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MASTERS OF THE SILENT ERA: REFERENCES

by Amadeus Magnus
MASTERS OF THE SILENT ERA: REFERENCES by Amadeus Magnus
_Part 2 of Masters of the Silent Era: Feature Films _ Impersonations, Tributes, Similarities Lillian Gish in Broken Blossoms; Buster Keaton in Go West Buster Keaton imitates Erich Von Stroheim in The Frozen North Colleen Moore imitates Lillian Gish in Ella Cinders (Marion Davies also did in The Patsy) Famous Bread Roll Dancing Scene: Roscoe Arbuckle in The Rough House, 1917 Charlie Chaplin in The Gold Rush, 1925 Colleen Moore in Ella Cinders, 1926 Charlie Chaplin, 1926 Cry parodies; The Idle Class, 1921; The Kid Brother, 1927 (above) Harry Langdon uses a blind girl before Chaplin (The Strong Man, 1926) Gloria Swanson and Raoul Walsh in… Read more

Part 2 of Masters of the Silent Era: Feature Films

Impersonations, Tributes, Similarities

Lillian Gish in Broken Blossoms; Buster Keaton in Go West

Buster Keaton imitates Erich Von Stroheim in The Frozen North

Colleen Moore imitates Lillian Gish in Ella Cinders (Marion Davies also did in The Patsy)

Famous Bread Roll Dancing Scene:

Roscoe Arbuckle in The Rough House, 1917

Charlie Chaplin in The Gold Rush, 1925

Colleen Moore in Ella Cinders, 1926

Charlie Chaplin, 1926

Cry parodies;

The Idle Class, 1921; The Kid Brother, 1927 (above)

Harry Langdon uses a blind girl before Chaplin (The Strong Man, 1926)

Gloria Swanson and Raoul Walsh in Sadie Thompson, 1926; Brigitte Helm in Mandrake, 1928 (below)

Yeah, Smooth Criminal. College. 1927, Buster Keaton

Is this Chaplin? (Day Dreams; 1922, Buster Keaton)

Bringing Up Lady: The Extra Girl, 1923; Bringing Up Baby, 1938 (below)

Mirror mirror, tell me who is the best comedian in the world?

Charlie Chaplin in The Floorwalker, 1916

Max Linder in Seven Years Bad Luck, 1921

Marx Brothers in Duck Soup, 1933

Again, Chaplin. Hall of Mirrors.

The Circus, 1928

The Lady from Shanghai, 1947

Enter the Dragon, 1973

Malkovich? Keaton? Malkovich ?

The Play House. Buster Keaton, 1921

Another One Week ?

Hereeee’s Johnny !

The Phantom Carriage, 1921

Ménilmontant, 1926; Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 1978

Another Kubrick.

Edna Purviance in A Dog’s Life, 1918; Christiane Kubrick in Paths of Glory, 1957 (above)

The Immigrant, 1917; The Godfather Part 2, 1974

Back to the Future Part 2 : Skull Island!

The Navigator. Buster Keaton, 1924

The World is Yours . Or just the City?

Underworld, 1927

The Artist : Show People plus John Gilbert plus …?

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Seventh Heaven, 1927

Erotica… The eyes look the same .

Louise Brooks in Pandora’s Box, 1929

The Seventh Seal… or What? “Candles in the Wind.”

Destiny, 1921, Macario, 1960 (above)

Inspirations, References

Baby Herman (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) and Freaks’ Harry “Doll” Earles (The Unholy Three)

The Bat(man)

Others;

The Ace of Hearts (1921) => The Star Chamber (1983)
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927) => The Prince and Me (2004) based on same play.
The Crowd (1928) => Penny Serenade (1941)
Show People (1928) => The Artist (2011)
Foolish Wives (1922) => Bedtime Story (1964), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Hard Luck (1921): Harold and Maude (1971) with suicide attempts.
The Show (1927): Don’t Worry, I’m Fine (2006) with “letters”.
The Last Command (1928): The Lives of Others and Assassination of Jesse James with the mirror scene.
The Godless Girl (1929): Titanic (1997) with the fire rescue scene.
Sherlock Jr (1924): Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther serial.
Lonesome (1928): Before Sunrise, The Science of Sleep.
The Blackbird (1926): The Prestige, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking etc.
The River (1929): Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (2003)
Eric Campbell => Divine with eye brows!

Tribute films:

Shadow of the Vampire (2000): Tribute to Nosferatu and lead actor of the film, Max Schreck.
Benny & Joon (1993): Johnny Depp + Buster Keaton + Charlie Chaplin. Watch and see.

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