Archive for 60’s

The Railrodder: Buster Keaton in Canada

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 11, 2013 by willontheinternet

(Another short article.)

This is the sort of thing that probably gets more attention now, in the age of the internet, then it did when it was released. It’s part film, part travelogue for Canada. And our tour guide is… Buster Keaton??!

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I Walk Around Moscow

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 21, 2013 by willontheinternet

Apparently, Josef Stalin’s favorite movie was a 1930’s slapstick comedy film called Volga-Volga. And between 1930 and 1952 this man’s unfortunate taste in movies reigned over Russia with an iron fist. If you didn’t follow the censor’s demand for “social realism” (or its somewhat hypocritical weakness for colorful fantasy movies,) you might very well end up in the gulag.

It must have been a relief after he died… Repression was still there, of course (the first sex scene in a Russian film wasn’t until 1988) but there was still a huge renaissance in the late 50’s and early 60’s. One of the best films to come out of this was I Walk Around Moscow (Я шагаю по Москве).

Bros

Meet the bros

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