Secondly just browsing the internet and found some great news about a silent comedy festival which is held in the same place as Encounters the animation festival i went to last week,the silent comedy festival will be help in january and has some big names another reason for the General picture is about because they will be showing a new score. (more information below)
Buster Keaton’s feature length classic comedy, The General (1926), is considered a masterpiece of cinema. Set in the American Civil War, Buster Keaton plays Jonnie Gray, who is unable to enlist in the Confederate army because he is needed as a railroad engineer. His sweetheart, who thinks he’s a coward, won’t talk to him until he’s in uniform.
The evening will also feature shorts from Laurel & Hardy in The Finishing Touch (1928) and Charlie Chaplin in The Adventurer (1916).
Plus, all of the films will be accompanied live, including a world premiere of a new score for The General, composed and conducted by Guenter A. Buchwald and performed by The European Silent Screen Virtuosi and Bristol Ensemble. The Matinee Idles, featuring Paul McGann, will also perform on the night.