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SteppenBow59 wrote:The Blacksmith turned into a horror movie for me - the way that beautiful, luxurious, showroom-ready looking car was smashed in so many unlikely ways. The rest of the short I was perfectly okay with, but that car... damn, just damn!
I didn't realize a Keaton short could impact me so emotionally.
Haven't seen this, & based on this description, I never will. The amusement derived by most from seeing something destroyed is an element of the human psyche incomprehensible to me, though, clearly, that "pleasure" appears to be almost universal; destruction, that is, merely for the sake of laughs, not as a serious demonstration that the destoyer has lost his mind, gone berserk, etc. Antique cars, it so happens, have enthralled me since high school, when I acquired a dilapidated '34 Ford, & several others since (very expensive hobby that my resources couldn't sustain!), but I get no kick from seeing anything mindlessly destroyed.