ep. 37: Mostly Lost, Keaton’s The Cameraman and The General, an electric organ and Laurel & Hardy

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On this episode Ben talks about: the annual Mostly Lost film identification workshop at the Library of Congress, currently postponed until 2021; underscoring a key scene in Keaton's "The Cameraman" and noticing a parallel with "Singin' In The Rain", playing for "Spite Marriage", the challenge of introducing and presenting "The General" at a college show; playing for Laurel & Hardy on a 1980s electric theatre organ, and using that console's MIDI function to bring the sound of the Wurlitzer to a cinema; how Ben chooses and utilizes piano or organ for score recordings, and much more. episode 37: "Comedy Today! – Buster Keaton and Laurel & Hardy" Missing the Mostly Lost workshop, cancelled this year due to the pandemicMaking an alternate accompaniment for The CameramanThe Cameraman’s kiss in the rain and Singin’ In The Rain: Copy, homage or coincidence?Spite Marriage comes to life with an audienceMark Fuller, member of Southwest Silents in Bristol, England talks about The Silent Comedy Watch PartyPutting The General in context and avoiding too much chase musicSponsorship: Found at Mostly Lost, Volumes 1 & 2 from Undercrank ProductionsHow Ben became a home video distributor Finding different ways to accompany the scare gags in Liberty with Laurel & HardyPlaying Wurlitzer sampled sound through MIDI at the AFI Silver Theatre on an Allen 3600 electric organFAQ - How do you record your prepared accompaniments?Kerr recommends the podcast You Must Remember This: Episodes 121-131, Fact-checking Hollywood Babylon - the Silent Era Links from the episode: The Mostly Lost workshopBuster receives a kiss in the rain in The Cameraman (We recommend you turn the sound off.)The Cameraman and Singin’ In The Rain side by side on YouTubeSpite Marriage - Buster puts his drunken bride to bed (Ignore the Oscar Peterson music track)Found At Mostly Lost Volume 1 - DVD from Undercrank ProductionsFound at Mostly Lost Volume 2 - DVD from Undercrank ProductionsLiberty with a non-synchronous Victor music trackYou Must Remember This: Fact-Checking Hollywood Babylon - Episode 1: Griffith and the Gish Sisters

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