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Max Learns to Skate (1907)

Les débuts d'un patineur (original title)

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Max causes havoc when he joins other skaters on a frozen lake.

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Max causes havoc when he joins other skaters on a frozen lake.

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This was the first movie in which Max Linder appeared as the charming gentleman dressed in silk hat and mustache, a character who soon made him one of the most beloved comedians on the silver screen before World War I. See more »

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9 November 2009 | by (www.2020-movie-reviews.com) – See all my reviews

I've only seen a few of early French comedian Max Linder's films - and one of them was more a fantasy than a comedy - but what I've seen of him so far is extremely funny. As the other reviewer to date on this film has mentioned, most articles compare Linder with his most famous fan, Charlie Chaplin, but as you watch this sometimes hilarious farce, you can see Chaplin mimicking - and, to be fair, often improving upon - Linder's actions here. Given how early this film was made, Linder can considered to be a genuine comic trailblazer: nobody else had committed such naturally funny moves to celluloid as this funny Frenchman. Be sure to give this one a viewing if you get the chance.


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