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1. The Drew Carey Show (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Drew's Inheritance (2000)
Drew's rich Uncle Cecil, a movie buff, dies, leaving $10,000 to Drew on the condition--based on Buster Keaton's "Seven Chances"--that he get married within 72 hours. Drew and Kate are already engaged, so a quick wedding should be simple, except that Oswald and Lewis get involved, and things go haywire.
2. Drunk History (2013 TV Series)
Episode: Legends (2016)
Sam Patch becomes America's first daredevil, Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald form a lasting friendship, and Buster Keaton takes his talents to the big screen. Featuring Kyle Mooney, Tony Hale, Billie Joe Armstrong, Juno Temple and Gabourey Sidibe.
3. Benny & Joon (1993)
In a small town, an auto mechanic named Benny is devoted to taking care of his mentally ill sister, Joon, who can barely function alone in the real world despite being a talented artist. This relatively stable situation is shaken up when Benny is obliged in a poker game to welcome another player's relative, Sam, to his home for a few days. When Sam arrives, he quickly makes an impression with his quietly eccentric ways which emulate the antics of the great silent movie comedian, Buster Keaton. Without Benny's full knowledge, Sam and Joon find themselves drawn to each other to the fullest degree. However when Benny finds out, it creates a rift in the siblings as they struggle to accept their relationship is profoundly changing with the presence of this odd newcomer.
4. American Masters (1985 TV Series)
Episode: Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989)
In this film, we explore the life, career and art of silent cinema's third major talent after Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd. We learn of his rise from a mere Chaplin rip off actor to a stellar talent when he found his own style of comedy which often involved outrageous stunts he performed even after his left hand was disfigured in an accident.
5. Limelight (1952)
Chaplin's final American film tells the story of a fading music hall comedian's effort to help a despondent ballet dancer learn both to walk and feel confident about life again. The highlight of the film is the classic duet with Chaplin's only real artistic film comedy rival, Buster Keaton.
6. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011 Mini-Series)
Episode: The Hollywood Dream (2011)
The Story of Film looks at the period 1918-1928 and examines the growth of Hollywood as the center of an entertainment industry. It looks at the story telling techniques of qv##tt0015400## and looks at the comedy work of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and Harold Lloyd. It examines the birth of documentary film-making with qv##tt0013427## before discussing Erich Von Stroheim and his ultra-realistic film qv##tt0015881##. It also looks at King Vidor's influential qv##tt0018806## and how Hollywood rejected its non-optimistic take on New York Life. It also looks at several major Soviet films of the 1920s and the work of Carl Theodor Dreyer.
7. Our Hospitality (1923)
In the Nineteenth Century, there is a feud between the McKay and Canfield families in the country of the United States of America. When John McKay is killed, his wife sends their one years old baby Willie to New York to be raised by her sister. Twenty years later, Willie McKay (Buster Keaton) returns to claim for his family state. Along the train travels, he meets a young lady and they fall in love for each other. However, she is the youngest Canfield and her family has not forgotten the quarrel against the McKays.
8. Film (1965 Short Film)
A twenty-minute, almost totally silent film (no dialogue or music one 'shhh!') in which Buster Keaton attempts to evade observation by an all-seeing eye. But, as the film is based around Bishop Berkeley's principle 'esse est percipi' (to be is to be perceived), Keaton's very existence conspires against his efforts
9. Candid Camera (1960 TV Series)
Episode: Episode dated 7 October 1962 (1962)
Buster Keaton poses as a gas-station attendant who can't quite get the customers' windshields clean. In a baseball sequence, coaches for the New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds are seen giving their signals set to music. Buster Keaton joins Allen Funt and Durward to discuss the results.
10. The Comic (1969)
A fictionalized account of the rise and fall of a silent film comic, Billy Bright. The movie begins with his funeral, as he speaks from beyond the grave in a bitter tone about his fate, and takes us through his fame, as he ruins it with womanizing and drink, and his fall, as a lonely, bitter old man unable to reconcile his life's disappointments. The movie is based loosely on the life of Buster Keaton.
11. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011 Short Film)
Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) award winning author/ illustrator William Joyce and Co-director Brandon Oldenburg present a hybrid style of animation that harkens back to silent films and MGM Technicolor musicals. Morris Lessmore is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.
12. Character Studies (1927 Short Film)
Carter DeHaven announces that he will perform a series of "impressions." For each impression we see him applying makeup, then he ducks down below the makeup table and pops up, in order, as Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Roscoe Arbuckle, Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, and Jackie Coogan, all played by themselves.
13. Hollywood (1980 Mini-Series)
Episode: Comedy: A Serious Business (1980)
The art of silent comedy is highlighted in archival footage with a focus on the work of the four great clowns of the era: Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Harry Langdon. The two great comedic producers, Mack Sennett and Hal Roach, are profiled, the latter in an interview.
14. The Buster Keaton Story (1957)
Buster Keaton leaves his family vaudeville act for the movies. He starts out as a bit player but quickly becomes famous as he acts in and directs his own films. Casting director Gloria Brent is in love with him, but he favors a starlet. When she rejects him, he starts drinking, a problem which only worsens when sound destroys silent cinema and his career. Will Gloria's love and his desire to make people laugh win out?
15. Convict 13 (1920 Short Film)
A prisoner escapes from prison and steals and changes clothes of a golf player (Buster Keaton). The policemen wrongly arrest the player instead and once in prison, he realizes that he is going to be hanged in the afternoon. The player swaps clothes with a guard and fights against a rebellion in the prison.
Buster is playing golf with Sybil when he gets knocked out. An escaped prisoner changes clothes with him. Buster goes to prison and learns that he is to be hanged. He changes clothes with a guard just as prisoner Roberts attacks all the guards.
16. Notfilm (2015 Documentary)
NOTFILM is a feature-length experimental essay on FILM -- its author Samuel Beckett, its star Buster Keaton, its production and its philosophical implications -- utilizing additional outtakes, never before heard audio recordings of the production meetings, and other rare archival elements.
17. Fractured Flickers (1963 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #1.6 (1963)
Segments include Buster Keaton running a moving company and a salute to Pasedena, California, and its Rose Bowl parade. Horton discusses his favorite movie, 1926's "Young April." That flicker is re-cut as "The Prince and the Poppa" with the king sending his dopey son in search of a rich baseball-playing heiress to marry.
18. Four Star Revue (1950 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #1.7 (1950)
Ed Wynn hosts with guests comedy star Buster Keaton, vocalist Gertrude Niesen, quick clay sculptor Duke Art, Jr., comedy acrobatic team Dick and Dot Remy, and harmonica player Eddy Manson. Niesen sings "Temptation." Manson does a harmonic solo. Jimmy Durante and Jack Carson cameo in the Motorola commercial. Keaton, Wynn and others star in a silent film parody. Comic sculptor Duke Art Jr. makes one of his quick clay sculptures.
19. You're My Everything (1949)
In 1924, stage-struck Boston blueblood Hannah Adams picks up musical star Tim O'Connor and takes him home for dinner. One thing leads to another, and when Tim's show rolls on to Chicago a new Mrs. O'Connor comes along as incompetent chorus girl. Hollywood beckons, and we follow the star careers of the O'Connor family in silents and talkies. Includes good imitation "silents" with classic cameo by Buster Keaton.
20. Reel Paradise (2005 Documentary)
June, 2003. During the final month of their year-long stay in Fiji, indie-film gurus John and Janet Pierson and their two children host a documentary film crew. John's been showing free movies at the 288-seat 180 Meridian Cinema, in remote Natokalan Village on the island of Taveuni. Reality intrudes in paradise: their home is burgled, the local Catholic priest criticizes John's project, their daughter's behavior may be threatening the reputation of her friend, and John's prickly personality follows him. Against this backdrop, the Fijians laugh at the Three Stooges, Buster Keaton, and "Jackass: The Movie." John finishes the year with ten movies in ten days: do movies matter?
