Film: The Blacksmith
While working as the assistant of small-town blacksmith Joe Roberts, Buster Keaton wreaks havoc and woos Virginia Fox."The Blacksmith" can be watched at Google Video.
"The Blacksmith" contains examples of:
- Affectionate Parody: Each Longfellow quote (see epigraph, below) is followed by shots that contradict or satirize the poem.
- Agony of the Feet
- Amplified Animal Aptitude: The horse shopping for shoes.
- All Girls Like Ponies
- Amusing Injuries
- The Blacksmith
- Covered in Gunge: Buster and the horse.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Shoeing a horse looks remarkably like selling lady's footwear.
- Double Take
- Epigraph: "The Village Blacksmith," by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
- Literal Ass Kicking
- No Peripheral Vision: It takes a long time for anyone to spot the giant magnet over the smithy's doors.
- Selective Magnetism
- The Sheriff: A blustery but well meaning example.
- Slobs Versus Snobs: Buster and the equestrienne, especially when he's covered in gunge.
- Stout Strength
- Tap on the Head
- Two-Faced: One side of a white horse is splashed and smeared with grease.