Silent Comedies

100 Essential Silent Film Comedies  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Nov. 30, 2017
100 Essential Silent Film Comedies

100 Essential Silent Film Comedies by James Roots
English | May 11th, 2017 | ASIN: B072LWT8YG, ISBN: 1442278242 | 358 Pages | EPUB | 15.22 MB

From the moment films were first produced, comedy has been a key feature of cinema. From just before the turn of the twentieth century until the early 1930s, audiences celebrated the brilliant humor of cinematic clowns who left their marks forever. We still remember—and laugh at—the hilarious antics of Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and many others.

Marc Minkowski - Lully: Comedies-Ballets (1988)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 7, 2018
Marc Minkowski - Lully: Comedies-Ballets (1988)

Marc Minkowski - Lully: Comedies-Ballets (1988)
EAC FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:07 | 393 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Erato | Catalog: 2292 452862

Marc Minkowski was one of the most promising conductors to emerge in the 1990s, having carved out a niche for himself (and his hand-picked ensemble, Les Musiciens du Louvre) in the lesser-known works of the French and Italian Baroque. In the competitive fields of early music and historical performance, he has garnered considerable critical acclaim and managed to bring works of relative obscurity to the attention of wider audiences.

British Comedies of the 1930s Volume 8 (2015)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Jan. 5, 2018
British Comedies of the 1930s Volume 8 (2015)

British Comedies of the 1930s Volume 8 (2015). The Camels Are Coming (1934) + Me and Marlborough (1935)
DVD Video | PAL 4:3 | 720x576 | 1hr 16mn + 1hr 20mn | 6.83 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitles: None
Genre: Comedy

The ebullient comedy films of the 1930s brought escape and laughter to millions of British cinemagoers, enabling veteran stars of the music-hall and theatre to reach out to a wider audience ­ making household names of performers like Leslie Fuller, Hal Gordon, Bobby Howes, Ernest Lotinga and Gene Gerrard. Although comedy would prove to be the decade¹s most successful film genre, many of these classic early talkies have remained unseen since their original release. From boisterous knockabout humour to polished adaptations of popular stage farces, this ongoing collection showcases a wealth of rare features, each presented uncut, in a brand-new transfer from the best available elements in their as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

British Comedies of the 1930s Volume 7 (2015)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Dec. 18, 2017
British Comedies of the 1930s Volume 7 (2015)

British Comedies of the 1930s Volume 7 (2015). The Dominant Sex (1937) + Lost in the Legion (1934)
DVD Video | PAL 4:3 | 720x576 | 1hr 08mn + 1hr 10mn | 7.67 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitles: None
Genre: Comedy

The ebullient comedy films of the 1930s brought escape and laughter to millions of British cinemagoers, enabling veteran stars of the music-hall and theatre to reach out to a wider audience ­ making household names of performers like Leslie Fuller, Hal Gordon, Bobby Howes, Ernest Lotinga and Gene Gerrard. Although comedy would prove to be the decade¹s most successful film genre, many of these classic early talkies have remained unseen since their original release. From boisterous knockabout humour to polished adaptations of popular stage farces, this ongoing collection showcases a wealth of rare features, each presented uncut, in a brand-new transfer from the best available elements in their as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

British Comedies of the 1930s Volume 6 (2015)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Nov. 29, 2017
British Comedies of the 1930s Volume 6 (2015)

British Comedies of the 1930s Volume 6 (2015). The Black Hand Gang (1930) + Old Spanish Customers (1932)
DVD Video | PAL 4:3 | 720x576 | 0hr 45mn + 1hr 06mn | 3.96 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitles: None
Genre: Comedy

The ebullient comedy films of the 1930s brought escape and laughter to millions of British cinemagoers, enabling veteran stars of the music-hall and theatre to reach out to a wider audience ­ making household names of performers like Leslie Fuller, Hal Gordon, Bobby Howes, Ernest Lotinga and Gene Gerrard. Although comedy would prove to be the decade¹s most successful film genre, many of these classic early talkies have remained unseen since their original release. From boisterous knockabout humour to polished adaptations of popular stage farces, this ongoing collection showcases a wealth of rare features, each presented uncut, in a brand-new transfer from the best available elements in their as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Comedies of Nihilism: The Representation of Tragedy Onscreen  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by hill0 at Nov. 21, 2017
Comedies of Nihilism: The Representation of Tragedy Onscreen