21. Les fiancés du pont Mac Donald ou (Méfiez-vous des lunettes noires) (1961 Short Film)
A subtitle warns, "Beware of dark sunglasses." Anna and her lover, whose looks in bowler and bow tie are reminiscent of a young Buster Keaton, kiss chastely on a bridge overlooking the Seine. He dons sunglasses and waves as she runs down a stairway to the river's edge, then watches in horror as she's knocked flat and loaded into the back of a hearse. In vain, he gives chase. Disconsolate, he buys a large funeral wreath and a handkerchief from sympathetic vendors. He removes the glasses to wipe his eyes and realizes they are the cause of all his woe. He replays the farewell without the glasses.
22. The Sound of Laughter (1963 Documentary)
Ed Wynn narrates this compilation of short subjects produced in the 1930s by Educational Pictures. Educational's talent roster included young performers on the way up, older stars who were still popular, and Broadway and vaudeville headliners. This feature offers a representative sampling from all three categories. The clips are not identified, but the major sequences are taken from GRAND SLAM OPERA and ONE-RUN ELMER with Buster Keaton, THE HITCH HIKER with Harry Langdon, HOTEL ANCHOVY with The Ritz Brothers, DREAM HOUSE with Bing Crosby, POPPIN' THE CORK with Milton Berle, MONTAGUE THE MAGNIFICENT with Bert Lahr, GOING SPANISH with Bob Hope and Leah Ray, THE INVENTORS with Col. Stoopnagle and Budd, GLAD RAGS TO RICHES with Shirley Temple, and CUPID TAKES A HOLIDAY with Danny Kaye. Shorter clips appear from the Educational shorts MR. WIDGET, DATES AND NUTS, THE BASHFUL BALLERINA, MILLION DOLLAR MELODY, SHE'S MY LILLY, WAY UP THAR, ALL-AMERICAN KICKBACK, and TWO LAME DUCKS, among others.
23. Al-Bidaya (1986)
Highlighting the Golden Age of screen comedy as it has never been presented before, "Slapstick Encyclopedia" collects more than fifty silent short comedies with new musical soundtracks.Laurel and Hardy, Fatty Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Mack Sennett, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Harry Langdon, Will Rogers, Ben Turpin and more--from the early innovators, who redesigned the routines of vaudeville with narrative form, to the celebrated masters whose inspired improvisations helped establish the world dominance of American film, "Slapstick Encyclopedia" is your laugh-filled tour of this eternally appealing art. Includes: In the Beginning: Film Comedy Pioneers; Keystone Tonight!: Mack Sennett Comedies; Sennett in the Twenties; Funny Girls: Genders and Their Benders; Keaton, Arbuckle and St. John; Hal Roach's All-Star Comedians; Hal Roach: The Lot of Fun; Chaplin and the Music Hall Tradition; The Race Is On; Tons of Fun: The Anarchic Fringe.
24. El moderno Barba Azul (1946)
In the final days of WWII, an earnest but somewhat dense sailor (played by Buster Keaton) is lost at sea. Months later, he makes a landing, but, not realizing that the war is over and thinking that he is in Japan, he surrenders to Mexican police, who mistake him for a serial killer. Thrown in a jail cell with an American thug, he is to be hanged next morning, when suddenly a rocket scientist offers him and his cellmate a chance to avoid execution if they pilot an experimental atomic rocket to the Moon. The unlucky duo (plus the scientist's beautiful niece who ends up in the rocket by accident) go into space, but a mishap makes them land back in Mexico within miles of their point of departure. Thinking that they are on the Moon, the trio attempt to communicate with the natives who, of course, think them crazy, until the situation resolves itself.
