The general was a lot of fun to watch it gave me more laughs than most modern comedies, and had plenty of substance on top of that this is enough for me to label it as one of the greatest comedies ever. A buster keaton creation that combines the classic form of his earlier man-on-a-quest comedies with the visual heft of a civil war epic, the general isn’t likely to be the favorite opus of the star’s purist fans, but it’s the one with the trappings of ambition and historical poesy the. The hayseed manager, general store (1919) closer weekly buster 'the great stoneface' keaton was a 'brilliant' comedian, according to film director (exclusive) 3 days ago | variety salute to classics pays tribute to film luminaries. Buster keaton's masterpiece and one of the greatest silent movies of all time was filmed in the cottage grove area in the summer of 1926 the general is a civil war tale, the fictionalized account of an attempted hijacking of a confederate train called the general by union spies in 1862. Made barely three decades after the invention of film itself, buster keaton’s timeless 1926 silent the general is the perfect chase movie: it has never been bettered, and maybe never will.
Buster keaton in the general buster keaton was the greatest slapstick silent film comedian sure, charlie chaplin is given that credit, but i feel it is only due to his easily recognizable character, the tramp. With time, buster keaton moved away from short films and onto longer format of feature films the best example of his full-length movies is ‘the general’ which follows a train engineer played by buster keaton whose train has been stolen by union spies during the american civil war. The general written and directed by buster keaton and clyde bruckman based on a book by william pittenger, adapted by al boasberg and charles smith steamboat bill, jr directed by charles f reisner. For silent comedies, we recommend the general, buster keaton’s 1927 comedy classic that uses comedy to tell a true civil war story of a stolen train and union spies.
Probably buster keaton's best film, and oddly enough, it's not even a straightforward comedy it's actually an action film, with clever doses of romance and comedy tossed in for good measure `the general', which is set during the civil war, is about a train engineer named johnny gray (buster. A great buster keaton silent movie in 1862, after spies steal his locomotive, the general, he wages a one-man battle to recover it the copies previously uploaded here were either incomplete or too blurry. Pacific film archive will show the general and one week (1921), keaton’s first independent film, as the first installments in a new series: “movie matinees for all ages” the series debuts at 2 pm saturday with keaton and will be followed over the next couple of saturdays with the marx brothers’ horse feathers (1932) and victor. Released in 1927, and directed by buster keaton (1895-1966), this is probably one of the most entertaining silent films that i have ever seen this is arguably buster keaton's finest work over two thirds of the film was shot aboard realistic civil war era steam engines that are almost constantly in motion.
Like a lot of keaton’s films, it starts with a bumbling buster keaton trying to woo a girl, this time during a game of golf he ends up being dressed as an escaped prisoner and the rest of the film explores him trying to escape again through innovative schemes. Andrew pulver recommends buster keaton's 1926 silent action-comedy film, the general set during the american civil war, keaton plays the engineer of a steam locomotive stolen by union troops, who. Buster keaton on wagon train is an audio recording of a then 63 year old buster keaton in conversation with television writer bill cox unfortunately, this is the most disappointing of the extra features as i just don't think it works.
Keaton reached the peak of his craft with the features which followed, including sherlock jr, seven chances, the navigator, steamboat bill, jr, and the civil war comedy the general, now. Buster keaton and anne cornwall in “college” (1927), among the films newly restored on kino international’s “buster keaton collection,”a 14-disc blu ray set. Featuring new 2k restorations supplied by french distributor lobster films, this double feature of buster keaton's the general and three ages plays very well on blu-ray having never seen the latter, it's a worthy companion to perhaps his most famous film but obviously not the main selling point here. Comic genius buster keaton achieved an artistic milestone with the 1927 silent adventure, the generalbased on a true story, this civil war tale not only starred keaton, but was written and co-directed by him as well.
Taste of cinema - movie reviews and classic movie lists buster keaton was introduced to rosoce “fatty” arbuckle, at that time only second to chaplin in his popularity and was one of the last keaton and arbuckle would do in 1920, buster would inherit arbuckle’s controlling interest in his company comique, while arbuckle left to. Much has been written about buster keaton, the silent film comedian who grew up performing in a rough-and-tumble vaudeville act with his parents, later to become became one of the pioneers of the film medium during the 1920s. Yesterday, the silent film society of chicago presented a special screening of buster keaton's 1928 film the cameraman at saint john cantius church, complete with organist jay warren's. The general is a sheer entertainment, with certain value as a civil war period piece it's nearly impossible to describe in a review it's nearly impossible to describe in a review yet it ranks among the greatest movies ever made.
File:the general (1926)webm the general is a 1926 american silent film comedy film released by united artists inspired by the great locomotive chase, which happened in 1862, the film stars buster keaton who co-directed it with clyde bruckman. The general (1927) is an imaginative masterpiece of dead-pan stone-face buster keaton comedy, generally regarded as one of the greatest of all silent comedies (and keaton's own favorite) - and undoubtedly the best train film ever made the civil war adventure-epic classic was made toward the end of the silent era. Her love of buster keaton started at age 11 when she saw the general on public tv is a proud “damfino” a member of the international buster keaton society and helps to spread the appreciation of not just buster, but all silent films as the curator of a silent film series at the rosendale theatre collective in ulster county, ny.