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Classic silent comedy

(Edit) 19/09/2010

This 1926 film starts quite slowly but stick with it and you'll get to the wonderful comedy routines and astounding acrobatic stunts. It's a great film to introduce children, or anyone, to the joys of silent comedy. My kids love this movie, they are amazed by the simplicity of the special effects and the split second timing of the stunts. (They'd also recommend "Oh, Mr. Porter!" from 1937 for more fun with trains...)

The only disappointment on this DVD is the music - instead of a specially written score there is a series of piano rags. Pleasant enough, but music underlining the action would have been even better. See films like this with live accompaniment if you get the chance.

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