Category: Buster Keaton

Faculty Faves: The General

September 17th, 2012 in Buster Keaton, Faculty Faves, Silent Cinema 0 comments

As the semester gets underway, thoughts turn to films that are perpetual winners, thosecinematic treasures that hold up through the decades –and now even centuries! Such movies are simply never not not going to be used in film classes. One of those gems is Buster Keaton’s The General. “Death-defying” is such a cliche but ’tis an accurate description for the wild stunts Keaton fearlessly performs on a moving train. Kids, watch them all at Krasker …but don’t try them at home!

That's not CGI folks! Keaton in The General.