Canal March

Presentation of Go West (1926)

David Trueba

For David Trueba, “Go West” proves the enormous capacity for expression and empathy with the audience present in the films of Buster Keaton, who in this case invented his own language and character. Proof of this are memorable images, whether for their originality or novelty, such as the lone man accompanied by a cow or the cattle stampede through the streets of the city of Los Angeles. David Trueba values the most efficient use of resources possible, in what he calls a state of fragility of language in these early comedies, and this leads him to a series of reflections on the nature of humour and film editing.

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