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Jonathan Trevithick
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I watched Stan and Ollie in "Two Tars" on 16mm. It's Blackhawk with magnetic sound (couldn't play the soundtrack as my Bell and Howell is optical only).

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Steve Klare
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Excellent!

"Two Tars" was my first L&H. I have it in Super-8 from Blackhawk.

It started this exchange you hear a lot in my house:

"Who started all this?!"
"THEY DID!!"

It's either that or "That's the house up thaarrr...right on top if the stoop!"

Do you know what's on your soundtrack? My Two Tars has the Blackhawk musical score on it.

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Jonathan Trevithick
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Hi Steve.
I have no idea what's on the soundtrack. I only have one 16mm projector capable of magnetic sound but the worm gear's gone. I would guess it's a music soundtrack. Lovely print and a very funny short. I hadn't seen it before.

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Thomas Murin, Jr.
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Friday on 16mm:
OH HEAVENLY DOG
Good condition LPP print. Some minor scratches throughout and some sprocket repair at the beginning of reels 1 & 2.

Saturday, also on 16mm:
THE MOUSE AND HIS CHILD
Good condition print. Not low fade but holding it's color very well. Some minor scratches and splices throughout.

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We watched "Liberty" with Stan and Ollie. Stranded way atop, I think Hollywood Boulevard, on girders. Not only are they stuck on top but to add to the comedy Ollie has a crab caught in his pants and Laurel has a fish. Way down below you can see the streetcars. This is a very funny film. They make the most out of one prop. In the "Music Box" it's a Piano. In "Big Business" it's a Christmas Tree. And in this one it's a comedic ballet on top of a skyscraper. I have the Blackhawk sound print, which is just music.

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Dino Everette
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In preparation for my big screening in Maine next week (and as a diversion from my recent GS1200 deliberations) I ran some test reels through my Pathescope Premier 28mm projector. I just had the motor rewound, and had to re-size the drive belt so I want to make sure everything is working in tip top shape before running the 100 year old film. The first was a reel that was marked as reel 2 of another title turned out to be an early split reel. The first half I am still not sure, but the second half was one of the most hilarious but brutal early comedies I have ever seen called THE MYSTERIOUS VILLA It is obviously an early french title, possibly with Andre Deed, that I haven't figured out the exact title yet. I also watched a professionally made home movie shot on Christmas day 1921 in Short Hills, NJ - trying to have my sister who is a professional genealogist track down the family..

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Dave Velazquez
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My girlfriend and I watched a cartoon double feature:

Popeye At The Fair (beautiful color)
The Sorceror's Apprentice (not as bright as Popeye but gorgeous to behold regardless)

Then we screened Poltergeist that I happily just purchased from Steve Siegel on this forum. It is a Derann print and looking fantastic. The film arrived on 2 1200' reels. I had the joy of splicing it down onto 600' reels for my Elmo ST600 and I didnt lose a single frame in the process!

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Laksmi Breathwaite
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Hi Guys I went back to Mark Twain days with The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with Walter Brennan. It was a a nice night with a 400 reel nice print color super 8mm. I love the scene where Tom and Becky are in the cave and Tom in the court room Wow. The nife throw from Injon Joe.  -

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Panayotis A. Carayannis
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Willis Obrian !!!!!!!! ?????????????

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Michael O'Regan
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quote:
I watched Stan and Ollie in "Two Tars" on 16mm. It's Blackhawk with magnetic sound ...
Was this common with Blackhawk? 16mm with magnetic rather than optical sound?

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Laksmi Breathwaite
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I mean Walter Brennan as Muff Potter' Not the maker of King Kong.

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Tony Stucchio
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quote:
quote: I watched Stan and Ollie in "Two Tars" on 16mm. It's Blackhawk with magnetic sound ...

Was this common with Blackhawk? 16mm with magnetic rather than optical sound?

I have catalogs from 1974 - 1982, and during that time they only offered optical sound for 16mm, magnetic sound for 8mm and Super 8.

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Michael O'Regan
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quote:
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quote: I watched Stan and Ollie in "Two Tars" on 16mm. It's Blackhawk with magnetic sound ...

Was this common with Blackhawk? 16mm with magnetic rather than optical sound?
I have catalogs from 1974 - 1982, and during that time they only offered optical sound for 16mm, magnetic sound for 8mm and Super 8.

