Tag: Buster Keaton

July 9, 2012 / / Main Slate Archive

Sherlock, Jr. – 1924 – dir. Buster Keaton

The following is an entirely insufficient attempt to explain what Sherlock Jr is about without using the words “projectionist” or “detective”:

Sherlock Jr is about a man’s (or Man’s) struggle against the destructive forces of the world and their indifference to our petty squabbles and emotional yearnings. It is a film of divergent, diverse forces wreaking havoc on mere mortals, as well as the need for these mortals to develop a realized, physical skill set in order to, if not to conquer and command the forces, at least eke out a living against a smorgasbord of pressures.”