Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Beware The Ides Of March



On the 2060th anniversary of Julius Caesar's murder and the 87th anniversary of silent film production ending at the Hal Roach Studios, this blogger's writing mojo is still missing and now on milk cartons. So instead of posting perfectly pithy prose, Way Too Damn Lazy To Write A Blog shall offer yet another example of hey - let's introduce another bunch of film clips.



Yes, on March 15 (in 44 B.C.) Julius Caesar was "rubbed out", the Roman Republic bit the big one, the rise of the Roman Empire began - and far into the future, in the mid-20th century, a slew of cool classic movies (Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Caesar The Conqueror, Antony & Cleopatra) were produced on the topic. None of these aforementioned fine dramatic features will be covered here. Instead, here are a bunch of goofball comedy clips and short subjects set in "The Glory That Was Rome." Beware The Ides Of March indeed.














2 comments:

William Frankeberger said...

Where'd you get the nice prints of the Lupino Lane?

Paul F. Etcheverry said...

The Roaming Romeo print did not come from me. It came from the YouTube channel of "Bucketstein", which also includes a ridiculously rare Vitagraph comedy starring WW1 era "fat comic" Hughie Mack.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiODJlM0lrfeO_plPwvUWQQ

There are Lupino Lane films on the silent comedy rarity-filled YouTube channel of Tommie Hicks, Jr.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjqH-8SAs0mSbjvX-Vvog1w