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The General (dir. Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton, 1926)

“[The General contains] the purest distillation of Buster Keaton’s style and persona. If you want to know who he was, as an artist and a man, just watch the ten minutes or so that make up the first chase sequence.” 1,124 more words

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The General - "The acclaim it has accumulated and achieved in the last sixty years is not without merit..."

Though The General is the highest ranked comedy in Sight and Sound’s 2012 poll of ‘The Greatest Films of All-Time’, it’s interesting to note how it failed to recoup the costly production in 1927. 576 more words

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Get packing: Where to shop for picnic-perfect things

Summer is made for easy-breezy picnics in the park, at concerts and a slew of blanket and basket worthy locales. To get started, the list below provides suggestions on where to get some of the best food—whether you buy and prepare, pick up pre-made or request catered—plus beer, wine and dessert options. 236 more words

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A few different layers to today’s inspiration. Firstly is the simple fact one of my WIP consists of fire. So I have been watching our fireplace a little more to watch the flames and make sure I get it as realilistic as possible. 229 more words


The General (1926)

#18—The General

When most people think of the silent film era, most people will think of the great Charlie Chaplin (City Lights). Chaplin could be considered the face of the silent film era of Hollywood. 503 more words


Purdue Graduation 2015

Ok, ladies and gents. A couple of my friends requested me to do their graduation photos. I advised them to pick someone else because 1. I’ve never participated in graduation photos 2. 64 more words

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How cute is this little mosaic... Hey that's me in the last row!!! Thanks Damola for capturing this awesome day!

This Silent Film Action Scene Gets Loud With The 'Mad Max' Soundtrack

Unless you’re deaf or a film buff, then silent films probably aren’t of much interest to you. Then again, Buster Keaton’s canon is a thing to behold — especially when you realize his phenomenal action set pieces are totally reliant on practical effects, dangerous stunts, and no sound effects whatsoever. 77 more words

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