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by charliechaplinfan
January 20th, 2008, 7:18 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: David Shepard
Replies: 39
Views: 14288

Thank you, David. I found the whole thread very interesting and enlightening.
by charliechaplinfan
January 19th, 2008, 5:02 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Buster Keaton
Replies: 21
Views: 4202

:D movieman1957 Neighbours is one of my favorite Buster shorts so far. The way he rescues his girl is ingenius, a comedy reworking of Romeo and Juliet. I have seen One Week, I've been trying to watch his shorts in order but a couple I have seen before. So far I've seen One Week, The High Sign, The G...
by charliechaplinfan
January 19th, 2008, 3:37 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Silent Laughs: Chaplin, Keaton or Lloyd?
Replies: 32
Views: 8921

Well now I've watched Why Worry and I did enjoy it. I sometimes think that some of the gags in Harolds films could be tightened up a little but that's only nitpicking. It was quite ingenious of Harold to use John Aasen a giant and use him to great effect. (I thought Eric Campbell was tall in the Mut...
by charliechaplinfan
January 19th, 2008, 2:04 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Silent Laughs: Chaplin, Keaton or Lloyd?
Replies: 32
Views: 8921

Thankyou Gagman :D :D Harold Lloyd's films have only just been released in the UK and thankfully I acquired them for Christmas along with a book by Jeffrey Vance. So far I have watched in order of preference Safety Last, Girl Shy and The Kid Brother I thought these very good. Ranking just below is F...
by charliechaplinfan
January 18th, 2008, 5:14 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Ruby Keeler
Replies: 16
Views: 5685

I can see both sides. Her dancing in 42nd Street does look awkward and she is so not 'Shanghai Lil' in Footlight Parade yet she was more than Jolson's wife. She did have the cutsy little girl next door to her. She wasn't streetwise like Ginger Rogers and Una Merkel. Somehow though her character work...
by charliechaplinfan
January 18th, 2008, 3:52 pm
Forum: The Essentials
Topic: The Great Dictator
Replies: 19
Views: 20336

mrsl I agree The Great Dictator is not the best Chaplin film and it is not the crowning achievement of a glittering career. It was a film idea that then became a necessity as the Second World War began. In his biography talks about how he had to rush the film as it was needed in Great Britain and al...
by charliechaplinfan
January 18th, 2008, 3:38 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: David Shepard
Replies: 39
Views: 14288

Thanks for your reply. I'll register my request for the Mary Pickford films right away. :) I hope the BFI continue in some way, they have brought some fabulous DVD's to market.
by charliechaplinfan
January 17th, 2008, 3:59 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: David Shepard
Replies: 39
Views: 14288

It's so nice to hear what you have to say. I have seen your name on many of the discs I own and have you to thank for the wonderful quality that makes them so enjoyable. Being a Brit many of my discs come from the BFI but you made a comment about them, are they in danger of pulling out of the market...
by charliechaplinfan
January 17th, 2008, 3:22 pm
Forum: Classic Film Literature
Topic: Christmas Books
Replies: 5
Views: 11012

I hope you all got the books you wanted for Christmas. I got the Silent Movie Book mentioned, it's very good. Father Christmas also brought 3 books by Jeffrey Vance one each on Chaplin, Lloyd and Keaton. Also a book entitled Marlene Dietrich Photographs and Memories.
by charliechaplinfan
January 17th, 2008, 3:13 pm
Forum: The Essentials
Topic: The Great Dictator
Replies: 19
Views: 20336

Thanks knitwit 45 I can get that movie to watch :)

You're not the only technically challenged one. I pretty dire myself.
by charliechaplinfan
January 17th, 2008, 1:49 pm
Forum: The Essentials
Topic: Born Yesterday
Replies: 15
Views: 19309

I love Judy Holiday in this movie but to me she's just as good in It Should Happen to You. The storyline is just so ahead of it's time. You could easily imagine someone like that today. OK, it's called reality TV but the movie has something very sweet and innocent about it.
by charliechaplinfan
January 17th, 2008, 1:46 pm
Forum: The Essentials
Topic: The Great Dictator
Replies: 19
Views: 20336

Although the Great Dictator is not Chaplin's best film by a long way, it is still a good film and very brave. I can imagine it would be difficult to hit the right note at the time and as stated it was more a work of propaganda rather than a riotously funny comedy, as such it's one of the best propag...
by charliechaplinfan
January 17th, 2008, 12:19 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Silent Laughs: Chaplin, Keaton or Lloyd?
Replies: 32
Views: 8921

I'm in the process of renting out Laurel and Hardy's Laughing Twenties to watch with my daughter. I'll update members of the Laurel and Hardy thread. Somehow I think she'll be blown away. She's 5 and a big Buster and Charlie fan already :D
by charliechaplinfan
January 17th, 2008, 6:59 am
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Silent Laughs: Chaplin, Keaton or Lloyd?
Replies: 32
Views: 8921

Chaplin knew that once his Little Fellow talked it would narrow his range and alienate some of his audience. He was right, he couldn't continue producing comedies with the Little Fellow and I think this had more to do with his voice than his age. He did make three wonderful films away from the Tramp...
by charliechaplinfan
January 16th, 2008, 2:58 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Silent Laughs: Chaplin, Keaton or Lloyd?
Replies: 32
Views: 8921

I would place Harold Lloyd below Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Sorry if I have offended anybody :) I think Harold Lloyd a very fine comedian but he didn't have the urge for perfection that Chaplin and Keaton did. As for Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, my preference is for Charlie but Buster ...

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