User:matthow on Tue, 16 Jan 2007 00:54:50 -0500

The General is widely regarded as one of the best silent features of the 1920s by many film critics. I cannot disagree. Buster was at his creative and performance peak while making this movie. There was no real script, just a story outline. Buster and the crew worked with what they had (in Cottage Grove, OR) and forged one of the greatest comedies (and the best chase scenes) put to film. I grew up watching Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy, and they'll always have a place in my heart, but Buster Keaton will always be my comic superman.


User:matthow on Tue, 16 Jan 2007 00:54:50 -0500

The General is widely regarded as one of the best silent features of the 1920s by many film critics. I cannot disagree. Buster was at his creative and performance peak while making this movie. There was no real script, just a story outline. Buster and the crew worked with what they had (in Cottage Grove, OR) and forged one of the greatest comedies (and the best chase scenes) put to film. I grew up watching Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy, and they'll always have a place in my heart, but Buster Keaton will always be my comic superman.


User:scottd1z3 on Mon, 14 Apr 2008 09:07:12 -0400

oh yea


User:scottd1z3 on Mon, 14 Apr 2008 09:07:12 -0400

oh yea


User:leg1ndyoll on Tue, 18 May 2010 19:49:05 -0400

Having watched the BBC program by Paul Merton about silent stars, I feel I have to watchthis movie.


User:leg1ndyoll on Tue, 18 May 2010 19:49:05 -0400

Having watched the BBC program by Paul Merton about silent stars, I feel I have to watchthis movie.


User:deadred on Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:52:43 -0400

I first heard of this comedy whilst looking at the AFI top 100 comedies, and this silent was at NUMBER 18! Can it really be that special? Oh yes it can! This film is outstanding. IMHO genuinely funnier than any _silent_ comedies from L&H or Chaplin. Just pay attention to the detail, so best not to watch on a mobile device. Actually I could easily roll off a dozen or so modern 'comedy' movie efforts that this one trounces. Orson Welles also liked it a lot!


User:deadred on Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:52:43 -0400

I first heard of this comedy whilst looking at the AFI top 100 comedies, and this silent was at NUMBER 18! Can it really be that special? Oh yes it can! This film is outstanding. IMHO genuinely funnier than any _silent_ comedies from L&H or Chaplin. Just pay attention to the detail, so best not to watch on a mobile device. Actually I could easily roll off a dozen or so modern 'comedy' movie efforts that this one trounces. Orson Welles also liked it a lot!