Silent Comedies

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."
Eclipse Series 10: Silent Ozu - Three Family Comedies (1931-1933) [The Criterion Collection] [Repost]

Eclipse Series 10: Silent Ozu - Three Family Comedies (1931-1933) [The Criterion Collection]
3xDVD9 | ISO | NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | HQ Scans (PNGs) | ~281 mins | 5,99 Gb + 5,85 Gb + 6,01 Gb
Silent with optional score AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Japanese intertitles with optional English subtitles
Genre: Comedy, Drama | Japan

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.
La Simphonie du Marais, Hugo Reyne - Charpentier: Musiques pour les comedies de Moliere (2012)

La Simphonie du Marais, Hugo Reyne - Charpentier: Musiques pour les comedies de Moliere (2012)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:33 | 394 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Musiques à la Chabotterie | Catalog: 605010

It would not, perhaps, be too much of a stretch to think of Marc-Antoine Charpentier as a sort of late 17th century Poulenc. Poulenc is known for two distinct artistic faces, one a comedian of the zaniest sort, and the other capable of expressing the most profound emotional depth. Charpentier's work lay in almost complete obscurity for nearly two centuries when in the late 20 century it began being brought to light, revealing one of the most fertile and inventive musical minds of the Baroque. He has been known almost exclusively for his religious music, and particularly for his gift for expressing the darkest grief.

UKTV - Richard E. Grant on Ealing Comedies (2016)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Oct. 3, 2016
UKTV - Richard E. Grant on Ealing Comedies (2016)

UKTV - Richard E. Grant on Ealing Comedies (2016)
PDTV | 960 x 540 | .MKV/AVC @ 1455 Kbps | 2h 14mn | 1.49 GB
Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Richard E. Grant tells the story of the legendary British film studio, Ealing Studios, and the incredible output that formed a genre all of its own. To celebrate the new series Gold will also air a season of classic films including Passport to Pimlico, Kind Hearts and Coronets and The Lavender Hill Mob.
A Companion to Shakespeare's Works: The Poems, Problem Comedies, Late Plays: Poems, Problem Comedies, Late Plays v. 4

A Companion to Shakespeare's Works: The Poems, Problem Comedies, Late Plays: Poems, Problem Comedies, Late Plays v. 4 by Richard Dutton
English | 15 Aug. 2005 | ISBN: 1405136081 | 496 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

This four–volume Companion to Shakespeare′s Works, compiled as a single entity, offers a uniquely comprehensive snapshot of current Shakespeare criticism. Brings together new essays from a mixture of younger and more established scholars from around the world – Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Examines each of Shakespeare s plays and major poems, using all the resources of contemporary criticism, from performance studies to feminist, historicist, and textual analysis.
The Comedies of Machiavelli: The Woman from Andros; The Mandrake; Clizia (Hackett Classics) (Repost)

The Comedies of Machiavelli: The Woman from Andros; The Mandrake; Clizia (Hackett Classics) by Niccolo Machiavelli
English | 2007 | ISBN: 0872209016 | 419 Pages | PDF | 12 MB

Though better known today as a political theorist than as a dramatist, Machiavelli secured his fame as a giant in the history of Italian comedy more than fifty years before Shakespeare's comedies delighted English-speaking audiences.

Chaplin's Mutual Comedies (1916-1917)  Video

Posted by Rare-1 at Sept. 25, 2014
Chaplin's Mutual Comedies (1916-1917)

Chaplin's Mutual Comedies (1916-1917)
Bluray 720p | MKV | 960 x 720 | AVC @ 12100 Kbps | 400 min | 27.80 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: None
Genre: Short, Comedy, Silent | USA

Flicker Alley and The Blackhawk Films® Collection are proud to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Little Tramp with the premiere of Chaplin’s Mutual Comedies, a 5-disc Blu-ray/DVD box set, presented for a limited time in a collector’s edition SteelBook case. The collection features 12 newly restored films (The Floorwalker, The Fireman, The Vagabond, One A.M., The Count, The Pawnshop, Behind the Screen, The Rink, Easy Street, The Cure, The Immigrant, and The Adventurer), all scanned under the aegis of Association Chaplin at a resolution of 2,000 lines from original 35mm prints gathered from archives all over the world, then digitally assembled and restored, a collaborative effort of Lobster Films in Paris and L’Immagine Ritrovata in Bologna, Italy. Each film offers the option of either improvised piano accompaniment or a full orchestral score. Among the many well-known composers and musicians featured are Eric Beheim, Neil Brand, Timothy Brock, Antonio Coppola, Carl Davis, Stephen Horne, Robert Israel, the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, Maud Nelissen, Donald Sosin, and Gabriel Thibaudeau.

Safety Last! (1923) [The Criterion Collection #662] [ReUp]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at March 28, 2014
Safety Last! (1923) [The Criterion Collection #662] [ReUp]

Safety Last! (1923)
2xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:13:46 | 7,13 Gb + 7,50 Gb
Two Score tracks #1 AC3 2.0 and #2 AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps each + Commentary track
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Classics | The Criterion Collection #662

The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin is the sweet innocent, Keaton the stoic outsider, but Lloyd—the modern guy striving for success—is us. And with its torrent of perfectly executed gags and astonishing stunts, Safety Last! is the perfect introduction to him. Lloyd plays a small-town bumpkin trying to make it in the big city, who finds employment as a lowly department-store clerk. He comes up with a wild publicity stunt to draw attention to the store, resulting in an incredible feat of derring-do on his part that gets him started on the climb to success. Laugh-out-loud funny and jaw-dropping in equal measure, Safety Last! is a movie experience par excellence, anchored by a genuine legend.

Silent World - N° 1/2013  Magazines

Posted by Mendose at Jan. 24, 2014
Silent World - N° 1/2013

Silent World - N° 1/2013
German | PDF | 100 pages | 110 MB

Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies [repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at Feb. 12, 2013
Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies [repost]

Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies
36xDVDRip | AVI / XviD, ~776 kb/s | 640x480 | Duration: 18:15:19 | English: MP3, 96 kb/s (2 ch) | 6.7 GB
Genre: Cultures / Languages

There is no more important author in Western literature than William Shakespeare. And his plays—whether a comedy like A Midsummer Night's Dream; a history like Henry IV; or a tragedy like Hamlet—are treasure troves of insight into our very humanity. Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, Tragedies introduces you to Shakespeare's plays and explains the achievement that makes Shakespeare the leading playwright in Western civilization.