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Eye on Sound: Sherlock Jr. (Buster Keaton) (soundwave)

Sherlock Jr.

Buster Keaton / US, 1924 / 45 min.

Brand new restoration of this brilliant Keaton film, preceded by his rarely screened The High Sign. Cineteca di Bologna is restoring all Buster Keaton’s silent films. Sherlock Jr. is one of the fabulous results. Featuring live musical accompaniment.

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In Sherlock Jr. Buster Keaton plays a young film operator who dreams of one day being a great detective. When he proposes to his fiancée, he is accused of stealing her father’s watch. Sherlock Jr. is a virtuoso film in which highlights every aspect of Keaton’s brilliant filmmaking style.

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Buster Keaton

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Sherlock Jr.


45 min.


live music, English





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Eye on Sound

With Eye on Sound, Eye focuses on the special relationship between image and sound. Expect live music to silent films, live bands from today to classics of yesteryear, brand new scores to films from the versatile Eye collection and special attention to the often neglected art of sound design.

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