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Roll 'em: John Carpenter of Massapequa Park projects an air of authority about silent films. He should -- he has thousands in his collection. (Jan. 14, 2012)(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

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John Carpenter, a silent film buff

For a silent film buff, John Carpenter is getting pretty vocal about "The Artist," the critically acclaimed flick that has been reintroducing audiences to the art of movies without dialogue. In his own silent movie, "Late to Lunch," Carpenter, of Massapequa, plays a man who has a lunch date with his fiancee, but who keeps oversleeping. The film is packed with zany sight gags and pratfalls, and it finishes in classic style with a chase scene. -- Jim Merritt (Newsday / Jan. 28, 2012)

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