June 21, 2019 Subject:
Humorous Silent Buster Keaton Short - 1920s Style
'In 2008, One Week was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".'And, most reviewers rave about this film - might be best to listen to them. I found this to be an example of what innocent 1920s America, new to this kind of absurdist humor, found funny in a plot based on the everything-that-could-possibly-go-wrong-will-go-wrong approach compounded by Keaton's straight-faced acceptance of the absurd as if everything were normal and his exaggerated antics and pratfalls. Not laugh out loud humor, but mildly amusing.