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Films By Buster Keaton

In addition to producing such feature length films as The General and The Navigator, Buster Keaton produced a number of shorter films of fine quality of which Balloon antics is an excellent example. Notable points about this film include the wonderful use of natural scenery, the high degree of ... Read more
In a novel twist on the romantic comedy formula, Buster Keaton stars opposite an affectionate cow in this warmhearted Western farce that demonstrates Keaton's skill at pathos, without lessening his own aptitude for epic slapstick: stampeding cattle wreaking hilarious havoc in a pioneer metropolis ... Read more
Seventy years before Purple Rose of Cairo, Woody Allen's film-inside-a-film, Buster Keaton got there first. Sherlock Jr., in which Keaton stars as well as directs, features a cinema projec­tionist who daydreams himself into the movies he shows. In the process he becomes subject to the plastic ... Read more
Buster Keaton is essentially the comedian of order, of logic; aloof, deadpan, isolated in his contests with the implacable machine &ndash: a runaway train, in this instance &ndash: he operates with a calm assurance that his inadequate resources will eventually tame the monster. ... It is his ... Read more
Perhaps the most successful film at the Festival last year was The General. Many Festival members were amazed at the freshness of this silent classic and its comic inventiveness and we feel that it is not too soon for us to present a second dose of the same tonic - Buster Keaton in a film many ... Read more
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