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Oh Doctor (1917)

This comedy directed by and starring Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle is also an early vehicle for Buster Keaton, who plays his spoiled and immature son. While a bit rough around the edges, there is some good physical and situational comedy here. 758 more words


February 1917

Most of the headlines for this month relate to the First World War, and increasing international tensions that will bring the US into the war soon… 363 more words


Film #254: His Wedding Night (1917)

director: Roscoe Arbuckle (Fatty)
language: silent
length: 19 minutes
watched on: 26 December 2016 (plane 5/6)

Along with Cops, this was also in Air France’s Buster Keaton collection, and was randomly the one I decided to watch next. 515 more words


The Knockout - 1914

The most clever moment of The Knockout is a part where the film breaks the fourth wall. Pug, played by Fatty Arbuckle, has to change in order to get ready for a boxing match. 798 more words


Long-form project

I’d argue that the best thing for something like this is to have a long-form project, some sort of ambitious, ridiculous, and possibly even punishing adventure that, at a minimum, also promises some regular content built around a theme. 81 more words


The Sunday Intertitle: A Film in Intertitles

Time to give your negative capability a workout, folks! Reduced to its title cards, the 1915 slapstick romance WISHED ON MABEL, starring Mabel Normand and Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, becomes both abstract and winsome. 79 more words


TDISH: The Scandal that Rocked Hollywood

On September 5, 1921, Hollywood funnyman Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle rented a hotel room in the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco to relax and have some fun with friends. 121 more words

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