• Emma_Boogaard

    ★★★★★

    What makes silent so great is the absence of sound. Silent film is all about using your imagination and head to figure out what the characters are saying and doing, as there is no dialogue. The simple plot makes it easier for the audience to follow the storyline and the combination of witty humour makes the film so much more entertaining.

    I have typically grown in love with the exaggerated facial expressions of the actors in order to express emotions.…

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  • HitecNolife

    ★★★½

    My thoughts on... Buster Keaton and Deadpan Humor.

    While obviously not his first film, Buster Keaton's The General (1926) is often credited as being one of his best and sometimes even as one of the best silent films of all time.

    Based on a true historical event, The General follows the story of a locomotive engineer (Buster Keaton) whose enlistment into the Confederate army is rejected, him being of more use in his current position. His failure to enlist leads…

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  • Duncan Vicat-Brown

    ★★★★★

    Obviously a revolutionary classic but... kind of wild that the Confederate army are the good guys?

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  • parkerdontsurf

    ★★★★

    Slapstick is my favorite form of comedy because of it's timelessness, 91 years later and Keaton's shenanigans are still hilarious.


    Ah, and before I forget, fuck the Confederacy.

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  • Patrick Pryor

    Shout out to the dude in the theater who fist pumped when Buster Keaton grabbed that Confederate flag. The SWRA, bruther.

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  • Jake

    Throw Buster from the Train

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  • Joe

    ★★★★★

    A lot of people think Buster's character in this becomes a Confederate soldier in order to console all the Confederacy's sympathizers who were and are huge fucking babies over losing the only war they ever fought. But actually it's because were it not for that component this movie would be too beautiful to exist.

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  • Justin Shamlian

    Mad Max: Fury Road did it first.

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  • Evan

    ★★★★★

    Pretty sure I saw a weekend re-enactment of this in Georgia once.

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  • khyberoptic

    ★★★★★

    2x

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  • AntoniusBlock7

    ★★★★½

    There are some truly wonderful scenes in this film, which is full of adventure, comedy, and some pretty impressive stuntwork on moving trains by Buster Keaton and the other actors. The premise is that Keaton, a train conductor, has volunteered to fight for the South at the outset of the Civil War, but been turned down. When his train is stolen by Union soldiers, he immediately gives chase, on foot, then a handcar, briefly a bicycle, and then finally another…

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  • faith

    ★★★★★

    i'm still just not quite able to believe that this movie?? like actually got made??? also side note but carl davis' soundtrack for this is utterly legendary, if you're listening to any other version you're doing this wrong

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