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“Well, now that our troubles are over, where do we go from here…?”
There’s currently quite a lot of excitement and anticipation within the L&H community ahead of the release of the new biopic by director Jon S. Baird entitled “Stan & Ollie”. From reading a number of comments on social media, it’s clear that there are some people who aren’t happy with either the premise or various aspects of the film. There are others that are sitting on the fence and will probably end up watching it through their fingers hoping it won’t disappoint and then there are many, many more like me that can’t wait – especially now that we’ve seen the TRAILER. I personally have been waiting for a big screen tribute to the boys, such as this, since Sir Richard Attenborough’s ‘Chaplin’ hit cinemas way back in 1992. So I’m very much of the opinion, that it’s about time…
So, with my passion for all things Laurel & Hardy refreshed – although it never really waned of course, life just shuffled it to the back of the queue for a while, I’ve decided to re-visit their films one by one, from their first silent short together to the last talking feature film (I hate to say I’m not looking forward to watching that one again…but anyway more on that in due course…)
So, please join me as I work my way through our beloved team’s canon of work. Why not also watch the movies along with me and add your comments to the blogs? I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’ll include my review of the films and try to add a bit of background as to what was happening in the boys personal lives at the time they were making each film, to give a more complete picture. I’ll be following the chronological order of when the titles were filmed, rather than released, as set out in Randy Skredtvedt’s ‘The Magic Behind the Movies’ book, which is one of my absolute favourite books on the boys, and certainly my go-to companion volume to the films themselves.