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Sherlock, Jr.


Not one of Buster Keaton’s best features, which, as I’ve said before, merely means it is very, very, very good. He is an aspiring detective and works as a projectionist in a nickelodeon. The best part by far is when he drops off to sleep and imagines himself stepping into the screen. Every time the scene changes he is still in his original position, which leads to lots of complications, such as falling into the ocean. This was very hard to do with the technology of the day.