Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tango Tangles


House Style


Tango Tangles by Mack Sennett, 1914:



Chaplin forgoes the Tramp in Tango Tangles (directed by Keystone boss Mack Sennett), portraying instead a valorous fine-faced drunk, the extinct sort of chap who, over-age, leapt at the chance of enlistment / Arbuckle plays a rotund fellow who "likes the hat-check girl" / He picks a man up bodily like Moses ready to smash the Commandments and shakes out the guy's party-guts / At the ball arc-lamps blast full wattage, the kind of you-are-there feeling such lighting arouses — "all this happened" / Magic '14-window / Space-time's a hell of a thing / Especially at Keystone Studios / Where every angle of a ballroom's a different set / And the eyelines are glorious

Tango Tangles by Mack Sennett, 1914:







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Previous pieces on Chaplin at Cinemasparagus:

Making a Living [Lehrman, 1914] / Kid Auto Races at Venice, Cal. [Lehrman, 1914] / Mabel's Strange Predicament [Normand, 1914] / Between Showers [Lehrman, 1914] / A Film Johnnie [George Nichols, 1914]


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