Having watched a handful of Charlie Chaplin silent films, I thought I’d take a look at one of the other renowned actors of the silent film era, Buster Keaton. So I queued up the 1927 film College, supposedly directed by James W. Horne (but really by Keaton himself unofficially), and settled in for what I hoped would be a funny hour of entertainment.
Unfortunately, I was left with a sense that I probably should have picked a different film for my introduction to Keaton’s work. College is a bit directionless, a bit tepid, and a bit uncomfortable. Continue reading