Monday, October 21, 2013

The Dippy Dentist (1920)

This is a Hal Roach film from 1920.  In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Joel and Ethan Coen talk about their shared approach to screenwriting, they mention that Hal Roach would employ a person he referred to as a "wildie" to come in and just say random, crazy stuff that he would then use in his films.  Sometimes this was just some drunk guy, but more often than not, it was someone from a lunatic asylum.  This is a good example of film that utilizes the strangeness of a "wildie."

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