History of VMA Silent Comedies

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Buster Keaton

Actor discovered by Fatty Arbuckle, started out as a child actor in vaudeville

deadpan look

Buster Keaton was known for his ____?

modern

Buster Keaton's films had a very _____ feel.

Three Keatons

Buster Keaton and his parents formed the _____ in vaudeville.

sherlock jr, the general

What are two examples of Buster Keaton's films?

acrobatic

Buster Keaton was incredibly _________.

acrobatic, every man

Harold Lloyd was ________ and played the ______.

Keystone Studios, Essanay, Mutual, First National, United Artists

What are the five companies Charlie Chaplin has worked for? (KEM FNU)

terrible

Chaplin had a ______ childhood.

The Tramp

Chaplin's persona "______" lasts the entirety of his career.

The Kid

What was Chaplin's first feature film?

Pickford, Fairbanks, Griffith

Who were the three people Chaplin formed United Artists with?

Max Cennet, Keystone Studios

Who discovered Charlie Chaplin and what company did he own?

Star System

Max Cennet resisted the __________.

1914-1931

When was the Picture Palace Era?

stores

Nickelodeons were no longer appropriate during the Picture Palace Era - most returned to being _________.

balconies, stages, orchestra pits, elaborate lobbies, huge staffs

What did these temples built for cinema have? (5 things)

theme

Many picture palaces were built with a ______ in mind.

NYC

The Strand is in what city?

upper classes

Who were the picture palaces built to appeal to?

organs

Picture palaces often had ______.

dollar

People went from paying a nickel to a _______ for picture palaces.

Chicago, air conditioning

Picture palaces in _______ put ______ in theaters so audiences didn't wane during the summer.

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