

Postby Richard M Roberts » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:47 am

Paul E. Gierucki wrote:I ran across this comedy compilation (set to Glenn Miller's Chattanooga Choo Choo) on YouTube.
Deftly handled. The editor didn't miss a trick:



Enjoy!

-- Paul E. Gierucki


And I'll blow his cover and say that that was put together by silentcomedymafia's own and fellow Silent Comedians.com exile Gary Johnson. Take a bow Gary!

RICHARD M ROBERTS

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Re: Locomotives and Comedy

Postby Chris Seguin » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:04 pm

In a word, "holy smokes". (Well, two words.) Brilliant. (grrr, three words)

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Re: Locomotives and Comedy

Postby Gary Johnson » Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:55 pm

Did somebody call me?

Sorry, I'm busy packing my bag and hopping a train to Slapsticon.
Don't want to be late........

Gary J.

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Re: Locomotives and Comedy

Postby Sara Ackerman » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:41 pm

Great job, Gary. I hope you didn't miss your train.

Could anyone list all of the films featured in this clip? The only one I didn't recognize is the clip with the man and woman running towards the back of the train as it gains speed.

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Re: Locomotives and Comedy

Postby Gary Johnson » Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:57 pm

I think I know the answer.........

Gary J.

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Re: Locomotives and Comedy

Postby Sara Ackerman » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:20 am

That's great.

Could you list the films for me? Please?

Sara

Steve Rydzewski
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Re: Locomotives and Comedy

Postby Steve Rydzewski » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:07 pm

Wow I must have missed the train! I was wondering what happened to almost everyone at si-com.com Now I know!
Hello everyone, old friends and new. I'm happy to be here.

Just enjoyed Gary's train video - thanks for the tip, Paul. The guy and girl hopping the train is Mabel Normand and Ralph Graves in "The Extra Girl."

And Gary, yer not really headed for Slapsticon are you? Is it on again??? I'm always the last to know!

SteveR, 30th Street Station, Philadelphia

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Re: Locomotives and Comedy

Postby Sara Ackerman » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:37 pm

Thanks, Steve. I've yet to see that movie.

Sara

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Re: Locomotives and Comedy

Postby Agnes McFadden » Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:13 pm

That is really well done.

I grew up listening to Glen Miller (my father's favorite Big Band), so I really enjoyed that being paired with the silent clips.
I don't think that I have ever seen silents paired with Big Bands before. I know that the theme was the train tie-in, but the Miller band and the clips played great together.

It was gfreat to see such a variety of clips in it. My only concern woudl be the scene from Harold Lloyd's 1926 film " For Heaven's Sake". That one may cause some problems if Lloyd's Grandaughter sees it ( under the circumstances, let's hope that she doesn't).

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