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Charlie Chaplin in A DAY'S PLEASURE (1919) - A pretty long journey

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

Unlike Charlie Chaplin’s short Sunnyside, at least with A Day’s Pleasure, you can see what Chaplin was aiming at comedy-wise. 358 more words

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Laurel & Hardy in ANGORA LOVE (1929) - This movie gets my goat

Angora Love was Laurel & Hardy’s last silent film (not counting The Tree in a Test Tube, the ’40s Government short in which they appeared without dialogue), and it’s another of their shorts in which their winning characterizations overcome a sitcom-like script. 271 more words

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Now Or Never 1921

Rolin Films/Associated Exhibitors, Inc.

I am a big fan of Harold Lloyd’s early silent pictures and fortunately, most of them were preserved and are available on DVD.  538 more words

Entry #10 - The Artist & A Farewell to Arms

I won’t talk! I won’t say a word!
(The Artist, 2013)

A change of scene! Since the start of Night Porter Cinema I’ve been working in one and the same hotel.

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Charlie Chaplin in HIS PREHISTORIC PAST (1914) - Back in the days before comedy was funny

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

Based on his middling work here, the title His Prehistoric Past could just as easily refer to Chaplin’s herky-jerky Keystone era as it does to this, his final Keystone short. 231 more words

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Charlie Chaplin in GETTING ACQUAINTED (1914) - Looking for love in all the wrong places

Two men (Chaplin and Mack Swain) are bored with their day in the park with their wives (Phyllis Allen and Mabel Normand) – so bored that they take it upon themselves to desert their wives and then hit on each other’s wives. 99 more words

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Charlie Chaplin in THE RINK (1916) - He's a good skate

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

While The Rink is a truly marvelous comedy, I’m not sure that laughter is even the proper response for it. 231 more words

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