The General

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New York, NY : Kino International, ©2008.
Ultimate 2 disc ed.
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2 videodiscs (75 min.) : sound, black and white & color ; 4 3/4 in.


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New York, NY : Kino International, ©2008.
Ultimate 2 disc ed.
738329063726, g2015:494574


General Note
Adapted by Al Boasberg and Charles Smith from William Pittenger's "The Great Locomotive Chase."
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Original feature is color tinted; special features in color with black and white sequences.
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DVD release of the 1926 silent film.
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Based on a true story.
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"Mastered in HD from a 35mm archive print struck from the original camera negative"--Container.
General Note
Special features: three musical scores; video tour of the authentic General; behind-the-scenes home movie footage; filmed introduction by Gloria Swanson; filmed introduction by Orson Welles; "The Buster Express": a brisk montage of train gags from throughout Keaton's career.
Creation/Production Credits
Photography, Dev Jennings, Bert Haines ; music: 1. composed and conducted by Carl Davis, performed by The Thames Silents Orchestra (in 5.1 stereo surround or 2.0 stereo) ; 2. arranged and directed by Robert Israel; or 3. theatre organ score by Lee Erwin.
Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glenn Cavender, Jim Farley, Frederick Vroom, Charles Smith, Frank Barnes.
Rejected by the Confederate army, and taken for a coward by his beloved, young Johnny Gray is given a chance to redeem himself when he wages a one-man war against Yankee spies who have stolen his locomotive.
Target Audience
Rating: Not rated.
System Details
DVD, NTSC ; fullscreen presentation.
Silent film with musical accompaniment and English intertitles.
National Film Registry selection, 1989.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Keaton, B., Bruckman, C., Boasberg, A., Smith, C. H. 1., Schenck, J. M., Mack, M., Cavender, G., Farley, J., Vroom, F., & Pittenger, W. (2008). The General (Ultimate 2 disc ed.). Kino International.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Buster Keaton et al.. 2008. The General. Kino International.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Buster Keaton et al.. The General Kino International, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Keaton, Buster, et al. The General Ultimate 2 disc ed., Kino International, 2008.

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