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Silent & Physical Comedy Films & Books

Alasdair M. Satchel "alsatch"
 
The Complete Buster Keaton Short Films [Masters of Cinema] [DVD] [1917]
The Complete Buster Keaton Short Films [Masters of Cinema] [DVD] [1917]
"Keaton, in my mind the master of short form comedy.  Precise masterpieces that still tickle your ribs,"
The Chaplin Revue [DVD]
The Chaplin Revue [DVD]
"Some of Chaplin's finest short puttings."
Laurel & Hardy - The Collection (21-disc Box Set) [DVD]
Laurel & Hardy - The Collection (21-disc Box Set) [DVD]
"One day I'm going to treat myself to this.  I'm positively salivating at the thought of it.  I bow down before the temple of Laurel & Hardy."
Harold Lloyd: The Definitive Collection [DVD]
Harold Lloyd: The Definitive Collection [DVD]
"A very fine collection of Mr Lloyd's work.  You can find this fairly cheaply through several sources, especially at sale time. (Cough cough)"
The Buster Keaton Collection [1926] [DVD]
The Buster Keaton Collection [1926] [DVD]
"A pretty good collection of Keaton's longer works.  Also includes many of his shorts."
Lost & Found: Harry Langdon Collection [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Lost & Found: Harry Langdon Collection [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"Langdon a "forgotten clown".  Massive in his time, I've never seen any of his work, but believe it's just superb."
Unknown Chaplin [DVD]
Unknown Chaplin [DVD]
"A really useful insight in to how Chaplin worked, using celuloid over pen and paper - invaluable"
Buster Keaton - A Hard Act To Follow [DVD]
Buster Keaton - A Hard Act To Follow [DVD]
"Invaluable series on Keaton's work."
The Keystone Comedies Collection [DVD]
The Keystone Comedies Collection [DVD]
"Roscoe Arbuckle, a true, much maligned legend.  Keaton's gaffer."
I, Fatty
I, Fatty
"Fictitious account of Arbuckle's life.  A very well told, entertaining tale."
My Wonderful World Of Slapstick
My Wonderful World Of Slapstick
"Buster's autobiography.  He comes across as a charming sort."
My Autobiography (Penguin Modern Classics)
My Autobiography (Penguin Modern Classics)
"A man who feels he had a lot to proove.  The London period is really beautifully described.  A fascinating read, mostly."
Buster Keaton Remembered
Buster Keaton Remembered
"Really big pictures of Buster at work and play."
Silent Comedy
Silent Comedy
"Merton's book is a brilliant testament to the work of the silent greats, easy to read and extremely well informed.  Bloomin' magic.  Oh and it has lots of lovely big photos."
Fred Karno: Master of Mirth and Tears
Fred Karno: Master of Mirth and Tears
"The sad and sordid tale of Fred Karno, Chaplin & Stan Laurel's 'Gaffer'.  A fascinating man."
The Silent Clowns
The Silent Clowns
"A fine analysis of the major stars of the silent screen."
Charlie Chaplin: City Lights [DVD]
Charlie Chaplin: City Lights [DVD]
"Probably my favourite Chaplin movie.  It'll break your heart."
Charlie Chaplin - Modern Times [1936] [DVD]
Charlie Chaplin - Modern Times [1936] [DVD]
"My other favourite Chaplin, and where my interest in silent comedy started.  I'm still trying to figure out the foot work in the spaghetti song scene.  Brilliant."
Marx Brothers Collection: A Night At The Opera / A Day At The Races / At The Circus / Go West / The Big Store / A Night In Casablanca [DVD]
Marx Brothers Collection: A Night At The Opera / A Day At The Races / At The Circus / Go West / The Big Store / A Night In Casablanca [DVD]
"I really must get this.  Great stuff, but I do find Groucho goes on too much.  But I think that's the point.  Harpo's my man."
Charlie Chaplin Complete Box Set [DVD]
Charlie Chaplin Complete Box Set [DVD]
"Almost complete Chaplin long film collection.  If it's too expensive you can get it in two halves as vol 1 & 2.  See also Countess from Hong Kong - but it's a bit rubbish."
Chaplin [DVD]
Chaplin [DVD]
"A touching, uber sentimental tribute to Chaplin from Richard Attenbourgh.  Downey Jnr is superb in the lead.  John Thaw as Karno is a treat."
The General [DVD]
The General [DVD]
"Keaton's best known long putting, with some fantastic extras including the Railroader and Buster Keaton Rides Again.  Well worth it for the extras alone!"