Montag, 7. Mai 2012
Neighbors (Keaton, Cline, 1920) #DTC 799
The antics around the fence mentioned above are simply awesome. I can only be stunned at the level of creativity and great ideas that Keaton has put into those little slapstick parades. Funnily enough, I have a very hard time remembering anything similar from a newer film. The level of ingenuity and the sheer quantity of fresh ideas have never been matched since, except maybe some of the Avery or Tom&Jerry animations.
The choking amount of superhero franchise tries to do this to some extent, that Nicolas Cage hero film comes to mind - unfortunately, that was infested with the story-killing highschool-nerd-turns-superhero übercliché.
Maybe it is time for a new physically intensive comedy - VFX galore.