The General

The General posterA few weeks ago we watched Buster Keaton’s The General the other day. It’s public domain, a free download from the Internet Archive.

Very funny stuff, and some quite remarkable stunts considering they had so few safety precautions compared to nowadays.

I had been pondering if it was rude to talk during a silent movie.

The conclusion was: yes. It may not stop you hearing the dialogue, but it does interrupt your concentration.

Keaton’s Steamboat Bill Jr is also on my list.

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