Buster Keaton

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Silent witness: unseen Buster Keaton sketches underline his comic genius
Two previously unpublished scripts show how the Great Stone Face meticulously mapped out his stunts and jokes

Dalya Alberge

31, May, 2020 @6:25 AM

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Silent witness: the Hollywood alley with the five-star reviews
Historian campaigns to have Los Angeles location renamed Chaplin Keaton Lloyd Alley after the silent movie stars who filmed there

Pamela Hutchinson

03, Mar, 2020 @2:17 PM

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Peter Bogdanovich: 'I missed my chance to tell Buster Keaton he was a genius – now I'm telling the world'
The Hollywood director has made a documentary about the silent-era legend, who he rates even above Charlie Chaplin. He explains why it was a project that came from the heart

Peter Bogdanovich, as told to Pamela Hutchinson

28, Feb, 2020 @9:54 AM

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From Nosferatu to The General – why the 1920s is my favourite film decade
Chaplin and Keaton made millions laugh, but silent cinema’s greatest classics were the fruit of wild European fancy … and then Hollywood invented the talkies

Pamela Hutchinson

04, Apr, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Cinema paradiso: Bologna's magical Il Cinema Ritrovato
From the beautiful Coeur Fidèle to a perfectly restored 1899 film projector, the city’s festival of rediscovered gems induced strained necks and gasps of delight

Pamela Hutchinson

04, Jul, 2016 @1:18 PM

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The rundown on Samuel Beckett and Buster Keaton's tribute to silent chase comedies
A new documentary reveals the fascinating story behind Samuel Beckett’s sole foray into cinema, a conceptual chase film that bamboozled its star Buster Keaton

Pamela Hutchinson

11, Apr, 2016 @8:44 AM

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Steamboat Bill, Jr review – miraculous physical comedy and stunt work
This rerelease reminds us how staggeringly clever and ambitious Buster Keaton’s Romeo-and-Juliet drama from 1928 actually was

Peter Bradshaw

17, Sep, 2015 @9:00 PM

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The silent-era film stars who risked life and limb doing their own film stunts
In the second part of our series on early cinema, we celebrate the courage of Buster Keaton in Steamboat Bill Jr – and four other actors who were tough enough to take the knocks on set

Pamela Hutchinson

07, Sep, 2015 @11:46 AM

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Readers recommend: songs about safety … and danger | Peter Kimpton
Hot spillages to electrifying risks, broken glass to scary stunts, name your songs that include details of physical danger and ways to stay away from harm, says Peter Kimpton

Peter Kimpton

16, Jul, 2015 @7:04 PM

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Cinema Ritrovato: Hudson, Bergman, Keaton – a feast of film under Italian skies
From 2001: A Space Odyssey to the silent era via Casablanca, Bologna’s ‘found cinema’ festival serves up a magnificent range of classic and rarely seen movies

Pamela Hutchinson

06, Jul, 2015 @12:23 PM

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Kraken review – unfeasibly stretchy gags from Keaton-esque clown
This is less an absurd stream of consciousness than a vomit of transformations from naughty-but-nice Trygve Wakenshaw, writes Lyn Gardner

Lyn Gardner

12, Jan, 2015 @3:40 PM

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Timing is everything: why Tati's The School for Postmen delivers

Peter Bradshaw: Watch Jacques Tati's short comedy about a bumbling postman on a bike to see why the French director ranks up with Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the world's great film-makers

Peter Bradshaw

06, Aug, 2014 @3:45 PM

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