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Der General

The General

USA, 1926
Action, Abenteuerfilm, Komödie

Darum geht's

Der Südstaateneisenbahner Johnnie Gray hat zwei Lieben: die junge Frau Annabelle und seine Lokomotive. Beiden ist er so zugetan, dass er ihnen zuliebe die feindlichen Linien des Sezessionskrieges durchbricht – und so einen Großangriff der Nordstaaten zum Scheitern bringt.

Darum sehenswert

Regularly hailed as one of the greatest comedies ever committed to celluloid, The General is silent slapstick at its peak, leading to a wild climactic chase scene that will forever be in the record books.

Der General Regie Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman


Gorgeously filmed in the mountains of Oregon, the film frames Keaton’s amazing tricks with a predominance of long traveling shots using the steam engine and tracks as the guiding elements of the film’s visual and comic style… He was interested in making his comedy interact with and respond to the physics of the real world, just as he was interested in using the camera to expand beyond the confines of theatrical comedy.
March 23, 2014
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The General is a masterclass in comic direction, with Keaton’s simple setups allowing him to find both big laughs and subtle, almost throwaway gags within the same frame. He also pulls off a series of remarkable tracking shots as he clambers across the moving train — the editing fluidly pulling us from one set-piece to the next.
January 23, 2014
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