Tillie’s Punctured Romance

Title: Tillie’s Punctured Romance
Year: 1914
Length: 74 minutes
Director: Mack Sennett
Writers: Hampton Del Ruth, Craig Hutchinson & Mack Sennett, based on a play by A. Baldwin Sloane & Edgar Smith
Starring: Marie Dressler, Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand
Music: uncredited organ score
I saw it: on video (rented from Greencine), a couple days ago
Synopsis: a sleazy guy takes advantage of a bumpkin

My reaction
Concept:2/4 (Indifferent) I would say it’s bad, but it gets a bonus point for being the first feature comedy.
Story:1/4 (Bad)
Characters:3/4 (Good)
Dialog:3/4 (Good)
Pacing:1/4 (Bad)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:3/4 (Good)
Acting:3/4 (Good)
Music:2/4 (Indifferent)
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay, 2/4 (Indifferent)). All the bits are good – often very funny – but it goes on for way too long.
Objective Rating (Average):2.2/4 (Okay)


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