Benitin y Eneas by Pierre S. De Beaumont and Bud Fisher

Benitin y Eneas

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  1. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, almost 4 years ago

    Good morning, Vagabonds: I won big at Bingo last night, but I really play because I enjoy the company of the others. We need a new Bingo set – the numbers are incomplete and the new set that was bought at K-Mart dircharges the balls all over the room. It’s my assignmnet to check the web to see if there’s a better Bingo set.

    I’m recording “Thief of Bagdad,” the silent film version right now. My question is: If films were silent but they were accompanied by music, (this one is by Rimsky-Korsakoff) why couldn’t the voices be recorded just as the music was?

  2. davidf42

    davidf42 said, almost 4 years ago

    Morning, Village.
    Arye, the answer to that is, it was tried. The producers experimented with putting the voices on a sound recording and playing it at the same time the film was running. But the problem was synchronization. They couldn’t get the voice to sync with the mouth movements. It looked as bad, if not worse, than watching a foreign film with the actors speaking a different language than what the audience hears. Some of the old silent films were able to introduce sound effects, however, that were quite effective, like screams, or police sirens, or whistles, or the neighing of horses, etc.

  3. davidf42

    davidf42 said, almost 4 years ago

    My turn in the trivia department.
    Which Our Gang member appeared in more episodes than any other child actor? This same actor also had the longest tenure as an Our Gang member.

  4. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, almost 4 years ago

    @DAVID: I’ll take a wild guess: Mickey Rooney?

  5. dkram

    dkram said, almost 4 years ago

    Hi all, is this our gang?
    Well David, I looked in IMDb, I found “Our Gang” a movie (1922), but not a series. “Little Rascals”?
    We had snow last night, looks kind’da pretty out there.
    The movie makers also tried color by hand painting each frame of the film, made the people look like they were on fire, so they dyed the film different colors to set the mood for the seen. The black & White seens from the “Wizard of Oz” in the original release were dyed blue.
    Ok, I got’a go.

  6. Florchi

    Florchi said, almost 4 years ago

    Good Morning on Oscar Sunday…

    Tonight’s the night. Miami Herald film critic, Rene Rodriquez, predicts the winners with “Should Win” & “Will Win” picks. For BEST PICTURE: Should Win – Beasts of the Southern Wild; Will Win – Argo.

    And his pick for Best Documentary – Searching for Sugar Man – looks like a shoo-in.

  7. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 4 years ago

    Good morning, Vagabonds.

    David, I’ll take a guess that it was Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer.

    Off to church now. I’ll check in later.

  8. Montana  Lady

    Montana Lady said, almost 4 years ago

    Good Morning, Villagers,

    And, speaking of Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer………………if any of you are familiar with the movie :White Christmas"……..there is a story line that the “Girls’” brother was the “Boys’” Friend in the Army……well……the picture Vera Ellen shows to the guys is Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer.

  9. Teh

    Teh GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer was also in It’s a Wonderful Life in a scene from the dance above the pool

  10. woodworker318

    woodworker318 said, almost 4 years ago

    No snow yet from our “third Sunday Storm”, just rain so far. Supposed to turn to snow later and leave 1 to 2 inches. I’ll believe it when I see It.

  11. Shirttail Slim

    Shirttail Slim said, almost 4 years ago

    G’day Vagabonds. I must have forgotten the submit again this morning.
    Good to see more comments. We’re here to socialize, not just listen. And I admit to being just a listener sometimes.
    Maybe we’ll all get looser as the weather warms up?

  12. Shirttail Slim

    Shirttail Slim said, almost 4 years ago

    Daytona: Wonder how many something-teen girls are watching that number ten green car, anf thinking, “I bet I could do that”? Wonder how many will try some day?
    I am rooting for Danika Patrick.

  13. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 4 years ago

    Slim, I used to be just a “lurker”. More fun to comment.

    Rita, our minds must work alike. I almost put in an AKA of “Benny ‘Freckle-faced’ Haynes the dog-faced boy”. If you do a Google search of Carl Switzer, one of the photos that pops up is the snapshot that “Judy” shows to “Bob” & “Phil”.

  14. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 4 years ago

    I didn’t remember that Switzer was also in “It’s a Wonderful Life”, but now that I think back on it he was the one who thought he had a dance with Mary (Donna Reed) and George (Jimmy Stewart) cut him out. He and a friend are the ones who, in revenge, opened up the floor to reveal the pool.

  15. davidf42

    davidf42 said, almost 4 years ago

    I’ll post the answer tomorrow if no-one guesses it.
    Mickey Rooney was never in the Our Gang comedies, he was in the Mickey McGuire comedies.
    Alfalfa is not the correct answer, although he was in a bunch of them.

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