For the ninth day in a row, I’m playing Cinematic Santa, passing out online movie and TV clips to my favorite bloggers in a concerted effort to match their tastes. (Visit here for a more complete synopsis of my new Blogmas tradition.)
Today I reach into my bag of goodies (forgive me if my phrasing offends) for Kellee of the blog Outspoken and Freckled. Kellee loves a little of everything movie-wise, and as her blog’s title implies, she has as many opinions about film as she has sunkisses on her physique.
In fact, Kellee likes so many kinds of movies, I hardly know which interest to pinpoint — so I’m going for the obvious. Kellee lives in Kansas, which was the birthplace of one of her many movie idols, Buster Keaton. And if we’re talking Buster, I can’t do any better than to reward Kellee with one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen — Keaton’s solo film debut, One Week (1920).
It doesn’t even do justice to the movie to try to summarize its plot; it goes for big belly laughs from the get-go (and it succeeds) long before the main plot even takes hold. The movie is embedded below, so just hang onto something (so you won’t fall to the floor with laughter) and watch — and please join us tomorrow for Day 10!
How marvelously generous of you to include me! You have pegged me well in my cinematic tastes for the diversity of my preferences. And you have rung true again with Buster. He is one of my absolute favorites- and how could anyone not love Buster Keaton?? Comic brilliance in the most athletic package of jaw-dropping physical comedy. ONE WEEK is hilarious! I’ve been a very lucky lass to have seen this gem on the big screen. Thanks again, Steve!
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I do indeed envy you for having seen ONE WEEK on the big screen. Glad you liked the “gift”!