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Movie Review: The General (1926)


A guy gets the girl and helps score a battle win for the Confederates in 80 minutes. Don’t you just love the movies? The “guy” I’m referring to, Buster Keaton, plays both charmer and accidental daredevil in the Civil War silent comedy The General from 1926. 388 more words

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Let's go steal a..........train? The Great Locomotive Chase

My version – (History for History Haters)
Scene: General Ormsby M. Mitchel’s tent, Union Army camp somewhere in central Tennessee, early April, 1862. Mitchel is poring over a large map on a table, deep in thought. 1,418 more words

A Day In Life

100 years on, Tim Fischer seeks justice for his hero, the general

Precisely 100 years ago, December 22, 1914, a great convoy of ships sailed from Port Melbourne bound for Albany, Western Australia, and on to what would become known as the Great War. 11 more words

Movie review: The General (1926)

I first discovered Buster Keaton around a dozen years ago. I quickly devoured all of his silent films that I could find. I recently revisited… 210 more words

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Poetry: Siegfried Sassoon

I’ve always been moved by the story that Sassoon encouraged and supported Owen in writing poetry while the two were both at Craiglockhart, during the First World War. 450 more words

First World War

The General

Released in 1927, The General – produced, written, and starring Buster Keaton – was the first feature length comedy ever produced. It also was co directed by Keaton and Clyde Bruckman. 583 more words

The General - Finished!

Finally got him done! He was so very, very hard to put together; but worth it, in the end.

First off, I got all of the black edging painted. 100 more words

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