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5.0 out of 5 stars What We Have All Been Waiting for, 30 Nov. 2010
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This review is from: Charlie Chaplin at Keystone [DVD] (DVD)
This is it folks. 34 painstakingly restored Keystone films showcasing the evolution of Charlie Chaplins early film career. Featuring the films he made at Mack Sennets Keystone studios in 1914. Including 16 films directed by Charlie Chaplin himself. The films have all new musical scores from Eric Beheim, Neil Brand, Antonio Coppola, Frederick Hodges, Stephen Horne, Robert Israel, Rodney Sauer, The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, Ethan Uslan, and Ken Winokur. All films fully restored from the best 35mm elements gathered from around the world and painstakingly pieced together and restored by the British Film Institute National Archive, the Cineteca Bologna and its laboratory L'Immagine Ritrovata in Italy, and Lobster Films in Paris. A process which has taken 8 years to complete. This set is a must for all Chaplin fans and those interested in silent cinema. Many other stars feature alongside Chaplin such as Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain, Ford Sterling, Chester Conklin, Edgar Kennedy, Billy Gilbert, Charley Chase and Marie Dressler. This BFI 4 dvd release is identical in content to the vastly more expensive region 1 Flicker Alley set. A must buy.

The Films -

MAKING A LIVING
KID AUTO RACES AT VENICE, CAL
MABEL'S STRANGE PREDICAMENT
BETWEEN SHOWERS
A FILM JOHNNIE
TANGO TANGLES
HIS FAVORITE PASTIME
CRUEL, CRUEL LOVE
THE STAR BOARDER
MABEL AT THE WHEEL
TWENTY MINUTES OF LOVE
CAUGHT IN A CABARET
CAUGHT IN THE RAIN
A BUSY DAY
THE FATAL MALLET
THE KNOCKOUT
MABEL'S BUSY DAY
MABEL'S MARRIED LIFE
LAUGHING GAS
THE PROPERTY MAN
THE FACE ON THE BAR ROOM FLOOR
RECREATION
THE MASQUERADER
HIS NEW PROFESSION
THE ROUNDERS
THE NEW JANITOR
THOSE LOVE PANGS
DOUGH AND DYNAMITE
GENTLEMAN OF NERVE
HIS MUSICAL CAREER
HIS TRYSTING PLACES
GETTING ACQUAINTED
HIS PREHISTORIC PAST
TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE (Feature Length)

The Extras -

* Charlie's White Elephant (1916, 6 minutes): an animation by John Colman Terry and Hugh Shields featuring Chaplin.
* Inside the Keystone Project (2010, 10 minutes): a short documentary about international restoration efforts behind the films in this collection
* Silent Traces (2010, 12 minutes): historian John Bengston on several of the Keystone locations
* Extracts from A Thief Catcher (1914,7 minutes): a film recently rediscovered by Paul E Gierucki, with a cameo of Chaplin as a Keystone Cop
* Stills Gallery
* Illustrated booklet written by Jeffrey Vance
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Initial post: 8 Nov 2011 18:58:35 GMT
lorneMowers says:
As you say ''Toonhead'' this identical series of four discs on Amazon in the USA is $79.99 which is far more than our £16.99p. So buy it!
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