The Cameraman

Title: The Cameraman
Year: 1928
Length: 69 minutes
Director: Edward Sedgwick
Writers: Clyde Bruckman & Lew Lipton, with Richard Schayer and Joseph Farnham
Starring: Buster Keaton
With: Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, Sidney Bracey, Harry Gribbon
Music: Arthur Barnow
Cinematography: Reggie Lanning, Elgin Lessley
Editing: Hugh Wynn
I saw it: on video (rented from Greencine), yesterday
Synopsis: a photographer tries to become a newsreel cameraman to impress a girl

My reaction
Concept:2/4 (Indifferent)
Story:1/4 (Bad)
Characters:2/4 (Indifferent)
Dialog:3/4 (Good)
Pacing:4/4 (Great)
Cinematography:3/4 (Good)
Special effects/design:4/4 (Great)
Acting:3/4 (Good)
Music:2/4 (Indifferent)
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4 (Good)). Lots of funny routines. And there’s a monkey. A stabbing monkey. It’s not easy to upstage Buster Keaton, but I guess a monkey with a knife will do it.
Objective Rating (Average):2.7/4 (Good)


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