Tag Archives: Buster Keaton

UPDATE: Rare Buster Keaton Footage Resurfaces – And You Can Help Bring It To Audiences

UPDATE 12/19/13 10 PM (ET) at end of post In 1964, 68-year-old Buster Keaton began production on FILM, a two-reel (mostly) silent short written by Samuel Beckett, the Irish playwright and author of Waiting for Godot. Things did not go … Continue reading

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How I Almost Ruined IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

There I was at the IFC Center in New York, about to see a 35mm print of Frank Capra’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE in a theater filled with excited fans. Even better, Donna Reed’s daughter was on hand to introduce … Continue reading

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A Modern Day Buster Keaton – Pierre Etaix at Film Forum

When asked why he was making his first visit to New York City, Pierre Étaix smiled broadly. “It’s never too late,” the 83-year-old actor/director said, as the capacity crowd at Film Forum signaled their enthusiastic agreement. Still vibrant and playful, the … Continue reading

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Take a Trip to 1920s New York City with Harold Lloyd’s SPEEDY (1928) at Film Forum

I’m a late – but tirelessly enthusiastic – convert to silent movies. Though I’ve always been familiar with Harold Lloyd’s bespectacled visage, my introduction to the films of the so-called “third genius” of silent comedy came just a few years ago. My … Continue reading

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Screening Report: Raymond Griffith at the Silent Clowns Film Series in New York

If you’re a classic film fan, and you live near or plan to visit New York City, The Silent Clowns Film Series should be on your must-see list. Since 1997, this free, monthly series has been presenting hard-to-find silent short subjects and … Continue reading

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