Yes, this is my experience too. Interesting. I'll start a separate topic so as not to interefere with the flow of this one.

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Janice Glesser
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I watched Charley Chaplin in "The Pawn Shop"...8mm silent. The scene where he disassembles an alarm clock to see if it's working is hysterical.

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Tony Stucchio
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quote:
I watched Charley Chaplin in "The Pawn Shop"...8mm silent. The scene where he disassembles an alarm clock to see if it's working is hysterical.
The look on Albert Austin's face throughout that scene is priceless -- especially on the way out when someone asks him for the time.

This short is especially relevant now with all the Pawn Shop reality TV shows on cable now. (Guilty pleasure alert.)

Janice,

May I ask what version you have? Is it the restored Van Bueren Blackhawk?

Thanks

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Richard Bock
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Janice-that is a hysterical film. we watch Chaplin films a lot and it's almost unreal how many laughs the films still get.

Dino-those films look great and a 28mm projector, amazing. I especially like the guy with the sharp points sticking through him. Don't tell me if he lives at the the end, I'll wait to see the film. [Cool]

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Osi Osgood
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Thanks fopr those screenshots of "Tom Sawyer". I have that feature (3X600ft, with a trailer for "Snow White" at the beginning), and while the color does have a slight Kodak SP browning, I think that the color, from what I have seen of many prints of this, wasn't stellar to begin with, as, the "ABC Films" logo has perfect color at the beginning, then the feature is only so so color thorughout. Some scenes brilliant, others only passable.

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Laksmi Breathwaite
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"Tom Sawyer". I have that feature (3X600ft, with a trailer for "Snow White" at the beginning
Wow Osi I am burning with envy! You lucky dog I love Tom . I wish I had the whole movie but my digest has all the best scenes. I love this movie so much as a kid I built a raft and sailed down the flood canals in Los Angeles. I got down about a mile and the cops stopped me and my Huck friend.

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Tony Stucchio
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BE BIG with Laurel and Hardy. A Super 8 sound print from Blackhawk. This is a much better film than its reputation indicates -- it is quite funny but the boot gag does go on too long. It's an "OK" print -- sharp but printed a bit dark. At least the faces aren't washed out.

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Michael De Angelis
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Often we see films by ourselves and are familiar with the plot.

There was a special presentation of Way Out West at the Lowes State Jersey,
with about 400 people and when Sharon Lynn - Lola, beggs if her dear, dear,
daddy was dead, and Stan replies - I hope so, they buried him.
- The crowed roared so hard and long with laughter that it buried - you could
not hear Lola's next line- Oh, it can't be.

Unforgettable.
[Smile]

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Tony Stucchio
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The crowed roared so hard and long with laughter that it buried - you could
not hear Lola's next line- Oh, it can't be.

Without getting to far off topic -- this is unusual since Stan Laurel is on record stating that they usually edited the films to allow for the laughter -- so after a line or scene like that the actors would just stand around doing and saying nothing on film to allow the laughter to die down -- as in a live performance.

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Graham Ritchie
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Laksmi

Nice story about about your LA rafting experence [Smile] If you check out "8mm print reviews", there is as bit of a write up on the movie itself.

I agree its one of the best on Super8 and a real joy to watch. I think it was filmed in two strip Technicolor.

Graham.

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Laksmi,that little story of your raft prank shows a boy who had a
nice childhood.There was no need for computer games etc when
all you needed was your imagination.The film,I haven't seen for
over thirty years,but can still recall Injun Joe,Muff Potter,Aunt
Polly & cousin Sid,not to mention Becky.The cave scenes were especially well done.I myself loved the books as a youngster,and
Mark Twain, like Dickens, could certainly tell a tale.You've got a
little treasure there Laksmi,I'm envious.

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Movieland Magic 1946
Without doubt the nicest 16mm technicolor film in the collection and oh so interesting as we are taken on a tour of Warners in all its colourful glory. It’s so full of gorgeous colour and songs I don’t know where to start but the inclusion of ‘The Singing Dude’ amongst others makes this 20 minute spectacular a real treat to see. I think I’m right in that this is the longest episode WB made from the ‘Technicolor Specials’ as well.

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Laksmi Breathwaite
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Hey I guess after Tom Sawyer I watched WIZARD OF OZ super 8 digest and it had nice color all the best scenes nuff said!!!  -

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