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The General

(DVD - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The General
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Rejected by the Confederate army, and taken for a coward by his beloved, young Johnny Gray is given a chance to redeem himself when he wages a one-man war against Yankee spies who have stolen his locomotive.
Statement of Responsibility: Joseph M. Schenck presents ; a United Artists production ; written and directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman ; adapted by Al Boasberg and Charles Smith
Title: The general
[videorecording]
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino International, [2008]
Edition: Ultimate 2 disc ed
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (75 min.) : sd., b&w & col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Adapted by Al Boasberg and Charles Smith from William Pittenger's "The Great Locomotive Chase."
Original feature is color tinted; special features in color with black and white sequences
DVD release of the 1926 silent film
Special features: three musical scores; video tour of the authentic General; behind-the-scenes home movie footage; filmed introduction by Gloria Swanson; filmed introduction by Orson Welles; "The Buster Express": a brisk montage of train gags from throughout Keaton's career
Contents: Disc 1. The feature film
disc 2. Special features
Credits: Photography, Dev Jennings, Bert Haines ; music: 1. composed and conducted by Carl Davis, performed by The Thames Silents Orchestra; 2. arranged and directed by Robert Israel; or 3. theatre organ score by Lee Erwin.
Performers: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glenn Cavender, Jim Farley, Frederick Vroom, Charles Smith, Frank Barnes.
Summary: Rejected by the Confederate army, and taken for a coward by his beloved, young Johnny Gray is given a chance to redeem himself when he wages a one-man war against Yankee spies who have stolen his locomotive.
Audience: Rating Not rated
System Details: DVD, NTSC ; fullscreen presentation
Other Language: Silent film with English intertitles
Awards & Distinctions: National Film Registry selection, 1989
Subject Headings: Pittenger, William, 1840-1904 Film and video adaptations Locomotive engineers Drama Railroad trains Drama United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Drama Confederate States of America History Drama
Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Silent films
Comedy films
Fiction films
Feature films
Feature films-United States
Topical Term: Locomotive engineers
Railroad trains
Additional Contributors: Keaton, Buster - 1895-1966
Bruckman, Clyde - 1894-1955
Boasberg, Al - 1892-1937
Smith, Charles H. - 1865-1942 - (Charles Henry),
Schenck, Joseph M. - 1877-1961
Mack, Marion - 1902-1989
Cavender, Glen - 1883-1962
Farley, Jim - 1882-1947
Vroom, Frederick - 1857-1942
Pittenger, William - 1840-1904
United Artists Corporation
Kino International Corporation
Publisher No: K637
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE G
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Jul 03, 2012
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Some professional film critics consider this to be one of the top films of all time. My view is taking into consideration the time element - this silent film was done decades ago - it is a very entertaining and well executed film. However, it is a bit dated by today's standard. Also, Keaton was doing his Chaplin comic moves quite a bit too and this actually in my view slightly lowers the film's quality.

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