- Title: CF226
****CLASSIC SCENES 10:10:40 AND 10:25:00****
FEATURE FILM (1927)
10:00:00 Opening credits
Vs shots steam train 'General' moving through countryside - nice LS as it pulls into town. MS girl handed book - smiling; gift / present. Nice MS two children / boys following man / Keaton down street - mimicry / copying. MS couple on couch / sofa - romantic. Nice shot as girl kisses father and brother goodbye in doorway.
10:05:00 Girl kisses man ( Keaton ) - shocked / surprised; comically falls off porch. Int shop / store; man climbs / rushes to front of queue; arguing with man behind him in queue - counter / hatch. Nice MS man measuring himself against tall man - height.
10:08:27 Man ( Keaton ) kicked / thrown out of shop door. MCU girl's disappointed face.
10:10:40 CLASSIC SHOT: Keaton sitting on wheel of steam train moving up and down as the train moves forward along the track.
Two important military men discussing war strategy / plans - map, tent. Nice shot int train; carriage of passengers.
10:14:50 Nice shot man running up tracks after train. Int train girl being tied up by group of men - ropes, robbers / kidnappers. Man pulls out hand operated cart from hut and begins chasing train but it crashes. man steals bicycle but this also crashes. Vs shots steam trains in motion.
10:20:00 Nice shots man loads canon. WA man sitting on front of train. Excellent mcus man looks confused / surprised.
10:25:00 Excellent / CLASSIC SHOTS: man / ,am on front of train moving logs / train sleepers from the track.
Train wheels moving speedily but train stuck. Nice shots army - horses, wagons moving through fields; man unaware this is happening in the BG behind him. Army / soldiers marching.
10:32:00 Heavy rain - man climbs into house through window; stealing food, hides under table. Funny scene as he tries to remain hidden - stifles sneeze, gets burnt by cigar and kicked. Nice shot of an eye looking through hole in tablecloth.
10:35:48 Int bedroom - upset girl sitting on bed; crying, wringing hands, sad. Throws herself down - melodramatic. Good rescue scene - man trying very hard to be quiet.
Ext woods / forest - raining, lightning, grisly bear. Comical moment - girls jumps up from bush scaring man, he falls back over log. Vs shots girl and man caught / trapped in bear traps.
10:40:08 Romantic - girl and man / couple hugging. Next morning - waking up; pine cones hits him on head. a puts girl into sack and carries her to steam train. Vs shots soldiers loading up train with supplies.
10:46:50 Comical moment as he tips girl out of sack - not gentle.
10:50:30 Nice shot through carriage of man throws objects onto track in front of other train.
Comical moment as man throttles girl then quickly kisses her!
10:55:00 Slight train crash / bump - soldiers fall over. Vs shots troops / soldiers marching.
10:59:42 Man falls into river. Girl and man hastily / quickly undress him / change his clothes.
11:01:00 Vs shots soldiers rushing to get ready for battle - tents, horses. LS army riding / running out of town.
11:03:10 Comical moment - man trips over sword. Excellent footage of steam train crashing into river. Train and bridge collapse / crash into river. Vs shots battle / fight across river; smoke, gun fire, canons, horses, swords, explosions. Comical moment as man nearly gets shot in bottom by canon. Dam destroyed - man shoots canon but it goes straight up in the air.
11:09:34 Nice MS man shot / killed holding flag. Heroes welcomed - crowds cheering / clapping as soldiers return to the town. Defeat - general hands over sword. Nice scene as man promoted to Lieutenant.
11:14:00 Couple trying to enjoy romantic moment - kiss but keep getting interrupted by soldiers. Comical as he salutes passing soldiers while he's kissing her.
11:14:50 The End
- Keywords: USA SILENT COMEDY, SLAPSTICK, WAR, ROMANCE, HERO
- Master Title:CF226