10 Things About The General (1927)
So my Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra silent film calendar tells me today is the release date for The General. I get really excited about this – a great reason to talk about The General! The problem is February 1 doesn’t match up with any of the release dates in the IMDB entry. What’s a poor film blogger to do? She says “What the hell,” everyday is a good day to talk about the The General!
So I made this post anyway. Then, as I was perusing the interwebs, I saw a bye-bye post from The Toronto Silent Film Festival and the mystery was solved. February 1 is not the release date for The General, but the day on which Buster Keaton shuffled off this mortal coil in 1966.
So let’s celebrate the life of Buster Keaton with a gallery of images from his masterpiece The General and “10 Things About The General. “