Friday, April 13, 2012

Looney Larry



A number of gags that appeared in Bugs Bunny cartoons can be traced to silent films.  Take this gag for instance.

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Director Chuck Jones artfully appropriated the gag from the most cartoony of all silent film comedians - Larry Semon.  Look at the following clip, which was taken from a dubbed Italian-language print of Semon's The Sportsman (1921).

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