History Creator / FattyArbuckle

24th Jul '16 3:02:47 PM nombretomado
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Arbuckle started a singing career when he was a child, and began working in {{vaudeville}} when he was a teenager. He appeared in his first film in 1909, and started doing regular film work in 1913 after moving to Creator/UniversalPictures. Despite his size, Arbuckle was [[{{Acrofatic}} surprisingly agile and acrobatic]], and his films were known for their fast-paced comedy. One thing that his movies helped to popularize was the PieInTheFace gag -- [[UrExample the first known instance]] of a thrown pie landing in someone's face was in his 1913 short ''A Noise from the Deep''. His comedy proved to be a huge hit -- by 1914, Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures was offering him and his frequent collaborator Mabel Normand (one of Hollywood's first female writers, producers and directors) an unheard-of contract of $1000 a day, 25% of all profits and ProtectionFromEditors. By 1918, he was getting a 3-year, $3 million contract. In addition to making movies, Arbuckle managed to secure the big breaks of a number of actors whose names have become synonymous with early Hollywood, including Creator/CharlieChaplin, Creator/BusterKeaton and BobHope.

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Arbuckle started a singing career when he was a child, and began working in {{vaudeville}} when he was a teenager. He appeared in his first film in 1909, and started doing regular film work in 1913 after moving to Creator/UniversalPictures. Despite his size, Arbuckle was [[{{Acrofatic}} surprisingly agile and acrobatic]], and his films were known for their fast-paced comedy. One thing that his movies helped to popularize was the PieInTheFace gag -- [[UrExample the first known instance]] of a thrown pie landing in someone's face was in his 1913 short ''A Noise from the Deep''. His comedy proved to be a huge hit -- by 1914, Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures was offering him and his frequent collaborator Mabel Normand (one of Hollywood's first female writers, producers and directors) an unheard-of contract of $1000 a day, 25% of all profits and ProtectionFromEditors. By 1918, he was getting a 3-year, $3 million contract. In addition to making movies, Arbuckle managed to secure the big breaks of a number of actors whose names have become synonymous with early Hollywood, including Creator/CharlieChaplin, Creator/BusterKeaton and BobHope.
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25th Mar '16 1:19:48 PM gallium
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* AtTheOperaTonight: In ''That Little Band of Gold'' Fatty takes his wife and his mother-in-law to the opera. He winds up sneaking out and romancing another woman.
26th Dec '15 9:45:42 AM DavidCowie
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Arbuckle started a singing career when he was a child, and began working in {{vaudeville}} when he was a teenager. He appeared in his first film in 1909, and started doing regular film work in 1913 after moving to Creator/Universal Pictures. Despite his size, Arbuckle was [[{{Acrofatic}} surprisingly agile and acrobatic]], and his films were known for their fast-paced comedy. One thing that his movies helped to popularize was the PieInTheFace gag -- [[UrExample the first known instance]] of a thrown pie landing in someone's face was in his 1913 short ''A Noise from the Deep''. His comedy proved to be a huge hit -- by 1914, Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures was offering him and his frequent collaborator Mabel Normand (one of Hollywood's first female writers, producers and directors) an unheard-of contract of $1000 a day, 25% of all profits and ProtectionFromEditors. By 1918, he was getting a 3-year, $3 million contract. In addition to making movies, Arbuckle managed to secure the big breaks of a number of actors whose names have become synonymous with early Hollywood, including Creator/CharlieChaplin, Creator/BusterKeaton and BobHope.

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Arbuckle started a singing career when he was a child, and began working in {{vaudeville}} when he was a teenager. He appeared in his first film in 1909, and started doing regular film work in 1913 after moving to Creator/Universal Pictures.Creator/UniversalPictures. Despite his size, Arbuckle was [[{{Acrofatic}} surprisingly agile and acrobatic]], and his films were known for their fast-paced comedy. One thing that his movies helped to popularize was the PieInTheFace gag -- [[UrExample the first known instance]] of a thrown pie landing in someone's face was in his 1913 short ''A Noise from the Deep''. His comedy proved to be a huge hit -- by 1914, Creator/{{Paramount}} Pictures was offering him and his frequent collaborator Mabel Normand (one of Hollywood's first female writers, producers and directors) an unheard-of contract of $1000 a day, 25% of all profits and ProtectionFromEditors. By 1918, he was getting a 3-year, $3 million contract. In addition to making movies, Arbuckle managed to secure the big breaks of a number of actors whose names have become synonymous with early Hollywood, including Creator/CharlieChaplin, Creator/BusterKeaton and BobHope.
1st Sep '15 2:22:08 PM MarkLungo
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->"Acquittal is not enough for Roscoe Arbuckle. We feel that a great injustice has been done him... there was not the slightest proof adduced to connect him in any way with the commission of a crime. He was manly throughout the case and told a straightforward story which we all believe. We wish him success and hope that the American people will take the judgement of fourteen men and women that Roscoe Arbuckle is entirely innocent and free from all blame."

