Keaton's The General

From People's Forum Atlantic Refugees Folder:

Buddomonn: Keaton's The General is a visual treat

One of the greatest shots in that film is of Keaton chopping wood on his train (for fuel), while the entire battle front unravels behind him. He looks up, sensing something, looks behind him, sees nothing the matter (the front has long sinced passed), shrugs, goes back to chopping wood, unaware that he's now travelling in enemy territory. Beautiful image, and irreducibly funny.

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