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Million Dollar Movie

There’s no shortage of good boxing movies. We’ve talked about that in the past. But what about laughs? Welp, dig these two funny boxing scenes from the masters: Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Watching them again, they are a decent example of how different Chaplin and Keaton were stylistically.

First, from City Lights:

And from one of Keaton’s lesser features, The Battling Butler:


1 bags   ~  Jun 16, 2010 1:14 pm

Chaplin gets all the glory but I think Keaton is the real genius. Some of his stuff is simply amazing. And laugh out loud funny, even today.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 16, 2010 1:51 pm

He's less sentimental, too. Not as endearing maybe, but willing to play a pompous fool.

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