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One of Keaton's two favorite…
on February 23, 2018
…roles, the other being "The General", according to this movie's featurette. I think the featurette said Navigator didn't do as well in the theaters.
Navigator is scratchier than some "restorations", especially for the title and dialog cards(?), but most of the movie looks pretty good. The makeup silent film actors used to wear on their faces is more noticeable here than in some movies.
Dangerous stunts including a segment shot underwater, some funny bits and a lot of detail but I think that "The General" might be the one to buy if you can afford just one of the two.
Not very much here to be "Ultimate", great detail and lots of action…the featurette has some behind the scenes pictures, the "gallery" doesn't.
I read in the trivia section IMDB has on 2001: a Space Odyssey that the walking, rotating, stewardess (on the spacecraft) scene was an effect created by Buster Keaton for this movie…it's towards the last don't risk leaving the room, you might miss it (not very significant looking here).
Worth owning if you can afford it.