• Guilherme Gonçalves

    ★★★

    It's just week 2 and I am already terribly late for class...

    Silent Comedy Icons
    Part of letterboxd.com/karmanoodle/list/film-school-drop-outs-weekly-challenge-2017/

    Buster Keaton is the ultimate stuntman, but Idk, I got a little tired seeing this 78min-only film. And I love some of his short films, but never had seen it a feature length of him before.

    I can see the huge amount of effort that was put into this, the awesome train chase scenes and all, with very impressive techniques for a…

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  • Yosmel Araujo

    ★★★★

    Film School Drop Outs – Weekly Challenge 2017 Week 2 - Genre - Comedy - Silent Comedy Icons

    I
    need
    more.

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  • Josh Whiting

    ★★★★★

    Film School Drop Outs – Weekly Challenge 2017
    Week 2: Jan. 8-Jan. 14
    Genre - Comedy - Silent Comedy Icons

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  • Spiral_Mountain

    Film School Dropouts Weekly Challenge 2017

    Week 2 - Genre - Comedy - Silent Comedy Icons

    Buster Keaton was afraid of nothing.

    The stunts in this one are absurd; in a pre-stunt double, pre-special effects era, antics such as to flipping a bicycle down a hill or jumping between moving train cars are rather high risk. Yet, Keaton disregards his well-being (and possibly his life) to bring early comedy to the screen.

    More than that, this isn't a film that…

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  • Christopher Mell

    ★★★★

    This movie really didn't connect with me that much. For a film made by one of the kings of comedy I didn't laugh that much. Maybe 5 times tops.

    There's a nice, simple, easy to understand plot; Union spies attempting to sabotage Southern supply lines hijack a train and take a damsel in distress hostage and Buster has to rescue her and warn the Confederate army of the sabotage. The beauty of a story like this is that the character…

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  • Aleta

    ★★★★½

    By far the best Keaton I've seen yet. While I found Seven Chances to be a good movie, it just never clicked and I couldn't connect with it emotionally nor intellectually. Sherlock Jr. has all but been erased from my mind the second it was over. But this one... it's truly brilliant. It did what only the best silent movies can accomplish: making me forget that I'm watching a movie with no sound.

    The action sequences are often really advanced…

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  • Rob Simpson

    ★★★★★

    Week 2 of Film School Drop Outs

    Watched the right Buster Keaton film this time and I certainly picked wisely. Keaton plays a railway engineer who wants to fight for the south in the American civil war but is deemed too valuable, so not allowed to join the war effort. A little later on, he gets unintentionally involved when a group of northern spies steal a train with Keaton's love interest stowed away.

    A chase film from the south to…

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  • JC13

    ★★★★

    When it comes to Silent Films, I'm not usually as enthusiastic as a lot of people are about them. I haven't seen a lot and there are several that I have enjoyed, but for the most part I don't seek them out very often. Buster Keaton's 1926 film however was one that I first saw in full nearly three years ago and had a great time. Rewatching it was pretty fun. At just 78 minutes, it flies by pretty quickly…

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  • SidneyLumetSuxx

    ★★★★

    Film School Drop Outs - Weekly Challenge 2017
    Week 2: A Silent Comedy Icon

    You know his name. You've seen clips from his filmography. He's inspired countless artists. His legacy is everywhere. But you don't know Buster Keaton until you've really seen Buster Keaton and you haven't really seen Buster Keaton until you see The General aka Mad Keaton: Fury Rail.

    Up until today I have only seen his shorts. He's got tons and tons of them and even though…

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  • Alvaro Martinez

    ★★★★

    Entretenida. Me gusta el tipo de comedia de situación de Keaton y cómo articula el entorno para sus chascarrillos y la línea general de la historia. Se nota que arriesgó bastante. Tremenda producción.

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  • audreyv

    ★★

    I..... do..... not...... understand.........
    I am physically incapable of processing this as comedy....
    I'm gonna give myself a break from Buster Keaton for like... 50 years

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  • Michel Neeser

    ★★★★★

    Week 2 of my Film School Drop Outs – Weekly Challenge 2017 (additional film)

    I have to confess that "Modern Times" and "City Lights" by Chaplin and this one by Buster Keaton are the only films I've seen from the silent era so far. While comparing all these great movies, I had the feeling that Chaplin makes more use of facial expression, is generally funnier and more timeless than Keaton. But I found that "The General" is more narrative than…

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