Sight and Sound - 08/01/2010
"[T]he film is still clearly the work of a master, and the temperance of the storytelling is more than classical -- it's novelistic, favouring ambience and character over what-happens-next."
New York Times - 07/01/2010
"A lot of things come down during the climax of STEAMBOAT BILL, JR., including most of the Mississippi river town (actually Sacramento) where the story is set. Struck by a cyclone, the building around Keaton collapse or are torn away, yet he remains strangely unmoved..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Complete alternate version of Steamboat Bill, Jr., comprised entirely of variant takes and camera angles
Music by The Biograph Players presented in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Organ score by Lee Erwin
Piano score by William Perry
Documentary on the making of the film
"Why They Call Him Buster," a montage of pratfalls
Two vintage recordings of the folk song "Steamboat Bill"
In STEAMBOAT BILL, JR., Buster Keaton plays the mild-mannered son of a steamboat captain caught in the middle of the bitter rivalry between his father and another Mississippi riverboat owner. This silent classic contains the famous stunt in which a cyclone blows down a two-story wall over Keaton who passes unharmed through an open window.
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