Monday, 16 December 2013

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 10: Fri Jan 10

Sherlock Jr (Keaton, 1924): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 8.40pm

This film, which is screening as part of the Keaton season at BFI Southbank, is also being shown on January 7th and 12th. Details here.

Chicago Reader review:
This 1924 comedy finds Buster Keaton anticipating most of the American avant-garde of the 70s: he plays a projectionist who falls asleep during the showing of a detective thriller and projects himself into the action. Keaton's appreciation of the formal paradoxes of the medium is astounding; his observations on the relationship between film and the subconscious are groundbreaking and profound. And it's a laugh riot, too.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is an extract from the film.

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