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Ben Model
Silent film accompanist/historian bringing silent movies to life since 1981. to see a rare film. DVD distributor
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Ben Model Feb 16
More fun press for tomorrow’s Keaton/L&H orch show in Boise!
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Ben Model Feb 15
On the air with Ken and Deb at 94.9fm The River in Boise ID this morning. Talkin’ silent film, Boise Phil, theatre organs, Buster Keaton, Marcel Perez and Laurel & Hardy. Like ya do on a rock station during drive time. :)
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Ben Model Feb 14
Buy Chaplin’s THE KID and watch my “Study In Undercranking” extra — you’ll never look at silent comedy film the same way again.
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Ben Model Feb 14
Before film school comedians had to have built-in chops to make longer films, even in 1916!
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Ben Model Feb 14
Look! A Charlie Chaplin quote that he actually said, with proof! HVD!
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Ben Model Feb 13
Buster Keaton and Marcel Perez both made a huge filmmaking leap at the start of their solo careers.
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Ben Model Feb 12
Boise is more than potatoes. It's also a home to an annual silent film concert! This week will be its 15th year, at the historic Egyptian.
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Ben Model Feb 10
Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, Arbuckle and Normand - today at 2:30 in NYC
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Eric Veillette Feb 9
With at the Revue shooting a segment on Toronto's oldest movie theatres!
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Ben Model Feb 9
Marcel Perez Vol2 press screeners sent out today. Release is Feb 27!
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Bottom Shelf Movies Feb 7
Newly discovered and restored silent comedies are coming to DVD from Undercrank Productions on February 27th in THE MARCEL PEREZ COLLECTION VOL. 2:
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Ben Model Feb 7
Thanks for helping spread the word about the SCFS, George!
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George Hunka Feb 7
This Saturday, (Ben Model, that is) hosts a new program of silent comedies at the Silent Clowns Film Series at :
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Ben Model Feb 7
Press release for Marcel Perez vol 2 DVD just went out. Email or DM me if you didn’t get or are interested in screener. Feb 27!
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Lara G. Fowler Feb 7
Marion Davies with her husband, Merchant Marines captain Horace Brown. Horace is a polarizing figure. I have interviews with him and he had a good heart, but he could be brutish and their marriage wasn't happy. Also note how much he looks like Hearst.
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Kevin_From_NJ Feb 5
- It's here! Thanks Ben! Hope you are well & congrats on this release!
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Ben Model Feb 6
Replying to @Kevin_From_NJ
Thanks! release date is now set for Feb 27
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Ben Model Feb 5
Replying to @TheWidowTillane
Excellent idea. The Mostly Lost brain trust will be a big help.
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eART/Film Feb 5
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Ben Model Feb 5
Replying to @tosilentfilm
speed does look like it was goosed just a tad, judging by the first fall
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