Compiled by Mara Santos
The Scarecrow (1920)
This Buster Keaton short from 1920 was the primary inspiration behind Lebensraum. To watch all twenty minutes of it and peak at what the Lebensraum set will look like, click here! In addition to the captivating slapstick humor of Buster Keaton, you may find a new Rube Goldberg trick or two to use around the house!
The Artist (2011)
When The Artist won the 2011 Academy Award for Best Picture, it revived the beauty of the silent movie. Keeping true to the silent movie form, The Artist, shot in black and white, tells the story of the transition from the silent film’s golden era to emergence of “talkies”. Filled with physical comedy, heart-break, and the glamour of film, The Artist takes you to different world without saying a word.
The Three Stooges (2012)
Based on the iconic slapstick comedy of the original three stooges, Moe Howard, Larry Pine, and Curly Howard, another brother duo, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, modernized the stooges for this 2012 movie. Keeping the format of the original shorts through what the movie calls “episodes”, it captures the timeless quality of physical comedy and passes it down to another generation. Laughs for the whole family to enjoy!