Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The General

The General is a 1926 Buster Keaton film. We're huge Buster Keaton fans here, and this is a classic. The film takes place in Tennessee during the Civil War.

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The New York Times has a review from the time of the film's release. Slate Magazine says, "Yeah, it's silent. So what? You'll barely notice. It's that good." Senses of Cinema has an article. Empire Online gives it 5 out of 5 stars and describes it as a "glorious action-comedy".

It's on Roger Ebert's Great Movies list. Rotten Tomatoes has a critics rating of 93%.

8 comments:

  1. Oh yes! I ADORE his silent films!

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    1. We are fans. He's priceless, isn't he!

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  2. I have only heard of Buster Keaton, but never seen him in films. I'm going to watch this one. Seems like you, Susi, and a lot of critics seem to LOVE it, too.

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    1. Buster Keaton is our favorite of the old silent movie stars, and we love it when he shows up in more modern sound films. He was a truly brilliant actor!

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  3. Wonderful! Who needs words when the actor is this good 😁. Have a great day! J 😊 x

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    1. My favorite of his films is a sound film lol A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum was his final film.

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