Comedies of Nihilism: The Representation of Tragedy Onscreen by Amir Khan
English | 21 Dec. 2017 | ISBN: 3319598937 | 196 Pages | PDF | 3.58 MB

This book presents close-readings of seven post-millennial comedic films: Up in the Air, Tropic Thunder, JCVD, Winnebago Man, The Trotsky, Be Kind Rewind, and Hamlet 2. It is a sequel to Stanley Cavell’s 1981 landmark study of the comedic genre,

British Comedies of the 1930s Volume 5 (2015)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Oct. 17, 2017
British Comedies of the 1930s Volume 5 (2015)

British Comedies of the 1930s Volume 5 (2015). Joy Ride (1935) + Radio Lover (1936)
DVD Video | PAL 4:3 | 720x576 | 1hr 13mn + 1hr 03mn | 7.39 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitles: None
Genre: Comedy

The ebullient comedy films of the 1930s brought escape and laughter to millions of British cinemagoers, enabling veteran stars of the music-hall and theatre to reach out to a wider audience ­ making household names of performers like Leslie Fuller, Hal Gordon, Bobby Howes, Ernest Lotinga and Gene Gerrard. Although comedy would prove to be the decade¹s most successful film genre, many of these classic early talkies have remained unseen since their original release. From boisterous knockabout humour to polished adaptations of popular stage farces, this ongoing collection showcases a wealth of rare features, each presented uncut, in a brand-new transfer from the best available elements in their as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
Eclipse Series 10: Silent Ozu - Three Family Comedies (1931-1933) [Criterion Collection] [REPOST]

Eclipse Series 10: Silent Ozu - Three Family Comedies (1931-1933) [The Criterion Collection]
3xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 4:3 | 720x480 | 8500kbps (I Was Born, But…, Tokyo Chorus), 8000kbps (Passing Fancy) | 17.3Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 192Kbps | Japanese intertitles with optional English subtitles
Full Time: 04:50:00 | Japan | Comedy, Drama

In the late twenties and early thirties, Yasujiro Ozu was working steadily for Shochiku studios, honing his craft on dozens of silent films in various genres, from romantic melodramas to college comedies to gangster pictures—and, of course, movies about families. In these three droll domestic films—Tokyo Chorus, I Was Born, But . . . , and Passing Fancy, presented here with all-new scores by renowned silent-film composer Donald Sosin—Ozu movingly and humorously depicts middle-class struggles and the resentments between children and parents, establishing the emotional and aesthetic delicacy with which he would transform the landscape of cinema."

Kevin Smith: Silent but Deadly (2018)  Video

Posted by Tavaz at May 13, 2018
Kevin Smith: Silent but Deadly (2018)

Kevin Smith: Silent but Deadly (2018)
WEB-DL | MKV | 1920x1080 | English | H264 @ 10189 kbps | E-AC-3 @ 224 kbps | 57 min 34 s | 4.19 GiB
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy

Director and podcaster Kevin Smith's stand-up debut which nearly killed him. Recorded on February 25, 2018 at the Alex Theater in Glendale, CA. Immediately after the show, Smith suffered a near-fatal heart attack, created by a 100% blockage of his …
Jenny Lin - Federico Mompou: Silent Music (Musica Callada, Secreto) (2011) [Re-Up]

Jenny Lin - Federico Mompou: Silent Music (Música Callada, Secreto) (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 217 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Steinway & Sons | # 30004 | Time: 01:14:19

Música Callada (Music of Silence) is a very special work, one of the most beautiful and elusive in the entire piano repertoire. It is extremely difficult to perform. On the one hand, there’s the temptation to stretch each piece out hypnotically, if monotonously, while quicker speeds preserve the music’s melodic essence at the expense of much of its atmosphere and harmonic richness. For although much of the music is indeed quiet, and none of it moves quickly, it is all meaningful. Mompou himself found the perfect balance between incident and repose, and of all the pianists since, Jenny Lin arguably comes closest to doing the same, only in much better sound. It’s not so much that her tempos match Mompou’s own (she’s actually not copying him–it would hardly be possible in a work containing 28 individual pieces), but rather that her phrasing and sense of timing let the music breathe and sing with its own special poetry. To take just one example, consider the sadness that Lin finds in the fourth piece, “Afflitto e penoso”, by allowing the piece’s harmonic color time to speak simply and eloquently.