Oh, The Goat. How adorable you are! And I had a nice, big belly laugh about midway through, which is always nice, right? Especially since I’ve seen this before. I love it when they keep you laughing out loud. There is no better litmus test, is there? Nope.
I couldn’t help but take notes while watching. Well, for one, it helps me really commit these films to memory. And since this is all part of the FABKFF in my living room, it makes it feel more….um…more official. Second, because I like to keep myself busy. I’ve got an empty seat next to me, and a little furry one should be gassing me out of house and home, so I need to keep my mind on the subject matter. Sad part over. We move on!
-Rogue’s gallery. Isn’t that such a poetic way of saying “mugshot hall o’ fame”? How we’ve devolved. Words used to be pretty. Bah!
-When Buster saves Virginia from that brute on the street, I had to slow it down and zoom in because I was convinced he was taking a genuine punch to the jaw. And low and behold, as far as I can see, he is! No stage swing or nothing! Right to the jaw. Damn, boy. That had to leave a mark.
-When Buster sees his face on the giant poster, the reaction shot is all from behind. We get no facial close up (not surprising), but it’s noteworthy because his body does all the work. We don’t even need to see his face. Not that looking at his face is a bad thing…
-My laugh out loud moment was when Buster very nonchalantly flashes the driver a view of his mug shot in the paper. Throws a little side eye and done. So subtle. God, I love that.
-I don’t know why, but Virginia Fox is not my cup of tea. They seem to have good chemistry. She seems like a good comedic actress. She’s not unpretty. I just don’t know why. She does nothing for me. Heh. Shoulder shrug on that one, kids.
-little things: car-dragging-him gag - holy crap, it hurts just watching it, he has me blowing kisses now as a nice flipping the bird alternative, Buster on the cowcatcher - visually remarkable, Big Joe’s eyes must have been absolutely amazing in person, and what the hell is vulcanizing? Well, I’ll tell you:
I had to know. And now you do, too. So, hey, we learned something today! On to The Scarecrow! Yay! I love Sybil Seely!
*Wikipedia, folks. I knows all.