Film 45 in the “1001 Films to see before you die” challenge is 1923’s “Our Hospitality”. This is the second in this challenge that I have had to switch off because it annoyed me. This is listed as a comedy. At no point did I laugh. I was bored. None of it made any sense. The 5-minute trailer on YouTube summed up the film in a nutshell. This was a complete mess. I don’t recommend it at all. I spent most of the film asking more and more questions that didn’t get answered. Even after switching it off halfway through, I don’t remember anything. Nothing stood out. Now I think of it, one thing did stand out! Black Face!!! Yes, they used that! I’m guessing it was funny back then but in modern times… not anymore! I refuse to watch the rest of it and I now have not looking forward to watching “Sherlock Jr”. If you have seen this film, then let me know what you thought of it in the comments. Here is what I had to say while watching 1923’s “Our Hospitality
Film – Our Hospitality
Year – 1923
Director – John G. Blystone & Buster Keaton
Staring – Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Keaton
IMDb Rating – 7.9/10
My Rating – UNRATEBLE
This music reminds me of a carnival
I’m a happy baby… with evil intentions!!!
That weather looks bad – Snow and rain!!!
Jim’s here! This means trouble
Jim’s found them and wants to kill him
How to blow out a candle without going anywhere near a candle – wave a hat near it
Both men are dead
Wait!!! That wasn’t Jim
I can’t tell – This film is made entirely in the dark
PROTECT THE BABY!!!
Honey I brought home some dinner in the form of my bitter enemy
Jim is upset by the death and will teach his sons not to kill
Mother decides to take the baby to New York
In New York 20 years later
I shall hide my notes in my top hat
That bike has no peddles!!!!
Stop there while I back this ass up…. this horse’s ass
Worst… Bike… Ever!!!
Does anyone still use doors that split in half?
I love that manor so much I dream of it in my sleep
Aunt tells him about the feud
Outside a Post Office
Here comes the mail train
“Be careful of Indians” – Why?
Trains in the 1800’s were fueled by wood?
This train only has two carriages!
One passenger arrives late and Buster Keaton throws her in the carriage
He then stares at her cleavage – Sly devil!
Is that train really being pushed by a dog?
Everyone stop what you’re doing
Where’s the “I Like Trains” song when I need it
POLICE!!! A Hobo just borded the train
Don’t you throw stones at me, mister, I’ll throw my wood at you
The man then takes the wood home
Back with Buster Keaton
Buster’s got his head stuck in his top hat
That railroad doesn’t look sturdy
Railroads should not be sagging like that!!!
How puts a speed bump on a railroad track?
STOP THE TRAIN!!! THERE’S A DONKEY NEXT TO THE TRACK
Well… Let’s just move the track
This is meant to be a comedy – I haven’t laughed yet
“Now we’re moving smoothly” – YOU’RE NOT ON THE TRACKS ANYMORE!!!
Excuse me, you’ve derailed!!!
Lets meet Joseph Canfield at his house
None of this makes any sense?
Where’s a plot when I need it?
The train has a recliner carriage!!!
Nope!!! Just a train with a broken axel
Back with Joseph
Back with Buster
Must… Not… Sleep… On Strangers…. Head
THERE’S A COW ON THE TRACKS!!!
Nice to know they fixed the wheel problem without any issues
The trains gone on one track but the carriages have gone on another
This is the worst train crew I’ve ever seen – And I’ve been on Northern Rail
Now the carriages are at the front and the train is at the back
Why is everyone now “blackface”?
Back with Joseph who’s made it into town
The carriages arrive and crash at the stop
The train then crashes into all of them
That policeman just judo kicked that man’s top hat off
Buster then finds a dog and makes friends with it
Buster is looking for the McKay estate – Why?
Buster says he wants to claim the estate as his
John McKay – OMG!!!!
This film is making me tired
I can’t anymore – This is terrible