One Week

One Week ★★★★★

my pick for keaton's best short by a mile. a perfect merging of his death-defying physicality with the most literal construction of gag setpieces he could've possibly come up: domestic romcom action movie about attempting to build the shittiest, most dangerous house ever put on film. manages to fit so many incredibly cinematic and complicated little visual jokes into the broad strokes which are nothing short astounding on their own but the most impressive thing about this is that he somehow didn't die making it. a few stunts in here that even 100 years later are still distressing to watch.