Saturday, September 08, 2007

Slapstick Blog-a-Thon Day 2

Today we observed Day 2 of the Slapstick Blog-a-Thon by watching a bit more of the Three Stooges -Disorder in the Court, which we have on DVD but which can also be viewed online at the Internet Archive and at googlevideo. I think the funniest part of that one is Curly's swearing-in bit. Here it is:

We also watched Laurel and Hardy in The Flying Deuces. We have this one on VHS and DVD (we'll pass the VHS on to The Elder Son now that we have the DVD), but it can be viewed online at the Internet Archive and at LikeTelevision. In this film Laurel and Hardy join the French Foreign Legion, which still recruits and serves.

We closed the day with Buster Keaton in Steamboat Bill, Jr., which we also have on DVD but which can be viewed online at googlevideo and at the Internet Archive. It is an interesting coincidence that Steamboat Bill, Jr. features a storm that has high damaging winds, rain and flooding, reminding me that this is the Galveston Hurricane anniversary. We have watched Buster Keaton in The General, but not since I started keeping this blog. More recently we have seen him in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (one of my all-time favorites) and as himself in Sunset Boulevard. Shoot the Projectionist evaluates 3 by Buster Keaton as part of the blog-a-thon.


1001Flicks has a review of Steamboat Bill, Jr.

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