General, The* (Republic)

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General, The* (Republic)

  • 1927 ----- b & w ----- 76 min ----- laserdisc
  • (Directed by Buster Keaton, based on a story by Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman, from The Great Locomotive Chase by William Pittinger; with Buster Keaton, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley, Marion Mack) Buster Keaton's masterpiece of a railroad engineer caught in the Civil War. Working from historical sources, Keaton and his cinematographers, J. Devereaux Jennings and Bert Haines, created a movie that looked like Matthew Brady's Civil War photographs brought to life. Into this hauntingly realistic background, Keaton and Clyde Bruckman, a writer and gagman who became his co-director, incorporated the greatest collection of sight gags ever assembled in one move. (Funded by the Department of Comparative Literature) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (History: American, Motion Pictures: Features, Motion Pictures: Comedy)