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Iíve never really got silent films but have always quite liked Buster Keaton. Thereís a documentary about him on Sky and seeing his highlights he was just astonishing. Itís a sad story that anyone as talented as he was ended up as he did. Anyway, itís worth a look.

 

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Phew! I thought this was going to say that he'd died.

 


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Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

Iíve never really got silent films but have always quite liked Buster Keaton. Thereís a documentary about him on Sky and seeing his highlights he was just astonishing. Itís a sad story that anyone as talented as he was ended up as he did. Anyway, itís worth a look.

Very talented.

Though growing up there was a lot more of Harold Lloyd on the TV.

 

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Originally posted by Stirlingsays

Very talented.

Though growing up there was a lot more of Harold Lloyd on the TV.

The General was probably his most famous film worth watching. He also had a hit with Steamboat Bill Jr. Disney decided to parody that movie and came out with a cartoon called Steamboat Willy which was the first appearance of Mickey Mouse.

Like a lot of the stars from the silent era Sound was not kind to their careers. It is amazing when you look at him and Harold Lloyd how they did their own stunts and how dangerous they were.

 


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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 30 Jun 20 4.12pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

As a child I recall a Christmas staple on TV was the half-hour compilation of silent movie clips, which entailed a pally patronising narration by some American bloke.

Inevitably the programme featured the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton , Keystone Cops etc. But, my own favourite was cross-eyed Ben Turpin who could be always relied upon to suffer some physical indignity for our entertainment.

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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 30 Jun 20 4.54pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

The General was probably his most famous film worth watching. He also had a hit with Steamboat Bill Jr. Disney decided to parody that movie and came out with a cartoon called Steamboat Willy which was the first appearance of Mickey Mouse.

Like a lot of the stars from the silent era Sound was not kind to their careers. It is amazing when you look at him and Harold Lloyd how they did their own stunts and how dangerous they were.

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'Safety Last' 1923.


 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 30 Jun 20 5.53pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

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'Safety Last' 1923.


Even more extraordinary when you think he was missing the thumb and first finger of his right hand after an explosive stunt went wrong earlier in his career.

 

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Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

Even more extraordinary when you think he was missing the thumb and first finger of his right hand after an explosive stunt went wrong earlier in his career.

I think he had doubles for the really dangerous stuff.

Edited by Stirlingsays (30 Jun 2020 5.56pm)

 

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When I saw the thread title, I thought he'd died.

Phew.

 


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View Cannonball's Profile Cannonball Flag Oxley, Arkansas 02 Jul 20 5.52pm Send a Private Message to Cannonball Add Cannonball as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

I think he had doubles for the really dangerous stuff.

Edited by Stirlingsays (30 Jun 2020 5.56pm)

He did all his own stunts without safety gear- nutter

 


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View Jimenez's Profile Jimenez Flag SELHURSTPARKCHESTER,DA BRONX 02 Jul 20 8.07pm Send a Private Message to Jimenez Add Jimenez as a friend

Originally posted by Cucking Funt

When I saw the thread title, I thought he'd died.

Phew.

Roaring {20s} Bender.

 


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