Posts Tagged ‘Keaton’

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T500FC, 410th: The Blacksmith (Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair, 1922)

March.26.2011

The Blacksmith is a Buster Keaton film that indulges on a very short story going downright crazy. A little bit enjoying but mostly tiring, we now find ourselves in front of a logically challenged Keaton trying out his hands, and hopefully have the skill, to be a blacksmith. I’d like to repeat, this short film doesn’t go anywhere, and it is just odd as it is. Read the rest of this entry ?

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T500FC, 411th: Hard Luck (Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, 1921)

March.26.2011

I have often wondered on how Buster Keaton’s life would have been before. He manages to create movies that best describe his personality or character according to what you initially see whenever you watch his films. Personally, Hard Luck seems an easy movie for him. As the title goes, it can easily be detected on where this short film is heading, though it is quite incoherent at times, I believe it still important in Buster Keaton’s filmography. Read the rest of this entry ?

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T500FC, 412th: The Electric House (Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, 1922)

March.26.2011

The concept of this film was often copied by certain animated shorts that came out decades ago. If I remember it correctly, it might be one of those Looney Tunes or those Avery cartoons, and probably a little bit of the Disney shorts on the side, where it features a house. With electricity being the in thing before, this film was created to sort of predict on what could have been possible in the future. Hence the film went to a slightly accurate point that makes this film a voyeurism of some sort. Read the rest of this entry ?

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T500FC, 413th: College (James W. Horne, Buster Keaton, 1927)

March.26.2011

College is a film that gives us the ingenious ideas for films provided by Buster Keaton where he picks up a set of skills and turns them into something useful. It is one of those moments where majority of the film is a just a big set-up and eventually gives us a one giant satisfying ending. This is one of Keaton’s films where it is usually forgotten but could do a stand-off with the current films or TV episodes of the same genre. Read the rest of this entry ?

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T500FC, 425th: Our Hospitality (John G. Blystone, Buster Keaton, 1923)

March.21.2011

A different take on William Shakespeare’s celebrated novel Romeo and Juliet, Buster Keaton’s Our Hospitality projects perfectly well on its approach despite its outdated form of medium and with that, it still proves that it is enjoyable even at its own level. One may wonder how it has survived the times and how Keaton’s films are often overshadowed by Charlie Chaplin’s works. Read the rest of this entry ?