Buster Keaton Short Films Collection I

Buster Keaton Short Films Collection I

Downloadable Video - 1920
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After serving a three-year apprenticeship under slapstick superstar Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, former child vaudevillian Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton was promoted from supporting player to comic lead, and hired to star in a series of twenty two-reel comedies (usually written and directed with Eddie Cline). This collection of Keaton's seven initial solo efforts-authorized by the estate of Buster Keaton and mastered in HD?from archival 35mm elements-reveals his cinematic genius just as it was beginning to flower. Already one can see the qualities that would define his later work: the fascination with oversized mechanical props (the prefabricated house of ONE?WEEK), dynamic stunts and chases (THE?SCARECROW, THE?HAUNTED?HOUSE), and a penchant for dark�comedy (CONVICT?13, HARD?LUCK).��THE?"HIGH?SIGN"�1920/21 B&W 19 Min.�Directed by Buster Keaton�and Eddie Cline�Also presented in a digitally enhanced version. �Visual essay by R. Emmet Sweeney��ONE?WEEK�1920 B&W 24 Min.�Directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline�Visual essay by David B. Pearson��CONVICT 13�1920 B&W 19 Min.�Directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline ��THE?SCARECROW�1920 B&W 18 Min.�Directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline�Visual essay by Ken Gordon��NEIGHBORS�1921 B&W 19 Min.�Directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline ��THE?HAUNTED HOUSE�1921 Color Tinted 20 Min.�Directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline�Visual essay by Jack Dragga��HARD?LUCK�1921 B&W 21 Min.�Directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline�Visual essay by Bruce Lawton
Publisher: [United States] : Kino Classics : Made available through hoopla, 1920.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 388 min.)) : sd., col.
Additional Contributors: Keaton, Buster
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