THE SLAPSTICK ENCYCLOPEDIA. Comedy is still silent film's most popular genre but the sheer quantity and variety can be overwhelming once new viewers step off the beaten path. This collection is essentially a crash course in silent comedy, not just slapstick but every kind of funny film, broad and subtle. You'll see famous famous like Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd but you will also meet more obscure talents who are worthy of your attention and laughter. Great box for newcomers and veterans alike.
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The wonderful, quirky and gritty films of 1915.
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One Thousand Nights at the Movies: An Illustrated History of Motion Pictures, 1895-1915 by Q. David Bowers and Kathryn Fuler-Seeley. Big, beautiful and gorgeous, this coffee table-size book is dedicated to movies from their beginning as projected entertainment to the dawn of the feature film era. Lavishly illustrated with photographs of films, programs, posters and vintage theaters, it's easy to spend hours flipping through its pages. It's 400 pages long and weighs 6.5 lbs. so you will also get your workout while you read it!
I shall be participating in…
I will be covering Max Linder in Max Learns to Skate (1907).
I will be covering Under the Claw (1912).
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