Sunday, March 15, 2015

Editing Keaton Exercise - Doughboys (1930)

Keaton at MGM is one lesson after another in how that venerable studio just couldn't fathom comedy and comic timing.  So many things framed as a master shot, so many jokes overexplained verbally and then's great raw material for an editing exercise.

The original clip:


And after some mild trimming:

Just like his later film, "Speak Easily," there is a pretty good movie hidden in "Doughboys."


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