Sherlock Jr And, Three ages

Buster Keaton, 1895-1966, Edward Cline, 1892-1961, Jean Havez, 1872-1925, Joseph A. Mitchell, Clyde Bruckman, 1894-1955

DVD - 2010

Widely regarded as one of the most visually inventive silent comedies ever made, Sherlock Jr. offers fast-paced slapstick as well as a brilliant deconstruction of the filmmaking process. Keaton stars as a movie theater projectionist who dreams of becoming a super-sleuth and, in one breathtaking sequence, literally steps into the screen to bring his fantasies to life.

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Subjects
Genres
Romantic comedy films
Feature films
Silent films
Comedy films
Slapstick comedy films
Published
©2010
Edition
Ultimate 2-disc edition
Language
English
Item Description
Special features: Sherlock Jr. : audio commentary by film historian David Kalat ; documentary short on the making of the film, written by film historian David B. Pearson ; visual essay on the film's locations by Silent Echoes author John Bengtson. Three ages: Man's Genesis (1912) a nine-minute excerpt of the D.W. Griffith prehistoric romance that inspired Keaton's parody ; visual essay on the film's locations by Silent Echoes author John Bengtson ; Three Ages re-cut as a trio of stand-alone short films.
Physical Description
2 videodiscs (approximately 108 min.) : silent with added music, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Format
DVD; NTSC; HD from archival 35 mm; 2.0 stereo.; 5.1 surround sound (Sherlock Jr.).
Audience
Not rated.
Production Credits
Sherlock Jr.: photographed by Byron Houck and Elgin Lessley ; music by The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra and The Club Foot Orchestra ; Three ages: photographed by Elgin Lessley and William McGann ; music arranged and conducted by Robert Israel ; organ score by Lee Erwin.
Other Authors
Buster Keaton, 1895-1966 (film director), Edward Cline, 1892-1961 (screenwriter), Jean Havez, 1872-1925, Joseph A. Mitchell, Clyde Bruckman, 1894-1955
  • Sherlock Jr. (45 min., 1924) / a Metro attraction ; directed by Buster Keaton ; produced by Joseph M. Schenck ; screenplay by Jean Havez, Joseph Mitchell, & Clyde Bruckman
  • Three ages (63 min., 1923) / a Metro attraction ; directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline ; produced by Joseph M. Schenck ; screenplay by Jean Havez, Joseph Mitchell, & Clyde Bruckman.