25. Deadpan (1997 Short Film)
Steve McQueen multiply remakes the most famous shot of Buster Keaton's qv##tt0019421##, in which the façade of a house collapses and Keaton is saved by being in exactly the right position as a window from a multitude of different camera angles.
26. The Three Stooges Follies (1974)
Released to theaters in 1974, this collection of vintage Columbia short subjects included: "Yes, We Have No Bonanza" with The Three Stooges; "Violent Is the Word for Curly" with The Three Stooges; "You Nazty Spy!" with The Three Stooges (replaced by "Men in Black" for the nontheatrical reissue); "Nothing But Pleasure" with Buster Keaton; "Strife of the Party" with Vera Vague; Chapter 1 of the 1943 "Batman" serial with Lewis Wilson and Douglas Croft; and "America Sings with Kate Smith."
27. 0511 TV Lokal (2007 TV Series)
Episode: 'Der Prozeß' bei Theaterformen 2009 (2009)
Someone must have slandered Josef K., for without having done anything wrong he was arrested one morning. This is the first sentence of the famous novel by Franz Kafka. Andreas Kriegenburg called Joseph K. as a close relatives of Buster Keaton. The wonderful ensemble quotes the vaudeville style of silent film and tells the story of a nightmarish farce.
28. 4 Clowns (1970)
The "four clowns" of this Robert Youngson anthology are: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase and Buster Keaton. There are examples of Laurel and Hardy's individual work prior to their teaming; samples of Chase's work, including his 1928 short, "Limousine Love"; and an abridged version of Keaton's 1925 feature, "Seven Chances."
29. The Spook Speaks (1940 Short Film)
When a magician, Mordini (Lynton Brent) becomes fearful of his magic secrets being stolen, he hires Buster (Buster Keaton) and Elsie (Elsie Anes) to protect his props. They discover what they assume to be a murder and go into action as amateur detectives, without realizing they are the victims of one of the magician's tricks.
30. The Double Cross (2017 Short Film)
The Double Cross is a silent black and white comedy short set in the 1920s,in the tradition of Harold Lloyd/Buster Keaton with a modern twist. Our hero is a young waiter for hire who gets caught up in a murder plot during a party and eventually rescues the damsel in distress.
31. Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982 Documentary)
Several hosts, noted for their own contributions to film comedy themselves (Burt Reynolds, Carol Burnett, Jack Lemmon, etc.) host this three part epic documentary, which takes viewers from the studios of comedic pioneers Mack Sennett and Hal Roach. The careers of individual early comics like Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, and Charlie Chaplin are covered through the 30s with W.C. Fields, the Marx Brothers, and Laurel and Hardy up through then current performers like Jack Lemmon, Mel Brooks, and Woody Allen. Clips from such all-time classics as "Some Like It Hot," "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," and "Private Benjamin" are highlighted.
32. Teed-Off (2013 Short Film)
A silent film in the classic tradition of films produced by Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, or even by the modern clowns Jacques Tati and Pierre Etaix. These comedians all started by producing short films before moving on to feature films, and this is 'Dizzy' Daniels' first footsteps in that direction.
33. The Golden Age of Buster Keaton (1975 Documentary)
Compilation of scenes from Buster Keaton's films. The films are: The Butcher Boy; Fatty at Coney Island; Good Night Nurse!; One Week; The Scarecrow; Neighbors; Cops; The Playhouse; The Boat; The Paleface; My Wife's Relations; The Blacksmith; Day Dreams; Three Ages; Our Hospitality; Sherlock Jr; The Navigator; Seven Chances; Go West; Battling Butler; The General; College; and Steamboat Bill Jr.
