One Week was the first Buster Keaton-directed film to be released to the public. Based on a now-obscure educational short called Home Made, it involves a build-it-yourself house given to Keaton and his new bride.
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A house built by Numérobis. A house-warming lunch on a Friday 13th. A Super Mario jump. The hand that covers the camera, cos this is america people 'no nudity, please'. A Ford model T pulling a HOUSE. The front-wall from the house's front almost crushing Keaton to death (a gag he'd use later on 'Steamboat Bill, Jr')>THE best stunt guy EVER! A comedic genius only Chaplin, Lubitsch, Tati & Jerry Lewis managed to rival.
The first of Buster Keaton's solo shorts to be commercially released, ONE WEEK is a whirlwind showcase of the comedians singularly brilliant talents. A farcical tale of a two young newlyweds' hilarious attempts to build their own house, the film heralded Keaton's arrival as a unique comedic genius. Features early incarnations of some of his most famous gags, demonstrating his flair for precise timing and ingenuity.
I had a date in college where we were going to watch a movie projected in my room. I wanted to watch City Lights. The girl had never seen a silent film she thought it was going to be really boring. I said "I'll show you a short silent movie and if you don't like it we will watch something else", and showed her this. She was converted in 20 minutes.