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The Edinburgh Fringe One-Weeker 2016 – Another Fine Mess, 25th August 2016

Breaking our usual rules about only seeing things in Edinburgh that we would not be able to see at home, we’re next off to see Northampton’s own White Cobra Productions’ performance of… 280 more words

Chris Sparkle

The Gag Man review: a brutal insight into the silent comedy business

The consensus view on Clyde Bruckman was summed up by Tom Dardis, biographer of Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton: “he was not very funny, and he drank too much”. 487 more words

Silent Film

7th August - On This Day In History


1960 David Duchovny (actor)


1957 Oliver Hardy (comedian – Laurel and Hardy)

On This Day:

1990 Operation Desert Shield begins with US troops deployed to Saudi Arabia… 14 more words

The 2nd Kennington Bioscope Silent Comedy Weekend: the laughter returns

It’s back, the perfect post-Pordenone pick-me-up: a weekend of giggles at the Cinema Museum curated by the inimitable David Wyatt. I heard great things about last year’s event, but this time you’ll have double the fun with a two-day festival. 203 more words

Silent Film

Movie Mad

Director: Ub Iwerks
Release Date:
 August 29, 1931
Stars: Flip the Frog
Rating: ★★★

‘Movie Mad’ starts with Flip the Frog reading a book titled ‘How to be a Movie Actor’ and imitating Charlie Chaplin. 262 more words

Black And White Films

When Harry & Brian met Stan & Ollie

Well, we’re here just outside of Ulverston, looking forward to another retro bike festival, A l’ancienne.

We brought Brian (Rourke) and Harry (Hall) along for the ride. 166 more words