First ever video was shot in 1888 , This movie was out in 1926 , Buster Keaton is a Genius . Cant even imagine how limited technology was back then . Those Stunts and rush can be felt through out the movie , This movie is Ageless . Thanks to digital restoration i was able to watch it . This and Metropolis should be respected just for being made.
The stunts and visual effects in this film are insanely well made. There is not a single shot that looks fake, it feels real and helps the viewer to get along with the story. The train chase sequences reminds me of "Mad Max : Fury Road". Another extremely well made action film made almost 90 years after Keaton's film. The influence of this wild ride makes it a highly enjoyable essential piece of cinema. 3.5 stars.
Pensare che qualcuno sia riuscito a realizzare un film del genere la bellezza di 90 anni fa, con i pochi e regrediti mezzi disponibili all'epoca, ci dà una definizione ben chiara di cosa voleva dire essere un "genio cinematografico". Senza dialoghi e con poche, semplici, idee Keaton riesce, come sempre, ad essere comico ed innovativo.
Da cuenta porqué Buster Keaton es un grande del cine. La veo 90 años después de su estreno y logró hacerme reír y disfrutar de la historia. Tema aparte es que con la cinematografía en ciernes haya obtenido un trabajo logrado. Podría elogiar el encuadre, la edición, la sencillez y contundencia... pero lo mejor: la escena del cañón y cuando quita el madero de las rieles jaja, un maestro.
Consider me one of those audience members who in 1927 did not wholly embrace the film; a clever feat of stunts but never as raucously funny as Keaton can be. Impressive for treating trains as if they were mere model stand-ins, and I do love watching Keaton's mopey mug. The politics are interesting - I'm inclined to think the film shows heroics as whims of chance and romance, undermining but not addressing the Confed