Watching Buster Keaton’s ‘One Week’

Serving as a perfect segue between rooms filled with Dalis and Picassos and Miros at Madrid’s Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía aka Reina Sofía was this small screening space rolling Buster Keaton‘s ‘One Week’, a 1920 production showing how a newly-married couple’s dream home takes on a life of its own. I really liked the house’s cubist look and I absolutely loved the 22-minute film.

How does it end? I won’t give it away because everyone needs to see this. For more, check out this excellent synopsis and deconstruction on Silents, Please which also includes lots of stills and short segments. A very good read.

And for the record, today’s Pic du Jour, the blog’s 498th (!!) straight, was snapped on 21 May 2015 in Madrid, Spain.


  1. You poor dear! Having to tolerate old black & white movies, Picassos and Dali’s!

    Thanks for the post about the Indigenous Leader attending the Chevron meeting. Wish I could be a fly on the wall.

    1. Miros, too. You forgot the Joan Miros. 🙂 I took so many photos (Quel surprise!) from and of the exhibits. I have no idea when I’ll catch up with them.

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