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Joseph Banfield
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Registered: Jun 2010

 - posted October 18, 2018 05:23 PM      Profile for Joseph Banfield   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
As the title says, "The Bakery" released in 1921 and featuring Larry Semon and Oliver Hardy is a film I recently received from the Netherlands. This is the Super 8 version released by Blackhawk supplied on a 400' reel.

The contrast and sharpness are excellent for a film of this vintage. The picture is nice and bright with great black levels and looks great projected quite large too. The opening, all title cards, as well as the end title are all the fantastic original Vitagraph titles from 1921 and not generic Blackhawk ones, although Blackhawk is shown before and after the film as would be expected.

I have screened this film three times now and it gets lots of laughs and seems to be a real crowd-pleaser. I like it too and is really one of Semon's funniest from his Vitagraph days, in my opinion.

So, if you are looking for a great silent comedy to show, this one has every gag imagineable from start to finish. BTW, this film was never issued by Blackhawk as a scored version so you will have to settle for silent only.

I highly reccommend this film!!!

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Osi Osgood
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From: Mountian Home, ID.
Registered: Jul 2005

 - posted October 19, 2018 11:31 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It reminds me of "Dough and Dynamite' (Chaplin, 1914)

Thanks 4 the review. [Smile]

"All these moments will be lost in time, just like ... tears, in the rain. "

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