If you want to see
Why silents are worth seeing,
This is one to watch.
Buster Keaton sure was clever, the film is funny and intelligent, would have been a great challenge to have made too.
The "train chase" sequences in this film are more entertaining and ingenious than any car chase scene I have ever seen or ever expect to see. What Keaton achieved way back in 1926 is still the Gold Standard for consummate moviemaking. How this was filmed is anyone's guess. I'm just glad it was.
The parts that don't take place on the railway aren't really that thrilling though, and I don't think the story has enough emotional punch to it. A…
I have no clue how Buster Keaton could actually pull this off in 1926.
Dude was a wizard.
As advertised; it's perfection.
I put this on with the kids while we played Legos tonight. Surprisingly, it kept their interest pretty well.
There are two certainties in life.
1. No one has better comedic timing than Charlie Chaplin. He is a visionary, he is a perfectionist and he is a pivotal icon when it comes to the film industry.
2. No one's stunt work is better than Buster Keaton. The intricacies with which he works is astonishing. His stunt work is complex and very nearly always dangerous.
I don't get the same joy out of a Keaton film as I do with…
Saw it in the theater with the Allow Orchestra backing it today. What a great experience, I've seen it before but seeing with live music and an appreciative audience (lots of kids too) really made the experience. There's not much I can really say about the movie that hasn't been said but Keaton really was the king of the reaction shot. Anyone else would have over-reacted and blown the jokes too back, he knew exactly how to underplay it.
if they made movies like this now a days we would have quality stuff to watch
It's not saying much with my limited experience of silent films, but this is easily my favorite. Keaton has that ability to charm audiences with his classic "stone face." I'm simply amazed at how much it must have taken to pull off the train stunts back in that era. I truly appreciate this classic film. A+
when ace engineer keaton's fiance is kidnapped as part of a train robbery, he must cross union lines to rescue her.
this black and white, silent classic is still fresh 85+ years later, and is a great introduction for kids to the amazing world of buster.
Keaton matches, if not bests Chaplin in his performance in this hilarious chase film.