I wish I had weird little picture frame windows so I can do this to people who annoy me.
“Oh, I love old movies! Like, from 2010 even!”
Shove! Slam! Ha!
“I haven’t ever seen a silent movie, nor do I wish to, but I want to make a silent movie comedy for the internet. Can you tell me how?”
Poke! Slam! Smirk!
“I have a report due on a silent movie and I don’t want to see it. Can you tell me what happens?”
Smack! Slam! Eye roll.
“I know you’re doing a Chaplin centennial celebration but I think you should just make it about Buster Keaton because he was better.”
Disclaimer: I love Keaton but some of his fans… Oh lordy! I call it Keatonocity. Basically, it is the time between any mention of Charlie Chaplin and someone showing up demanding that you mention Keaton too. It’s measured in seconds. The only silent movie fans who have ever yelled at me have been devotees of Keaton, Valentino, Lillian Gish and Carol Dempster. (Needless to say, they were not the same person.)
(The GIF is from The Burning Crucible, which everyone should see. My review is here.)