A man with a stoic face provides the biggest laughs!
Day 18 – Your Favorite Comedy Film
The General (1926, Clyde Bruckman & Buster Keaton)
That train keeps a rolling and Buster Keaton keeps the same stoic look on his face, while I keep laughing. The General is my favorite comedy of all time because it is every kind of funny, it’s loud and obnoxious, quiet and reserved, physical, laugh out loud, insert your brand of comedy here and it is most likely found in The General. It all comes back to Buster Keaton though, and that always stoic mug of his. No matter what happens around him Keaton’s face remains the same and the lack of reaction he shows to what happens around him is the funniest aspect of The General. Listen, I laugh, and laugh, and laugh when I watch The General, and that’s what makes a great comedy in these here eyes.