A landmark in every way.
Buster Keaton, my pick for the best silent film comedian, knocks it out of the park with this rom-com, which accomplished unheard-of technical achievements.
Operating at the dawn of motion pictures, “The Great Stone Face” didn’t have CGI, instead creating his often-mesmerizing effects through hard work, camera tricks, and putting his own safety into question.
Keaton broke his neck during a stunt here, then endured horrifying headaches, not finding out the full extent of his injury for NINE YEARS.
You can endure sitting in a recliner for 45 minutes to appreciate this masterpiece.