34. So You Won't Squawk? (1941 Short Film)
Louie "the Wolf" is an ambitious mobster out to expand his empire; Buster Keaton is a humble employee helping decorate Louie's new restaurant. But when the heavies from a rival mob come calling, it is Buster who inadvertently saves the day and is mistaken for Louie himself -- a deception which the latter decides to promote further for his own ends. After numerous narrow escapes from death, Buster discovers his boss's true motives and decides by hook or by crook to bring enough policemen to the restaurant to get him arrested...
35. The Art of Influence (1998 Documentary)
Divided in five parts, 'The Art of Influence' registers fifteen artists' impressions on the life and work of other artists that influenced them. Part one 'Performers on Performers' covers Salerno-Sonnenberg's opinions on Maria Callas, and Cassandra Wilson's on Miles Davis. In part two 'Ways of Seeing', Fuentes talks about Luis Buñuel, Iturbide about Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Frankenthaler about Jackson Pollock, and Jackie Chan about Bruce Lee's films, Buster Keaton's stunts, Charles Chaplin's humor, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Sylvester Stallone. Part three 'Breaking the Silence' is dedicated to Fugard's admiration for Bertolt Brecht, and Oe's for Günter Grass. Choreographers Marin and Jones reflect on the influences of, respectively, Samuel Beckett and Marcel Proust, in part four 'Choreographers on Writers'. The last part, 'Artist and Visionairies' registers Anger's opinion of Jean Cocteau, Bo's admiration for Marcel Duchamp, Komar and Melamid's memories of Andy Warhol, and O'Connor's affectionate appreciation for Bob Marley.
36. The Home Owner (1961 Short Film)
A 25 minute sales film featuring Buster Keaton as a prospective home owner in Maryvale, a suburb of Phoenix. A Realtor takes Buster on a tour of some model tract homes and extols their virtues while Buster is constantly pursuing a sexy-looking blonde. After buying a home, Buster proceeds to wreak havoc in the community. He falls into another resident's pool with a shopping cart full of purchases from S. S. Kresge's, knocks over an unassuming waiter with a bowling ball at the local lanes and tries his hand at being a waiter a ritzy restaurant. The construction of the new hospital and golf course are then discussed, and the films ends with a panoramic view of the model tract homes.
37. Banana Man: Samuel Beckett and Buster Keaton Make Film (2014 Short Film)
This commemorative, immersive black and white film based on Don Nigro's play takes us back into the shooting of Irish literary lion Samuel Beckett's one and only film made in July of 1964, fifty years ago this year... the odd, now iconic 'FILM,' which was a cinematic treatment of the philosophic principle of George Lord Berkeley that to be is to be perceived ('esse est percipi'). It featured silent film star Buster Keaton trying to escape perception, even from himself, in one of his very last but most memorable roles. Some comedy, some drama, some history, some biography and a lot of imaginative filmmaking.
38. Wir schalten um auf Hollywood (1931)
A German reporter visits Hollywood and is escorted through the MGM Studio by a German nobleman, who is working there as an extra. They meet and speak to several actors, primarily Buster Keaton, John Gilbert, Joan Crawford and Heinrich George. Then they meet Adolphe Menjou, who rehearses a long scene in German. A final scene shows stars arriving at a film premiere, including Jean Harlow, Norma Shearer and Wallace Beery.
39. Buster Keaton: The Short Films Collection: Silent Echoes (2011 Documentary)
Four visual essays by Silent Echoes author John Bengtson identifying Buster Keaton's shooting locations for his many short films produced between 1920-1923, many in the streets surrounding his former Hollywood studio, the same studio where, a few years earlier, Charlie Chaplin had made his brilliant series of Mutual shorts.
