Dienstag, 22. Februar 2011

Sherlock Jr. - TSPDT #100


A projectionist wannabe-detective is mistaken as a watch thief and dreams of solving the crime in a dream based on the film he is screening.

Finally got around to see this one. There are many amazing things in this short piece:

First, the film-in-film scenes are outright fantastic. So many ideas in so little time make this worth a repeated watching.

Second, and quite obviously, the slapstick precision and some of the stunts are simply amazing.

What struck me is the variety of sophistication of gags - a very simple "banana peel" gag can come within seconds of an extremely elaborate, complicated and dangerous stunt. This makes the films even more appealing.

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