Tuesday, February 11, 2014

One Week (1920)

Directors: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

Writers: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline

Composer: Ben Model

Starring: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts

More info: IMDb

Plot: A newly wedded couple attempt to build a house with a prefabricated kit, unaware that a rival sabotaged the kit's component numbering.

My rating: 9/10

Will I watch it again? Yes.

Here's the first film Keaton did on his own after having done 15 two-reelers with Fatty Arbuckle and it's a beaut.  As per usual, there are lots of gags and this is loaded with them.



There's even a little sexy in this picture to spice things up, something you rarely saw in comedies back then.

DAMN IT!!!!  Stupid cameraman!

 She's so adorable.

 This one is freakin' hilarious.  The house is a character all its own.  There are some very dangerous stunts featured like the house wall falling to the ground with Keaton (as The Groom) standing in the way as it falls.  Stuff like that.  It's incredible how much they were able to do back then.  I hate to repeat myself but they sure don't make 'em like they used to.  Take twenty minutes and laugh your ass off to the YouTube video at the top of the whole thing.  This one's a real peach.

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