Buster keaton rides again 1965, john spotton the making of railrodder. Buster keaton rides again is a 55minute 1965 documentary film directed by john spotton and narrated by michael kane. French stewart a revelation as buster keaton in stoneface from his turns in early justin tanner plays to his longrunning role on the television sitcom, 3rd rock from the sun, french stewart has established himself as an immediately recognizable character actor, with tired and true tics knowing squint, twee hand gestures that have become. As the liner notes explain in this boffo five disc set of buster keaton s works with his mentor and good friend roscoe arbuckle,and his own works thereafter,these films are not copies of past releases but totally reconstructed elementsfilms from around the world. Buster keaton, eleanor keaton and gerald potterton. His girlfriend is on the train, and when his engine is stolen by northern spies, he rescues her, regains the engine, and returns to a huge welcome and an army commission.
Its specifically about busters eyes, but more pages are dedicated to abstract art and such than busters eyes. Inappropriate the list including its title or description facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow goodreads member or author. Spottons documentary, buster keaton rides again, was released by the national film board. Why, joseph frank buster keaton s 1926 the general, unsung in its day but heaped with critical acclaim ever since. This film is a documentary about the filming of one of buster keaton. Guide, download movies, tv shows, free videos, watch movies. The frozen north is a 1922 american short comedy film directed by and starring buster keaton. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname the great stone face. Buster keaton celebrity profile check out the latest buster keaton photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at rotten tomatoes. Buster keaton wrote and directed this film in 1922. Charles reisner was an american film director and actor of the 1920s and 1930s.
Guitarist bill frisells exploration of 20thcentury americana has led him to many places, but the films of silentscreen comedian buster keaton have been a special inspiration. Buster keatons sons robert, 18, and james, 20, legally change their last names to talmadge after a petition to the court by keatons exwife natalie talmadge. The greatest of the silent clowns is buster keaton, not only because of what he did, but because of how he did it. Released in 1921, the film centers around buster keaton being chased again. Find professional buster keaton videos and broll stock footage available for license in film, television, advertising. Interesting in that the filmmakers simply use busters name and assume that makes it a biopic. Keaton lived during their canadian film assignment. Some lacklustre clowning in the early stages soon makes way for moments of comic mastery in. By the time eleanor norris came into his life, he was living alone, dividing his time. It was accompanied by a behindthescenes documentary about the making of the short movie buster keaton rides again. He is seen here with his parents joe and myra with whom he performed from the age of three in the vaudeville.
Buster keaton rides again 1965 buster keaton rides. Should you need a reminder of what a great comic buster keaton was, go no further than here. Buster keaton did his own stunts, which included working with samuel beckett director ross lipman introduces screenings at music box and university of chicago. If im not a success, ill come back and shoot myself, buster declares, which is a perfectly acceptable arrangement as far as the father is concerned. The look of buster keaton english and french edition. While i love buster keaton, this book is a little bit, shall i say, out there.
And perhaps no one was more serious about comedy than keaton. Buster keaton was a comedian and actor famous for his stoic and deadpan expression in his silent films. Film and notfilm showcase the collaboration of buster. Buster keaton rides again 1965 john spotton synopsis. Buster keaton rides again is a 55minute 1965 documentary film directed by john spotton and. Death rides a horse cowboy, english, hd, western movie full length free western movies duration. This biography of buster keaton provides detailed information about his.
Dec 18, 2014 death rides a horse cowboy, english, hd, western movie full length free western movies duration. Harold lloyd made us laugh as much, charlie chaplin moved us more deeply, but no one had more courage than buster. Buster keaton did his own stunts, which included working with. Some film historians rate the general as the greatest silent comedy every made, i would not go that faralthough i did enjoy it. Topics clyde bruckman, buster keaton, joseph schenck. Buster keaton his lifelong stage name was recognized as the seventhgreatest director by entertainment weekly. This film is a documentary about the filming of one of buster keaton s movies. Joseph frank buster keaton october 4, 1895 february 1, 1966 was an american actor, director, producer, writer, and stunt performer. Part of parents vaudeville act, the three keatons, from 1898. The film is a behindthescenes documentary shot while buster keaton s film the railrodder 1965, was being produced.
Film has recently been rereleased, along with a documentary called notfilm. What motion picture did no less an auteur than orson welles call the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest civil war film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made. Lee gilcrease, 29, kills his wife, ethel, and commits suicide in an orange grove near 14333 van nuys blvd. Once again, a technological limitation silence is said to have created a. After a variety of mixups, theres a wild chase back to the theatre, where buster arrives back on stage. I started to love keaton films when i was a child, and i still do. This film is a documentary about the filming of one of buster. With buster keaton, eleanor keaton, gerald potterton, michael kane. Buster keaton rides again search educational film journals at media history project for references to this film summary run time 56. Posts about buster keaton talkies written by matthew ross. Buster keaton, the great comic actor of the silent era, was born on this day in 1895. Joe and myra were vaudevillian comedians with a popular, everchanging variety act, giving keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing.
Much of george marshalls 1939 western destry rides again. French stewart talks becoming buster keaton for new play. This film is about how buster keaton made a canadian travel film, the railrodder. Pdf zorro rides again volume 1 zorro rides again tp download. In films that combined comedy with extraordinary physical risks, buster keaton played a brave spirit who. Joseph frank keaton was born on october 4, 1895 in piqua, kansas, to joe keaton and myra keaton.
