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OKG Newsletter


Topic: slapstick

The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman

I don’t know what I just had, but it was delicious.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Cock! Snake! Pig!
 
Thursday, September 29, 2011
alloyorchestra-slapstick

C’mon, get slappy

Alloy Orchestra scores some pratfalls at OK Mozart.

As part of this week’s OK Mozart series in Oklahoma City, the Alloy Orchestra returns to perform a live soundtrack to silent films.

At 8 p.m. tonight at Oklahoma City University, the trio presents Masters of Slapstick, a 62-minute program of shorts starring some of the screen’s most legendary silent comedians: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle.

Alloy Orchestra is known for crafting unique, original soundtracks to films that had none, using an array of found percussion instruments and state-of-the-art electronics. The Massachusetts-based group was part of last year’s OK Mozart festivities with Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, for which I interviewed Alloy leader Ken Winokur. It’ll give you a good idea of what to expect with tonight’s performance (as will the clip below), despite the difference in films being shown.

Tickets are $10-$20. For more information, visit okmozart.com. —Rod Lott

Hey! Read This:
Alloy Orchestra interview  
Metropolis DVD review 



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Juan of the Dead

Experience the Cuban gristle crisis.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Don't call them "zombies" — call them "dissidents." That's one of a few well-aimed bits of political satire that populate the Spanish-language romp Juan of the Dead, but worry not: They're used sparingly and none come heavy-handed — a Castro polemic, this isn't.
 
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I'm So Excited

Don’t be too excited for Pedro Almodovar’s I’m So Excited and its slapstick comedy aboard an airplane.


Comedy

Aimee Williams
When the male flight attendants eventually do an impromptu, drunken dance routine to the Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited,” it seems as if Almodovar felt he had to formulate an entire comedy to justify this sole dance sequence, when a short film most likely would have sufficed.
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
 
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