The Great Buster (Keaton): A Celebration

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by The Panda, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant Thread Starter

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    Gotta see this on the screen. Those classic films from the 20's just look fantastic. What great restroration!

     
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  2. townsend

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    I mentioned this in the "trailer" thread (post #21), and I agree it looks like a great documentary.:)

    2018 Movie Trailer Thread
     
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  3. unclefred

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    He was a great one and should never be forgotten. That's one for the collection.
     
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  4. longdist01

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    So wonderful he had a small
    role towards the end of the Classic
    comedy film "IAMMMMW"
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  5. TeacFan

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    This whole gag from "The General" always cracks me up.
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  6. Reader

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    He was also in a episode of the TV show "Route 66" that was very funny.I think it was one of his last few roles.

    He is one of the absolute greats.
     
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  7. TeacFan

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    ..and was in a sort of a clunky Twilight Zone episode......that man has lost his buttons...
     
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  9. jwoverho

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    A true genius and inspired filmmaker when he was given the freedom to let his imagination run wild. Some amazing sequences in SHERLOCK JR. and STEAMBOAT BILL JR..
     
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  10. MelodyFair

    MelodyFair Histoire de Melody Fair

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    Buster Keaton was one of the greats. I remember watching "The General" with my mom when I was younger, and a few months ago we watched it again on Blu-Ray and enjoyed it just the same. I'm so happy my mother introduced me to silent films, I can't imagine my life without Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton.
     
  11. MelodyFair

    MelodyFair Histoire de Melody Fair

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    As a Canadian, I am supremely proud that Buster Keaton brought his love of railroads up north and made his last films here.
     
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  12. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Can't stop buying music.

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    His films are stupendous on a large screen. I was lucky enough to see a few of them in the early 80's when a local theatre used to show silents on occasion. Got to see some Chaplins too.
     
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  13. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

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    I think Buster is the greatest of the silent film comics. I prefer both Buster and Harold Lloyd to Chaplin.
    I enjoy his MGM talkies too, though Buster himself thought they were lousy.
     
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  14. TeacFan

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    Steamboat Bill was his Waterloo. Film stiffed at at BO & Hollywood was changing. A lot of silent folk folded their tents and banked their cash into real estate.
    Not so Buster. Perhaps needed a financial adviser.
     
  15. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

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    Didn't Buster get cleaned out in a divorce in the early '30s?
     
  16. TeacFan

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    Yep..a real ship without a rudder.
     
  17. Splungeworthy

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    In my mind he was the greatest silent film comedian. Can't wait for Netflix to snatch this up.
     
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  18. hbbfam

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    Is this an Amazon Prime, netflix or theatre release? I can find lots of reviews, but no info where or when can be seen.
     
  19. TeacFan

    TeacFan Forum Resident

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    Might check here for theater info. An outfit called Cohen Media Group have restored several of his films and is behind the production of this film.
    I saw one of their restos last year and was impressed.
    A full overview was done by Kevin Brownlow "Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow"and shown on PBS back when they use to show stuff like this.
     
  20. JozefK

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    This
     
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  21. Claus LH

    Claus LH Forum Resident

    I second the Cohen restorations. The Eureka/Cohen BR set I got has "General/Steamboat/Sherlock" and they look superb, probably as good as they ever will.
     
  22. Alan G.

    Alan G. Forum Resident

    I have a couple of the Criterion blu-rays, but a friend bought a great Keaton box set years ago. Wish I had. That Keaton set is now over $250. I DO have the Lloyd set.

    Sherlock Jr. and Seven Chances are unreal. So good.
     
  23. Splungeworthy

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    This is a seriously great documentary about Keaton.
     
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  24. YardByrd

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    I interviewed the director and writer, Gerald Potterton, who was also an animator on Yellow Submarine and directed cult classic Heavy Metal... he said Buster was amazing...
     
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  25. YardByrd

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    Sherlock Jr. is my favorite movie of all time. As others have opined, Buster was better than Chaplin. I agree. Can't wait to see this!
     
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