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That's an awesome video, Thump! Thanks for posting, and it's great to see you back here....
Thanks. Glad to be here.
Yeah, it's hard to find silent comedy fans in real life, especially ones that are my age (I'm in Paul's age group). I have a friend who is a fan of Chaplin, but I have yet to convince him to watch any of Keaton's films.
Sadly, it seems as though this generation has something against anything that's old. I just recently watched a video where they asked kids to name Looney Tunes characters and the results were depressingly low. I almost had a heart attack when a kid said that he had never heard of Looney Tunes.
I don't do Facebook or Twitter, but if any of you guys do, please feel free to advertise. Also, it's cool to read your reviews every week, nice to see another silent comedy fan on board.
Believe it or not, in everyday life, I have never met another person, in 16 years of interest, that shared my interest in silent comedy. Barring fan conventions, I think they barely exist. It's been a strictly Internet thing for me.
Well, I was just watching some of the shorts off of Volume 4 again & gave this one another whirl. My opinions of it have not changed much--it's good, but to call it the GOAT or one of the all-time greats; I don't know, it's never struck that chord with me. And yes, I know I'm in a very tiny minority feeling that way.
Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of funny shit here, but even when watching some of those scenes--like Moe getting dragged through the wall--I kept flashing to Listen, Judge and thinking how it was pulled off better there. Not only that one, but the "Can we fix it" routine or the painting coming down on a stooge's head.
And I do wince more than a little bit whenever the climbing spike action occurs...
I know I'm being a party pooper, but Conga, while entertaining, is hardly the pinnacle of shorts for me--sorry folks, just my lousy $0.02...
8 out of 10....
I wonder, are there any Keaton fan groups on websites like Facebook or Twitter? If so, maybe we could convince some of them to join this website.
I think this site is now a victim of its own success. We're having to stretch into contests and other comics because truly everything that's known about the Three Stooges is on here. It really is an amazing accomplishment - I thought this site was stunning when I first found it, and it's only gotten better over the years.