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Daydreams (1922)

Day Dreams (original title)
A sincere young man leaves his home to win his fortune so he can marry his home town sweetheart.

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(as Eddie Cline), (as 'Buster' Keaton)

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Storyline

Buster goes away to the city to prove to his girl's father he can succeed. He writes her of his various jobs which she glorifies in her imagination. She sees a surgeon, he is a vet's assistant; she sees him cleaning up on Wall Street, he's really a janitor. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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November 1922 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The chase for this film was shot in San Francisco, far from Buster Keaton's Los Angeles studio. Historians suggest that Keaton wanted to be close to his friend Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle who was on trial there for the murder of Virginia Rappe. See more »

Quotes

The Young Man: I've come to ask for your daughter's hand in marriage.
The Girls Father: How will you support her?
The Young Man: I don't know. I'll leave for the city to make good. If I'm not a success, I'll come back and shoot myself.
The Girls Father: Splendid. I'll lend you my revolver.
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Sadly the Better Moments Have Been Lost In Time. All We Can Do is Daydream of Them Now.
5 June 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

An incomplete film that sadly leaves up wondering about what Buster cooked up for us in the missing scenes. Still photographs and additional inter-titles have been added to give a feel of continuity, and yet many of the magical moments are probably lost. It's like eating a tomato and capsicum pizza without tomatoes and capsicum; the cheese base is tasty yet you are left unsatisfied with the core ingredients missing.

Similar to his other shorts, our protagonist here assumes different identities through the course of the film; he's a vet assistant, then a failed actor, then a janitor and lastly an escaped funny. What's funny is that his love assumes him to be a doctor, a successful theater performer and a Wall Street cleaner from the letters he sends her.

The irony of this situation would've been highlighted so well had those lost sequences, mostly involving her visions of his life abroad, been preserved. But all we can do now is daydream about these lost moments.


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