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I received a parcel from Australia with a lot of Charley Bowers movies into it!!
by florencisalesas (florencisalesas)
at June 8th, 2006 (08:25 pm)

current mood: grateful

What a wonderful surprise!!

I  am still amazed by it! I received a parcel from Australia, sent by the great </a></strong></a>kixxa !

Among a lot of other things, she sent me a collection of  Charley Bowers shorts and, at last, to be into that cute community which was created by our passionate ocular_fusion should have a bit more of sense to me. I hope to enjoy at those shorts as I enjoyed at the first I watched ( just I had time for only one)
 I hope to have time to watch all them soon and to comment something about  to all you :)

Thank you very much dear </a></strong></a>kixxa! :)

(Today is a happy day to me :))

Screencaps from "There it Is" (1928)
by L. B. (ocular_fusion)
at April 12th, 2006 (11:02 pm)

Brought to you by the National Film Archives of the Library of Congress...

I personally believe that Bowers = Muller.
 There will be more later...

Screencaps from "Egged On" (1926)
by L. B. (ocular_fusion)
at March 6th, 2006 (08:21 pm)

There are a lot of pictures. Just thought I'd say that up front.

Yeah, Bowers really likes eggs. The symbol makes sense...it shows potential and eagerness - qualities that Bowers seems to present in his films.

Another Bowers's movie with an egg theme...Collapse )

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by kixxa (kixxa)
at March 5th, 2006 (01:10 pm)

I condensed this post from an earlier post I made to silent comedies, so if it seems familiar, it is!

My introductory screencap is from the wonderful Charley Bowers' film 'Now You Tell Me', from 1926.

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In the 1960's Raymond Borde of the Toulouse Cinematique offered 5 francs for every kilo of old film that was brought to him. One day, a gypsy brought in some battered cannisters, and Raymond opened them, ran the film, and was amazed. He'd never heard of 'Bricolo'. And yet, the films had a high production value, boasted a large cast of actors, and were obviously the work of a talented and singular mind. They were delightfully surreal, combining stop-motion puppetry and animation with live action. And doing it seamlessly. It took years before the link from the French 'Bricolo', to the American, 'Charley Bowers' was made. Today, hardly anyone knows anything about him, either professionally or personally, and that's such a shame.

some screencaps taken from 'Now You Tell Me', from the DVD, 'Charley Bowers: The Rediscovery of an American Comic Genius' (the DVD contains seven comedies and eight animated short films)Collapse )

florencisalesas [userpic]
Hello, I´m new at that community :)
by florencisalesas (florencisalesas)
at March 1st, 2006 (12:55 pm)
current song: ii

Hello to all:

I´m florencisalesas and I´m new at that community.

Before all, I must to say that I´m a guy who still hasn´t had the opportunity to see no one of his movies, except few photos (some of the best were posted by the brilliant kixxa) even to be very interesed in him. By that reason I´m a total ignorant about that man and I ask sorry for it: I promiss to post no opinion about his work until I´d haven´t watch some of his work personally.

I hope you´d been so kind to accept the post of that links, which are four articles in french and one in italian, wrote about Charley. I hope some of you could to understand that languages :)

In french:




In  italian:


I say good bye to everybody.

Thanks for your kindnness :)

The Bowers' Process
by L. B. (ocular_fusion)
at February 18th, 2006 (10:51 am)

Do you think the Bowers' process was anything like how live animation was done in normal cirumstances (i.e. hands moving the object in front of the camera fame-by-frame; for instance, "The Lost World", "King Kong")considering that his objects have 10xs more fluidity than his contemporaries?

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by kixxa (kixxa)
at February 18th, 2006 (08:52 am)

...surreal and wonderful.

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And from the void came...
by L. B. (ocular_fusion)
at February 14th, 2006 (01:32 am)

Psst...down here...
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