Monday, October 12, 2009

Make 'Em Laugh



My blogging buddy and real life chum, Sam, usually makes her Monday blog post a family movie review. Today I'm joining her and posting about a gem of a genre our family just discovered (or would it be re-discovered?), silent comedies, especially Buster Keaton silent comedies. Wingnut just happened to come across Sherlock Jr. while it was airing on TCM a few weeks ago. A couple of our kids came traipsing into the living room to check out what we were giggling about. Seeing they seemed a bit interested, we invited the rest of the kiddos to join us.

Buster Keaton was a comedic genius. It was impressive to see how physically expressive actors had to be to pull off silent comedy, and Buster Keaton had to be one of the best. I was surprised that all of our children were able to follow the story line, but best of all was the laughter. Skoshi A practically fell out her seat laughing over Keaton's high jinks. Really I don't think there is a cuter sound than that of children's laughter. I think we'll be renting more Buster Keaton in the near future.
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4 comments:

Teresa said...

You should definitely watch The General. It's one of the funniest Buster Keaton movies.

maxbrucewell said...

Good stuff!
Love the Grand Max Paw

Sarah - Kala said...

I love Buster films. Haven't seen one in a really long time!

Mahiki said...

Thanks we will try to get it on Netflix
JC