Films byTexts by 1924
Donald Crisp, Buster Keaton, 1924, 59’

“Now we turn to a masterpiece. In The Navigator Buster Keaton works with practically the same gag as Hope’s duel. Adrift on a ship which he believes is otherwise empty, he drops a lighted cigarette. A girl finds it. She calls out and he hears her; each then tries to find the other.

Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor, 1924, 80’

“[Harold Lloyd] tried at first to offset Chaplin’s influence and establish his own individuality by playing Chaplin’s exact opposite, a character named Lonesomz Luke who wore clothes much too small for him and whose gestures were likewise as unChaplinesque as possible.

Ernst Lubitsch, 1924, 86’

“American cinema seemed to achieve perfection at that time: perfection of the cut, perfection of the stitching, perfection of the fabric. There is not haute couture only in Paris, just as there is not ‘haute production’ only in Hollywood.