The Silent Films of Harry Langdon (1923-1928) by James L. Neibaur

By James L. Neibaur

Harry Langdon was once a silent display comic not like the other. Slower in velocity, extra studied in circulation, and quirkier in nature, Langdon challenged the comedian norm through supplying comedies that have been usually edgy and sometimes surreal. After a profitable run of brief comedies with Mack Sennett, Langdon grew to become his personal manufacturer at the start nationwide images, making such positive aspects as Tramp Tramp Tramp, The robust Man, and Long Pants sooner than turning into his personal director for Three's a Crowd, The Chaser, and Heart Trouble.

In The Silent motion pictures of Harry Langdon (1923-1928), movie historian James Neibaur examines Langdon's unusual, attention-grabbing paintings through the silent period, while he made landmark motion pictures that have been usually prior to their time. largely reviewing the comedian's silent reveal paintings movie by way of movie, Neibaur makes the case that Langdon may be accorded an identical lofty prestige as his contemporaries: Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. With attention-grabbing insights into the paintings of an under-appreciated artist, this booklet can be of curiosity to either lovers and students of silent cinema.

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