I wish people would stop recommending public domain versions of this film (and others). They are free, yes. They are also not worth watching. The General is one of my Top 10 favorite films of all time, but the P.D. versions would be Bottom 10. The picture quality in the public domain is TERRIBLE and the generic music selections are horrific. It would be better to NEVER see The General over watching the P.D. version.
9 - While not quite my favorite Keaton (Sherlock Jr. just barely edges it out), from both a conceptual and a concrete perspective, "The General" is undeniably the titan's masterpiece. His complete control of both his props (TRAINS!!!) and his backgrounds is still breathtaking and, 90 years on, he is still proving that no amount of processing power can out-stage an ingenious ex-carny with balls the size of planets.
Perhaps Buster Keaton's greatest achievement, THE GENERAL may not be a laugh-a-minute knee slapper like some of his other films, but is instead a great adventure distinguished by Keaton's trademark deadpan humor. The train chase set pieces are especially impressive, THE GENERAL is an impeccably choreographed and realized comedic masterpiece. What Keaton accomplished with trains is simply astounding.
keaton very agile, throughout the film he never smiled, but he make me smile. I believe this film a lot of the cost,
but the result is very satisfactory and outstanding. Mrembes untuk mas Keaton dan mas Bruckman