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TheBananaKeaton > Chaplin, IMO.
rvandamMaybe its just because Chaplin has been parodied so much that he feels cliche to me, but I definitely get a deeper sense of sophistication from Keaton, even in his slapstick.
In particular, the stunts in this and The General would never be attempted let alone allowed in today's movie studios. And 90 year old special effects that tricked me enough to make me laugh. Technically, this is an amazing movie.
RessaSimply just funny as hell throughout the whole movie. The dream-sequence is fantastic and the The billard-scene together with the motorcyle-part is just brilliant, turning Keaton into a surreal mix of early James Bond and Sterling Archer.
roobin_22The motorcycle ride was incredible!
TalkingElvishSheer genius from beginning to end.
chunkylefungaExcellent stunts that surpass many of today's films.
DieguitoFunny as hell!! Brilliant movie, Buster Keaton is the best in silent movies! The action is his movies is real!
SiskoidSherlock Jr. is, to my mind, Buster Keaton's masterpiece. It has to be. It is inventive, and clever, and delightfully meta, and a love letter to cinema and the power of imagination, and a keen adventure, and a sweet romance, and there isn't one moment that isn't entertaining as all get-out. And best of all, it's a tight story, everything connects. I wonder what was in the reel's worth of footage Keaton took out after a test audience's lukewarm reception, but perhaps its economy is part of the joy. In this one, Buster is a lowly projectionist who is framed for a theft he didn't commit that puts his relationship with his fiancée in jeopardy. That night, he falls asleep in the projection booth and has an out-of-body - and into-movie - experience where he finds himself on the screen, and later the detective hero of a dastardly mystery. This is a film that would not be possible with anyone BUT Keaton. It requires his incredible - I want to say, superhuman - precision. Never mind the cool bit with the editing, I don't know how he did all that with the pool table! So yes, this one sold me on Keaton's genius, and I know see all his other work in a brighter light because of it.
Definitely agree with you on that. Keaton has a phenomenal stage presence without the 'sentimentalist overacting' of Chaplin, was quite the daredevil and showed a phenomenal range of skills with his various life-threatening stunts and technical movie producing abilities.
KuroSawWhatThis was hilarious and brilliant. Great comic timing and stunts. Much funnier than anyone making movies today.
mikhaelmtGreat story with great score all throughout the film.
nyotaSuch a great film! Very entertaining. Keaton is so charming and funny in this. And yes, the motorcycle ride WAS amazing!
RoastMutton10Much better than Chaplin.
abemadAmazing. Really. So extremely well thought through and most of all realised. Great comedy-, love-, slapstick-, detective-, action movie.
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