Pod Hard

Action Movie History 1928 (Steamboat Bill Jr)

May 12, 2020

Michael Bay and Roland Emmerich sure know how to destroy large populated areas with computers, but when you need to wreck a town for real there's only one lunatic for the job: Buster Keaton.

Steamboat Bill Jr is a powerhouse of a movie and utterly, utterly bonkers. Jonas Högberg & Anders Hultqvist loose themselves in a discussion about stop and continue-pans, compare hands to toilet lids and reads way too much into facial hair.

Meanwhile Buster pulls out all the stops as he glides through the streets on his ear, flies on a tree, takes a quick peak inside a loaf of bread, crosses his legs while unconscious, wears Gary Daniel-sized jackets and face a falling wall with balls the size of cocoanuts.

Also featuring in this larger than life episode of Pod Hard: Bebe Daniels Feel my Pulse, Harold Lloyd's Speedy, Vsevolod Pudovkin's Storm over Asia, Shôzô Makino's Chushingura: The Truth, Kanjûrô Arashi's Kurama Tengu and... Buster Keaton's The Cameraman.

"He'll ruin 21 years of antiseptic supervision!"

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