Friday, 9 December 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 345: Wednesday Dec 14

The General (Keaton, 1926): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.45pm
With live piano from John Sweeney

Chicago Reader review:
 
'Buster Keaton may have made more significant films, but The General (1927) stands as an almost perfect entertainment. Keaton is a locomotive engineer in the Civil War south whose train is hijacked by Union spies; his attempts to bring it back become a strangely moving and very funny account of man's love for machine. Marion Mack is the girl, who can't quite compete.' Dave Kehr

Here is the trailer.

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