Saul Levine, "The Big Stick" with footage of Chaplin.

--Bill Wees

William C. Wees
Emeritus Professor, McGill University
Postal addess: Dept. of Art History and Communication Studies
Arts Building West
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 2T6
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Subject: Re: [Frameworks] Vaudeville & silent clowns in experimental film?

On May 19, 2012, at 3:27 PM, Shona Masarin wrote:

Hello all,

Does anyone know of any experimental films that have explored vaudeville, 
slapstick and/or silent era clown films (eg. Buster Keaton) in some way or 

Ken Jacobs, "Ontic Antics Starring Laurel and Hardy: Bye, Molly" (2005).

I am working on a collaborative dance film with choreographer, Cori Olinghouse, 
who has been studying movement forms like eccentric dance, mime, and voguing. 
Our film will seek to invoke the spaces of Vaudeville through a Dada/Surrealist 
eye. We are attracted to the way these two forms share aspects of humor, 
oddity, and slapstick.
Here's a link to a preview of our film project on our Kickstarter page:

Some films that have inspired us thus far are Hans Richter's "Ghosts Before 
Breakfast" and Anna Halprin in James Broughton's "Golden Positions".

Any leads will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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