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->"Acquittal ->''"Acquittal is not enough for Roscoe Arbuckle. We feel that a great injustice has been done him... there was not the slightest proof adduced to connect him in any way with the commission of a crime. He was manly throughout the case and told a straightforward story which we all believe. We wish him success and hope that the American people will take the judgement of fourteen men and women that Roscoe Arbuckle is entirely innocent and free from all blame.""''



'''Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle''' was a silent film star in the 1910s, a pioneering film comedian and one of Hollywood's biggest stars during the UsefulNotes/The{{Silent Age|OfHollywood}}. Today, however, he's best known for being the TropeMaker for celebrity scandals, and for being partly responsible for the development of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode.

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'''Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle''' was a silent film star in the 1910s, a pioneering film comedian and one of Hollywood's biggest stars during the UsefulNotes/The{{Silent UsefulNotes/{{The Silent Age|OfHollywood}}. Today, however, he's best known for being the TropeMaker for celebrity scandals, and for being partly responsible for the development of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode.
1st Sep '15 2:21:18 PM MarkLungo
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'''Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle''' was a silent film star in the 1910s, a pioneering film comedian and one of Hollywood's biggest stars during the {{Silent Age|OfHollywood}}. Today, however, he's best known for being the TropeMaker for celebrity scandals, and for being partly responsible for the development of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode.

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'''Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle''' was a silent film star in the 1910s, a pioneering film comedian and one of Hollywood's biggest stars during the {{Silent UsefulNotes/The{{Silent Age|OfHollywood}}. Today, however, he's best known for being the TropeMaker for celebrity scandals, and for being partly responsible for the development of UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode.



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': In the episode "Emperor Joker!", one of the Joker's {{mook}}s is Fatty. Unlike the Joker's other silent-comedian thugs, he's his chubby self rather than hugely overmuscled.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': In the episode "Emperor Joker!", one of the Joker's SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's {{mook}}s is Fatty. Unlike the Joker's other silent-comedian thugs, he's his chubby self rather than hugely overmuscled.



17th Jun '15 10:02:36 PM PaulA
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* In John M. Ford's short story "Chain Home Low" (a piece of FanFiction written about ''ComicBook/TheSandman''), Creator/FattyArbuckle is inspired by a dream to do a film about the victims of the "Sleepy Sickness" (a condition caused by the imprisonment of Morpheus for nearly 70 years). Arbuckle films it under a pseudonym, and in the modern day its considered "a noir classic."

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* In John M. Ford's short story "Chain Home Low" (a piece of FanFiction written about ''ComicBook/TheSandman''), Creator/FattyArbuckle Fatty Arbuckle is inspired by a dream to do a film about the victims of the "Sleepy Sickness" (a condition caused by the imprisonment of Morpheus for nearly 70 years). Arbuckle films it under a pseudonym, and in the modern day its considered "a noir classic."
1st Dec '14 9:16:48 PM gallium
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* HeavySleeper: In ''Fatty and Mabel Adrift'', Fatty and Mabel are sleeping peacefully in their beachfront cottage, when the bad guys knock away the joists supporting the cottage and push it into the water. Fatty doesn't wake up until the next morning, when he and Mabel are at sea, in their house, adrift.


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* LethalChef: In ''Fatty and Mabel Adrift'', poor Mabel's biscuits are so hard that they shatter plates.


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* NameAndName: Used for many of the films where Arbuckle co-starred with Mabel Normand.


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* PunnyName: ''Fatty and Mabel Adrift'' features "I. Landem, Seaside Real Estate".
3rd Nov '14 3:22:23 PM Aquila89
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A {{biopic}} about Arbuckle has been stuck in DevelopmentHell for nearly thirty years, and [[http://movies.about.com/od/artschoolconfidential/a/artschool042006_2.htm some]] have suggested that the project is cursed. The first actor they had lined up to play the original "live fat, die young" comic was JohnBelushi... [[ActorExistenceFailure in 1982]]. Then John Candy was attached to it... in 1994. And then Chris Farley stepped up... in 1997. (The film version of ''Literature/AConfederacyOfDunces'' seems to be condemned to the same fate because those same actors had also been considered to play Ignatius J. Reilly before they died.)

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A {{biopic}} about Arbuckle has been stuck in DevelopmentHell for nearly thirty years, and [[http://movies.about.com/od/artschoolconfidential/a/artschool042006_2.htm some]] have suggested that the project is cursed. The first actor they had lined up to play the original "live fat, die young" comic was JohnBelushi...Creator/JohnBelushi... [[ActorExistenceFailure in 1982]]. Then John Candy Creator/JohnCandy was attached to it... in 1994. And then Chris Farley stepped up... in 1997. (The film version of ''Literature/AConfederacyOfDunces'' seems to be condemned to the same fate because those same actors had also been considered to play Ignatius J. Reilly before they died.)
10th Sep '14 7:11:39 PM gallium
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* ''[[Film/FattysTintypeTangle Fatty's Tintype Tangle]]''

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21st Jul '14 7:35:59 AM gallium
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* ''Film/ConeyIsland''
* ''[[Film/FattysTintypeTangle Fatty's Tintype Tangle]]''



* ''[[Film/FattysTintypeTangle Fatty's Tintype Tangle]]''

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* ''[[Film/FattysTintypeTangle Fatty's Tintype Tangle]]''
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