The General

8/28/14 The General (1927) Director: Joseph Frank “Buster” Keaton Buster Keaton’s monumental film was inspired by the events called the “Great Locomotive Chase” in 1862, wherein volunteers from the union army commandeered a train and heavily destroyed infrastructure in the South from Tennessee, such as the communication wires. It had a low box office turnout, … Continue reading The General

Sherlock, Jr.

8/24/14 Sherlock, Jr. (1924) Director: Joseph Frank “Buster” Keaton Keaton’s Sherlock, Jr. is a magnificent and meta-textual film that is undoubtedly one of the greatest silent films ever made. Keaton plays a movie theatre attendant/projectionist (he secretly wishes he was a detective) who goes to buy a $1 box of chocolates but he amusingly changes the … Continue reading Sherlock, Jr.