Film's First Flatulence?

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Film's First Flatulence?

PostFri Jun 23, 2017 10:47 am

Searching for titles with George Davis (1st photo)- he did 6 Keatons, 1 Chaplin, and 1 Lloyd -
I came across this short: His First Car (1924) (Click To Watch) -
it stars Al St. John Doris Deane George Davis Blanche Payson Leon Holmes Donald Hughes .
The film is on the Al St. John channel of Nitrateville's Picratt, and it seems she may have
provided the title card re-translations.

(By the way, Picratt is seeking film scoring help)

Anyway, if her translations are correct (see screen caps below), the be-freckled Leon Holmes is
taking a page out of the Mel Brooks Blazing Saddles joke book.
Can anyone - but why would you want to ?- think of
any other examples of this vein of bathroom humor
in the silent (but deadly) cinema ?



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Re: Film's First Flatulence?

PostFri Jun 23, 2017 1:28 pm

Well, Film was much influenced by Stage!

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Re: Film's First Flatulence?

PostFri Jun 23, 2017 5:30 pm

I made the titles for that video and it was translated from French to English via Google Translate. My VHS of the French print has decomposed so I can't see what the originals are. One of Ben Model's Undercrank discs had a film where this theme taken to the extreme which likely predates this film. It was Thurston Hall's earliest known film appearance.
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Le Petomane and Picratt

PostFri Jun 23, 2017 8:35 pm

1. I've long had, but never read, the 1967 tome on the French artiste (trouser whistling was the least of his dorsal specialties), so I was surprised to see, just now in Wikipedia, that he had been filmed in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rIXipAV6Fs
2. Sorry I attributed the "First Car" title translations to the wrong Nitrateville member. I'd assumed they were done by the Nitrateville member "Picratt" - because the film's titles refer to the
St John character as Mr. Picratt, which was Al St. John's European, not American, nickname
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Re: Le Petomane and Picratt

PostSat Jun 24, 2017 3:01 pm

JFK wrote:1. I've long had, but never read, the 1967 tome on the French artiste (trouser whistling was the least of his dorsal specialties), so I was surprised to see, just now in Wikipedia, that he had been filmed in action

2. Sorry I attributed the "First Car" title translations to the wrong Nitrateville member. I'd assumed they were done by the Nitrateville member "Picratt" - because the film's titles refer to the
St John character as Mr. Picratt, which was Al St. John's European, not American, nickname


Does the cylinder survive?
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Re: Le Petomane and Picratt

PostSun Jun 25, 2017 6:22 pm

earlytalkiebuffRob wrote:Does the cylinder survive?


If it does, it probably sounds something like this:



UPDATE: Fixed the link!
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Re: Film's First Flatulence?

PostSun Jun 25, 2017 7:31 pm

That link doesn't work?

But if we're looking for the classic OF classics in the field:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPplyQWf-u4



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Re: Film's First Flatulence?

PostMon Jun 26, 2017 6:32 am

I would've taken that to mean he was full of hot air (long-winded), not that he was gassy.
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Re: Le Petomane and Picratt

PostMon Jun 26, 2017 5:02 pm

earlytalkiebuffRob wrote:
JFK wrote:1. I've long had, but never read, the 1967 tome on the French artiste (trouser whistling was the least of his dorsal specialties), so I was surprised to see, just now in Wikipedia, that he had been filmed in action

2. Sorry I attributed the "First Car" title translations to the wrong Nitrateville member. I'd assumed they were done by the Nitrateville member "Picratt" - because the film's titles refer to the
St John character as Mr. Picratt, which was Al St. John's European, not American, nickname


Does the cylinder survive?



That is funny, but it is a fake
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Re: Film's First Flatulence?

PostMon Jun 26, 2017 5:05 pm

How about that infamous early film where a man mistakes a telephone cabinet for a toilet and takes a crap in it?
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Re: Film's First Flatulence?

PostTue Jun 27, 2017 3:59 am

So, the first flatulence isn't even in a sound film? OK, now I wonder what is the first soundie to break wind.
Tommie Hicks wrote:...French to English via Google Translate...
Normally I'd say Oh dear... But I don't think much meaning was lost here.

By the way if youtube is the intended output, you can also upload subtitles directly onto youtube or as on-screen text annotations. This channel for example has English and sometimes Spanish subtitles: Silent Film Emporium
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PostThu Jun 29, 2017 3:16 pm

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The Le Petomane short is credited with introducing the iconic director's command, "Cut!".

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Re: Film's First Flatulence?

PostFri Jun 30, 2017 9:13 am

Jim Gettys wrote:Image

The Le Petomane short is credited with introducing the iconic director's command, "Cut!".

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:lol: :lol:

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Re: Film's First Flatulence?

PostFri Jun 30, 2017 10:40 am

Jim Gettys wrote:The Le Petomane short is credited with introducing the iconic director's command, "Cut!".


What a cheesy joke...
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The Passing Wind / Pre-Blazing Saddles (1974)

PostFri Jun 30, 2017 1:13 pm

THERE ARE FOUR LANTERN SEARCH RESULTS FOR "PASSING WIND" - ONLY THIS ONE - FROM A 1932 JOURNAL - SEEMS SLIGHTLY RELEVANT:

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THERE ARE 1,464 LANTERN SEARCH RESULTS FOR THE WORD "F*RT" - BUT I'M GUESSING THIS REFLECTS A FLAW IN LANTERN's TEXT-READING SOFTWARE, AS IN THE EXAMPLE BELOW, WHERE THE "P" IN THE TINY NRA SLOGAN IS (PRESUMABLY) MISREAD AS AN "F."
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PRE-BLAZING SADDLES

Cold Turkey (1969/1971)....................Another Nice Mess (1972)
E E Horton's Last; R Newman's 1st.......Steve Martin's 1st (as "Hippie")
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Cold Turkey Home Movies................Cast Reunion in Iowa

Another Nice Mess - Gas Attack at 12:44
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Re: Film's First Flatulence?

PostFri Jun 30, 2017 1:31 pm

I still want to know what the first fart recorded on audio was.
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Re: Film's First Flatulence?

PostFri Jun 30, 2017 4:41 pm

Very strong possibilities:

- a gag by a bunch of Edison lab boys

- and accident during an early cylinder recording session, requiring a new take
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Re: Film's First Flatulence?

PostFri Jun 30, 2017 4:43 pm

wich2 wrote:Very strong possibilities:

- a gag by a bunch of Edison lab boys

- and accident during an early cylinder recording session, requiring a new take
OK, but the first soundie with a fart that was deliberately released?
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Re: Film's First Flatulence?

PostFri Jun 30, 2017 8:15 pm

Spiny Norman wrote:
wich2 wrote:Very strong possibilities:

- a gag by a bunch of Edison lab boys

- and accident during an early cylinder recording session, requiring a new take
OK, but the first soundie with a fart that was deliberately released?


I suspect one with a party noisemaker mistaken for one.
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Re: Film's First Flatulence?

PostFri Jul 28, 2017 12:49 am

There is a biographical short about the amazing Joseph Pujol called "Le Petomane" (1979).
It stars the great Leonard Rossiter, and was directed by Ian MacNaughton, who was also
responsible for nearly all the episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8pGUZLF6_o



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