Day 9

Back from the sheep farm my family and I visited with my wife’s relatives. Great, relaxing, good time-out. Thinking about the project, thinking about The General, wondering what to do next. Accumulated information about other lists of great films that notable people or publications have created and began writing an essay on the difficulties¬†inherent in taking a bunch of films that are important to other people and trying to find that importance. Have decided to view The General again, rather than watch the other two, slightly less highly-regarded Buster Keaton films. With my wife and children asleep, I’m going to view The General again with an emphasis on structure, the ratio of comedy vs drama,¬†and how the music works. This is my last act of Week 1, to view the film I watched on day one – again.