The Marcel Perez Collection - DVD/Kickstarter

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The Marcel Perez Collection - DVD/Kickstarter

Unread post by BenModel » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:06 am

I've just launched a new Kickstarter for a DVD that I'm producing of rare silent comedy shorts starring and directed by Marcel Perez ("Robinet"/"Tweedledum"). Films will be sourced from EYE Film and the Library of Congress.

Here's the link: **CLICK**

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Unread post by martin arias » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:55 am

Wonderful Ben!!!

I already contributed! I hope this and many other projects follow!

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Unread post by BenModel » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:31 am

Thanks, Martin! Really excited to be working with two film archives this time, and not just smelly 16mm's I won on eBay.

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Unread post by rudyfan » Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:37 pm

Ben, I'm in!
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Unread post by martin arias » Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:45 pm

By the way, Ben, have you or are you planning to put those extra Mustys on You Tube as you said? Just to know! No hurry.

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Unread post by BenModel » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:18 pm

Martin,

I've recorded scores for OUT OF ORDER and SHOWING SOME SPEED. These, along with the films from "Accidentally Preserved: vol 2" will be released this summer.

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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:57 pm

Exciting, happy to support and I encourage other NitrateVillains to do so too!
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Unread post by martin arias » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:57 pm

thanks!! I'll be looking forward!

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Unread post by BenModel » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:08 pm

Thanks to all who've pledged, re-posted and/or retweeted. The project hit 70% of its funding goal in the first 12 hours. One of our Kickstarter pledges came from Perez's grandson. Only 27 days to go...

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Unread post by boblipton » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:41 pm

I am enamored of using kickstarter for stuff like this, Ben. Could you tell us where else you have publicized this?

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Unread post by Roseha » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:07 pm

I'm in too, thanks Ben!
The project hit 70% of its funding goal in the first 12 hours. One of our Kickstarter pledges came from Perez's grandson
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Unread post by Rick Lanham » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:16 pm

I'm in.

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Unread post by Wm. Charles Morrow » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:12 am

I'm in, Ben, and looking forward to this collection. Great idea! I'm sure many readers of Steve's book are curious about Marcel Perez.
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Unread post by drednm » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:46 am

I'm in.....
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Unread post by boblipton » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:00 am

I've been fortunate enough to see several of these films and I can assure anyone who's hesitating that there are some great movies in there. The first on the list, Robinet's White Suit is a minor masterpiece with its amazing catalogue of pratfalls, some of which I used to think that only Keaton or Clyde Cook could perform and live. Plus it's tremendously funny.

Shame about the suit, though.

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Unread post by BenModel » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:10 am

Bob, thanks for recommending these films here; I know you've seen both the Italian and American films Perez made. One of the revelations of showing Perez's European films at MoMA a couple years ago was that both his European and American films are equally strong, and that Perez translated and adapted to American silent comedy film very well.

I have plugged the Kickstarter on Facebook and on Twitter – but a big boost has come from people, many of whom had also backed one or two of my previous projects, who have re-posted the link, retweeted the link and/or have commented in this thread that they've backed the project.

Currently 87% funded, as of this morning's cup of coffee.

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Unread post by Murnau » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:54 am

I'm in Ben and very happy you can and will do these things.

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Unread post by martin arias » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:07 am

A little taste of Marcel Perez on Youtube

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Unread post by BenModel » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:30 am

Just hit 100%, right before the 24-hour mark. 27 days left!

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Unread post by CoffeeDan » Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:55 pm

I'm in too, Ben!

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Unread post by Wm. Charles Morrow » Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:06 pm

BenModel wrote:Just hit 100%, right before the 24-hour mark. 27 days left!

Ben
Amazing! This puppy was funded in less than 24 hours -- Congratulations, Ben! Can't wait to see it. And, for those who haven't yet encountered Perez, allow me to echo what Bob said above: having viewed several of the shorts at various screenings in NY the past couple of years, I can attest that this long-forgotten comedian fully deserves the renewed attention.
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Unread post by boblipton » Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:21 pm

Just to push this back to the top of the thread list...

I know Steve Massa is a Nitratevillain and I'm hoping that should enough people contribute to this, the funds will stretch to including a booklet like the one he did for the Musty Suffers. Those of you who are not familiar with Steve either from MOMA or the Silent Clowns or his great book, Lame Brains and Lunatics, (if you buy the Kindle edition, as I did, you will find they did not include the index, grrr....) should be aware that Steve talks about the movies and the personnel.

This may seem trivially obvious to you. However, if you've ever sat through a MOMA screening in which you have to listen for twenty minutes to some one introducing a Germaine Dulac film by explaining that Mme. Dulac was a lesbian and a woman, and this is what made her important to film; or introducing a Kalem film by talking about leftist politics in Chicago in the 1960s.... well, Steve knows that to people like me, the film is why we're there.

C'mon, Steve! What'll it take?

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Unread post by martin arias » Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:25 pm

great idea, Bob! Another booklet would be wonderful!

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Unread post by JFK » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:02 am

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1. I am in. Aren't you?
2. Here's a Perez film- not in the collection -
Blowing Bubbles.
To see the video, click the red link (above).




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Unread post by BenModel » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:59 am

Yeah, I'd seen this. The films on the Perez DVD project are exponentially funnier than this (and will also run faster).

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Unread post by boblipton » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:42 pm

We're up to 99 contributors! Here's your chance to be the 100th!

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Unread post by BenModel » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:55 pm

Someone just made it to 100! Thanks again for supporting the project. Too busy with other projects right now to work out what to do with extra funding. But that's the problem you want, I suppose. Only 3 weeks to go...

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Marcel Perez Conquers Wikipedia

Unread post by JFK » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:25 am

Tweedy has a Wikipedia entry linked to the Kickstarter page
and a
Wikipedia entry for the 4 lost Perez/Oliver Hardy Bungles shorts.

6/17/1922
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Only $8 more in pledges
needed to reach $4,000.00 !
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Unread post by BenModel » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:13 am

Wow, that's great. Wasn't aware of this. Thanks for the link to the wiki page.

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Unread post by boblipton » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:23 pm

The current total shows 107 backers have contributed a total of $3992. The next donation is likely to take the total over four grand and it can be your donation!

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