Monday, February 05, 2007

"Writing" Comedy with Fatty Arbuckle

From Photoplay, April, 1918. Roscoe, Al, and Buster are the focus of this brief examination the improvisational methods employed by most slapstick comics before the arrival of sound. The short in question is, of course, Out West. The anonymous author has an obsession with quotation marks that rivals that of George Herriman!

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