George marshalls destry rides again on criterion bluray. Guide, download movies, tv shows, free videos, watch. Not only has keaton influenced many of the worlds greatest filmmakers, but some of his techniques continue to be innovative and visually stunning to this day. Buster keaton director films as director and actor. Buster keaton rides again 1965 this documentary chronicles the filming of one of buster keaton s last short comedies, the railrodder, which features him in a rambling journey across canada. His 1934 french film, le roi des champs elysees is an. Weekly top five film buster keatons five best films posted by drew hunt on 02. French horns, third with tenor saxophones, with no explanation of who they are or.
Score a books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. In this film keaton rides across canada on a railway scooter and, between times, rests in a specially appointed passenger coach where he and. A great comparison and contrast between harold loyd and buster keaton. Buster as a monkey buster keaton the play house 1921 duration. The buster keaton story is an interesting film to say the least. Jun 14, 2015 in this film keaton rides across canada on a railway scooter and, between times, rests in a specially appointed passenger coach where he and mrs. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine show that included family friend, illusionist harry.
The movie is no different from a studio simply slapping the name of a popular book onto a. Buster keaton rides again examines the making of the railrodder, in which keaton plays a man who rides the rails across canada on a handcar. Jun 24, 2016 released in 1921, the film centers around buster keaton being chased again. The look of buster keaton english and french edition benayoun, robert on. Kane iii, michael, keaton, buster, keaton, eleanor, potterton, gerald. Clyde bruckman story, lew lipton storyrichard schayer continuity, joseph farnham titles by, byron morgan story and al boasberg.
The 1965 documentary provides an absorbing portrait of keaton relaxing, telling yarns and plotting the next days action with considerable flair. Keaton once said that comedy was a serious business. He is best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression that earned him the nickname the great stone face. When it comes to comedy in film, buster keaton stands. A nontraditional documentary exploring buster keatons enduring legacy in cinema. Joseph frank buster keaton october 4, 1895 february 1, 1966 was an american actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer he was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname the great stone face. Buster keaton and lucille ball, in comedy to salute stan laurel 1965 as buster. In addition, a french version of buster keaton rides again, avec buster keaton was released. The general 1926 starring buster keaton internet archive. French stewart as buster keaton we wanted to pay tribute to his life by sort of illustrating it with his work. French stewart channels buster keaton in new show orange.
Why, joseph frank buster keatons 1926 the general, unsung in its day but heaped with critical acclaim ever since. A struggling photographer takes the job of a newsreel cameraman and unexpectedly becomes a hero in one of his films. Critic roger ebert wrote of keatons extraordinary period from 1920 to 1929, when he worked without interruption on a series of films that make him. Li soi ginitura joseph e myra keaton cullabburaru a longu cu bessie e harry houdini. The retrospective includes shorts, 11 features, and a french film by pierre etaix that is a homage to american silent comedy, le soupirant. Movie dvds, mp4 video downloads, mpg videos on usb flash. Movie dvds, mp4 video downloads, mpg videos on usb flash drives. Buster keaton asks the father of the woman he loves for her hand in marriage, but the father wants to see keaton make something of himself first.
Clyde bruckman story, lew lipton storyrichard schayer continuity, joseph farnham titles by, byron morgan story and al boasberg stars. Spam or selfpromotional the list is spam or selfpromotional. Cline, buster keaton the playhouse 1921 best free legal movies ever 53 comedy by tutti quanti. Buster keaton biography childhood, life achievements. Mar 02, 2000 keaton once said that comedy was a serious business. The comedy revolves around his living with his new wifes polish family.
With any buster keaton film, it is the subtleties that elicit the most laughs. In it he accidentally gets married to a woman because he thinks he is in court and they all speak polish. Join us as we celebrate 24 years online movie dvds, mp4 video downloads, mpg videos on usb flash drives. What makes this background music so compelling is frisells ability to reimagine the particular landscape of keatons wild west, its wideopen spaces and doomed humor. Silent film may or may not be your thing, but the work buster keaton demands to be seen, studied, and marveled at for its ingenuity. In this film keaton rides across canada on a railway scooter and, between times, rests in a specially appointed passenger coach where he and mrs. When it comes to comedy in film, buster keaton stands above. Jul 18, 2017 beckett wrote the screenplay for only one film, a 1965 silent short starring keaton.
The goat features stunt work and physical humor that keaton does when at his best. He starts off with a brilliant scene of reading a newspaper, goes to a shooting gallery where he hooks up a rube goldberg devise to prove what a great marksman he is and ends up in a wild scene in a house full of hidden rooms and secret passages. Buster keaton rides again 1965 this documentary chronicles the filming of one of buster keatons last short comedies, the railrodder, which features him in a rambling journey across canada. Buster keaton rides again catches a lot of the wonderful skills of this master of comedy.
Its kind of like a musical, says stewart, who, along with his wife, has. At the age of 70, legendary comic buster keaton creates the short film the railrodder. The general, perhaps the greatest film ever made, and 20. A great talk given at the frauenthal center for the performing arts in muskegon michigan as part of the 20th annual buster keaton convention. All earthstation1 mediaoutlets movie film videos as dvds, mp4 video downloads or mpgs on usb flash drives. In 1999, theamerican film institute ranked keaton the 21stgreatest male star. A hard act to follow spottons film is the best way to get to know the great stone face from a more personal side. Mistakenly, the author states that busters eyes were blue. Incorrect book the list contains an incorrect book please specify the title of the book. Interview with christopher bishop, in film quarterly berkeley, fall 1958.726 1535 781 929 238 459 239 1371 1132 1390 631 1544 180 739 983 1100 642 1528 750 17 293 1028 581 1362 570 121 1411 228 136 618 1362 256 1053 288 904 943 146 964 652