By Stephen Clarke
Was once the conflict of Hastings a French victory? Non! William the Conqueror was once Norman and hated the French. have been the Brits particularly liable for the dying of Joan of Arc? Non! The French sentenced her to loss of life for donning trousers. used to be the guillotine a French invention? Non! It was once invented in Yorkshire. Ten centuries' worthy of French ancient 'facts' chew the dirt as Stephen Clarke appears to be like at what has quite been happening on the grounds that 1066...
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In silent comedy, the gags are focal. What we are asking is whether or not automatism is the theme that governs most of the more elaborate and memorable gags in The General. Themes of The General 35 Scanning the ﬁlm from beginning to end, we note that automatism gags occur throughout. When The General is ﬁrst hijacked, Johnnie, who had been washing up, beckons bystanders, and lights out on foot after the train. The chase begins, recorded by an overhead long-shot. Johnnie and four volunteers run towards the camera.
On several occasions, he becomes quite aggravated with her: when she sweeps the cab, when she discards a piece of knotty pine, when she ties the evergreens, and twice when she offers tiny pieces of wood for ﬁres. The aggravation on these occasions places the bond of affection between Johnnie and Annabelle on a somewhat earthly rather than transcendent plane. One would think that if Keaton were involved in glorifying romantic love, as Chaplin does, Keaton’s depiction of the woman would verge on a comparable degree of idolatry, such as, the use of giant close-ups and luminous lighting, which would make the veritable religiosity, the very sanctiﬁcation of love as a divine power, visually overpowering.
Since the locomotive is on a curving section of track, we are able to see directly behind the train as it turns the track. Perhaps, due to the curve, this is the ﬁrst time since the depot that Johnnie can look behind the train. First, he bends out of the side window slightly. Then, he pokes his body far out. Finally, he realizes he is alone. Again, the character’s presuppositions about a situation have caused him to fail to attend to the world. Johnnie evinces an almost static conception of the environment, one which fails to acknowledge the possibility of deviation from his mental picture of things.
1000 Years of Annoying the French by Stephen Clarke