Montag, 7. Mai 2012

Neighbors (Keaton, Cline, 1920) #DTC 799

Keaton's interpretation of Romeo and Juliet - fences are there to be crossed.

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.

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