Thursday, July 07, 2005

The New Janitor

US 1914. PC: Keystone. D+starring: Charles Chaplin. Chaplin Opus 27. 311 m /16 fps/ 17'. Da SEA, BFI/NFTVA, Cineteca di Bologna, and Lobster Films, restaurato presso L'Immagine Ritrovata nel 2005. ♪ Donald Sosin. Thursday 7 July 2005, Cinéma Lumière 1, Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna. A step above the routine Keystone romps, this one has the same structure as The Floorwalker for Mutual. It's fast and sharp, there are dimensions of feeling beyond slapstick, the development of the storyline and gags is more mature than in routine Keystones, and the characters are more interesting. Charlie's best Keystone film?

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