Wow....just.....wow. I should end the review right here, but I won't, because I have too much hot air I need to release. To address Big Chief's remark about Joe Schenk giving Keaton free reign early on, this almost enforces the idea more to me that Keaton had to have creative control with these later Arbuckle films, because Schenk would have to be a fool to allow Keaton this much financial freedom this early on without Keaton proving himself in some manner. I don't think Schenk was a fool.
ONE WEEK is a wonderful introduction to Keaton, so if any of you Stooge fans reading this are even remotely curious, click the link in Paul's post, watch, and enjoy a wonderful journey. ONE WEEK is simply one amazing mechanical gag after another with great physical comedy thrown in. Keaton really did have the mind of an engineer. The angular house with the door being placed on the window, turning a house rail vertical into a ladder, the house turning into a tornado and Keaton doing these dives in and out, the crazed second story falls out of a door where a window should be, using wheel barrels as wheels to move the house across the street, the perfect timing of the train gag...Hell, even the way Buster and Sybil Seely diagonally fall into each other after seeing how the house is wrecked from the storm is brilliant. Me describing all this does not do any of this justice, just see for yourself if you haven't already.
I do like Sybil Seely and think she was cute..,and yeah, cute is the right word. My second favorite Keaton lady after Marceline Day, but truth be told, leading ladies, with a few exceptions, were never overall as important to Keaton as they were to Chaplin and Lloyd, nor did they stick around long.
Overall, a pretty amazing short film. I'll just randomly throw in how I like the way when the wedding guests throw shoes at the couple (what a strange tradition), Keaton nonchalantly takes a pair for his own.