- Wednesday 17th August 2016, 5:44am [Edited]
- Lincoln, United Kingdom
- 6 posts
Hi all. I am researching and writing an essay as part of my comedy writing & performance degree. The topic is the origins and evolution of on screen comedy. My current research is focusing on the black & white silent comedy genre from the early 20th century. I have been searching for DVDs of silent comedy for sale second hand online and have found a number of options on the various classified ads websites. I was hoping that some comedy lovers on this forum could point me in the direction of some specific DVDs of silent comedy of that era that would best illustrate the premise of this section of my essay. Charlie Chaplin & early Laurel & Hardy will obviously be referred to but what other greats proceeded and followed that would best represent the evolution of this genre? Any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated.