Wednesday, August 8, 2012

HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT: Sherlock Jr.


Another edition of Hit me with your best shot brings us "Sherlock Jr.", directed by Buster Keaton. This amusing film features all the funny visual gags you would expect from a silent film. Although it didn't completely convert me into a silent film enthusiast, I could definitely see its merits. I was particularly struck by the Bond-like, blockbuster elements of the film. Although the film is low-key by today's standards, it includes explosions, chase scenes, stunts, cool gadgets, a hot chick and even some visual effects! Hence, my favourite shot highlights one of these elements.

Click below for my favourite shot...



My favourite shot comes from a chase scene where Buster Keaton leaps from the top of a building into the crook's car. Buster Keaton did all his own stunts and I was quite impressed with this one.

7 comments:

  1. I'm glad you watched and enjoyed this. I'm always happy when someone takes a look at a silent gem, even if it doesn't convert them.

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  2. I actually don't mind silent films (I'm more of a Chaplin fan though). Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Chaplin is my favourite actor/director. I'm currently working my way through watching and reviewing his entire filmography. It's taking a while!

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  3. I kept biting my nails through most of these sequences and then asked myself: how on earth did he do it?

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  4. totally Jose. It was the train bit that terrified (and amused) me most, which is probably why I selected it. but this ia great sequence, too.

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