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Charlie Chaplin in CITY LIGHTS (1931) - That Tramp just can’t catch a break, can he?

Most of the time, Chaplin’s Tramp appeals to me because he manages to hold his own in a world that couldn’t care less about him. Paradoxically, City Lights works so beautifully because in it, the harder the Tramp tries, the harder he gets knocked down. 638 more words

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'Seven Chances' (1925)

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Seven Chances (1925)
Directed by and starring Buster Keaton
Based on a play by Roi Cooper Megrue…
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Laurel & Hardy in LEAVE 'EM LAUGHING (1928) - A dental visit was never so funny

From Charlie Chaplin in Laughing Gas (1914) to Steve Martin in Little Shop of Horrors (1986), for decades movie comedians have known that you can’t go wrong exploiting comedy from people’s fear of dentists. 270 more words

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Laurel & Hardy in LIBERTY (1929) - Not that there's anything wrong with that

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

According to Laurel & Hardy biographer Randy Skretvedt, Liberty was conceived when an ongoing joke from L&H’s previous film had to be cut. 353 more words

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Charlie Chaplin in EASY STREET (1917) - An old-fashioned comedy classic.

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

Chaplin’s detractors complain that much of his work is old-fashioned and melodramatic. I don’t find anything wrong with that, when it’s done well. 304 more words

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I was never a fan of Mel Brooks, but always felt like I was required to be. After all, the comedy world has put him on such a high pedestal, it seems like one must either find him funny, or appreciate him for his genius. 455 more words

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THE WEEKEND CINEMA

As a little sequel to the previous post, here is “The Golem´s” prequel from 1920 with music background by Hans Landsberger.

It is worth knowing that the scenography for the film was designed by… 32 more words

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