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Broom Hilda by Russell Myers for March 25, 2020

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    rekam Premium Member 4 days ago

    We saw “The Great Dictator” when on a trip to British Columbia. It was banned in the US at the time.

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    wiatr Premium Member 4 days ago

    No Charlie Chaplin but I do have a couple Harold Lloyd films on tape.

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    danketaz Premium Member 4 days ago

    Not even a tinkly piano soundtrack?

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    e.groves  4 days ago

    I bought a Chaplin DVD just for the roller skating scene.

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    jagedlo  4 days ago

    Time to explain silent films, Broomie!

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    david_42  4 days ago

    No piano?

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    Rockaway Beach Bum  4 days ago

    International sales were huge. And uncomplicated.

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    Zebrastripes  4 days ago

    Today’s generation will NEVER appreciate the start of an industry, which they all enjoy today.

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    carlzr  4 days ago

    No color and no sound is a good description of a weekly comic strip here.

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    The Reader Premium Member 4 days ago

    Thank God, no laugh track!

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    marilynnbyerly  4 days ago

    And they aren’t colorizing it either. (Do they still do that?) My favorite story about why colorizing is a crime against movies is a Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) movie, THE WOMAN IN GREEN. You’d think the woman would be wearing green. Nope, purple. Holmes is commenting about her, and he says something like she acts as if she’s in the purple. That means she acts like she has noble blood. Hence, the purple dress.

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    oldlady07  4 days ago

    A beloved relative who had Alzheimers went on a trip with us in our small motorhome. He was understandably worried because he wasn’t sure who we were or where we were going. He was also very hard of hearing which made explanations more difficult. Feeling like an airline stewardess, I played Charlie Chaplin movies for him. He loved the movies, he could laugh and tell us about what Charlie was doing. Chaplin saved the trip for all of us.

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    BotGun  4 days ago

    Do you like Stephen King?

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    Teto85 Premium Member 4 days ago

    “City Lights,” “The Great Dictator,” “Gold Rush,” and “Modern Times,” all on our short list for this “staycation.”

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    Teto85 Premium Member 4 days ago

    And Charlie’s granddaughter has done some pretty good work as well, “The Crimson Field,” “The Hour,” and that “Game of Thrones.”

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    buckman-j  4 days ago

    City Lights might be the Best Silent Film I’ve ever seen, certainly my fave Chaplin.

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    Sisyphos  4 days ago

    (Sorry, I can’t resist this: Resistance Is Futile!)

    Better, get Nerwin fixed….

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    Orcatime  3 days ago

    Not that she didn’t feel old already!

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