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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.