For April 30th- College

Bringing my postings for April to a close, we have this classic silent sketch film from Mr. Buster Keaton.

Story/Writing: 1/2

Standard set of comedy sketches put together into a plot arc.  Not completely disjointed, but not very linear either.

Acting: 1.5/2

Keaton is an amazing physical actor, and there are a lot of outlets for his style on tap in this short film.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

A decent framing style captures Keaton’s antics across some very cool sets.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

A good soundtrack that is a necessity in a film like this.  The stunts are also really cool, and made even better by the fact that they were almost all done by Buster himself.

Misc: 1/2

A good film in the silent slapstick genre.  Filled with as many gags as the next.

VERDICT: 6.5/10

A must for fans of silent films or Buster Keaton.


About svolkmer

Photographer. Filmmaker. Nice guy.
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