Thursday, March 10, 2011

The General Steamboat Sherlock Jr.

Today's quickie was an all too brief tribute to the genius of Buster Keaton, who remains my favorite of the silent comedians. I still recall seeing Sunset Blvd. and hearing Buster speak his only line, "Pass." I've seen other speaking films with him since then, but there was something eerie about hearing the great Stone Face utter a sound. Perhaps it was merely eerie because it was in Sunset Blvd. Anyhow, if you've not seen at least The General, you've done yourself a great disservice.

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