Day By Day

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Keaton Night Tonight

Tonight TCM is honoring Buster Keaton, the greatest American comic genius. We just watched "Steamboat Bill, Jr." -- not his best, but with amazing action sequences. The General -- my favorite Keaton flick -- is coming up.

Watching "Steamboat Bill, Jr." I was again astounded at the sheer physicality Keaton projects. There are stunt sequences that would challenge any parkour runner today. He is one of the great ones. Jackie Chan has credited Keaton as being his inspiration and in these films you can see what he means.

To see "Steamboat Bill, Jr." go here.

And here is the General.

Read a nice appreciation of Keaton's genius here.