Archive for September 3rd, 2017

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

The Sound of Silence

In one of the finest books ever written about comedic film, The Silent Clowns, Walter Kerr refers to Buster Keaton as the most silent of the silent film comedians: The silence was related to another deeply rooted quality — that immobility, the sense of alert repose we have so often seen in him. Keaton could […]

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Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Golden Treasure

Greed and human nature — it’s a common theme in both movies and literature, but rarely has it been handled as expertly as in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948). Following his service in World War II, director John Huston found the ideal project for his next film. It would be based on the […]

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