40. The Ride to Wounded Knee (1992 Documentary)
On December 29th, 1890, Chief Bigfoot's band of 300 unarmed men, women and children were gunned down by a drunken and inexperienced 7th Cavalry. By the end of the day, a blizzard had set in. The bodies of the dead quickly froze into grotesque shapes. Later, soldiers dug a mass grave and unceremoniously buried the dead at Wounded Knee. The survivors- four men and forty-seven women and children, were hauled by buckboard and left at the Episcopal mission at Pine Ridge, South Dakota. It was four days past Christmas. Above the pulpit a banner read- "Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men." THE RIDE TO WOUNED KNEE tells the true story of the massacre of 1890. One hundred years later, a ceremonial reenactment of the flight of the Lakota was performed by their descendants. They rode from Standing Rock to Wounded Knee, a journey of 250 miles, in minus 70 degree weather during the same two week period in December. This beautiful footage by award winning cinematographer Frances Reid dramatizes the 1890 events. Archival films by such pioneering directors as Buffalo Bill, Thomas Ince, Buster Keaton and John Ford further dramatize the history. Music from the Memorial Ride, and authentic music from 1890- from the Seventh Cavalry, the Ghost Dance and the songs of Sitting Bull, add depth and meaning. The historical narrations are all based on documentary sources- newspapers, military records, diaries and interviews with survivors of the massacre. Interviews with the leaders of the Bigfoot Memorial Ride, including Arvol Looking Horse, the holder of the sacred pipe, add great insight to the historical events and their meaning to the Lakota people today. Elders whose parents or grandparents survived the massacre tell the stories that they heard as children, in the tradition of Lakota oral history. THE RIDE TO WOUNDED KNEE ends with a haunting memorial at the mass grave site at Wounded Knee. Grieving and praying, the people honor their ancestors, then wipe away the tears and turn toward the future.
41. Icons of Comedy: 50 Movie Mega Pack (2016 Video)
A collection of 50 comedy classic movies direct to DVD containing movies featuring The Three Stooges, Charlie Chaplin, Our Gang, Buster Keaton, W.C. Fields, Laurel and Hardy, Bob Hope, Fatty Arbuckle, Jimmy Stuart, Cary Grant, Shirley Temple and more; ready to make you laugh so much that your sides will split.
42. The Lucky Penny (2002 Video)
"The Lucky Penny" is a 15-minute, B&W, silent, comedy short. The story is of a man named 'Luckless' who finds a lucky penny. The penny turns out to be anything but lucky as Luckless spends the rest of his day getting in and out of trouble, chased by the cops, and narrowly avoiding one calamity after another. The movie is filled with slapstick comedy, stunts, and sight gags reminiscent of the Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin movies from the 1920s.
43. A Girl Named Cinema (2013 Short Film)
A GIRL NAMED CINEMA is a single-take love letter to filmmaking, an homage to French New Wave, and an outcry at the decline of the movie industry all wrapped in one. Inspired by Common's celebrated 'I Used to Love H.E.R.', music video director Court Dunn (Common, Talib Kweli, Theophilus London) uses the character of a woman as an extended metaphor for the film industry, citing direct quotes and stylistic references to over 39 films and 37 directors including: Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Federico Fellini, Jean-luc Godard, Michel Gondry, Alfred Hitchcock, Jim Jarmusch, Buster Keaton, Stanley Kubrick, Akira Kurosawa, Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, George Lucas, Terrence Malick, Yasujiro Ozu, Park Chan-wook, Steven Soderbergh, Steven Speilberg, Gus Van Sant, Orson Welles, Wong Kar-wai
44. BkBkBkBk (2011 Short Film)
Inspired by Buster Keaton's film Sherlock Jr, BkBkBkBk investigates the fracturing of the filmic image. Through repetition, layering, and rotoscope, the film creates a dream-like space that evokes the relationship between audience and image.
45. Cut-Up: The Films of Grant Munro (2003 Video)
To encounter the work of Grant Munro is to discover an artist of inimitable talent and charm. Whether as animator, documentarian, actor, dancer, editor, cinematographer, or general provocateur, his talent, humor, passion, and all-out goofiness have graced the world of cinema for more than fifty years. He is a combination of Joan Miró, Buster Keaton, Chuck Jones, Gene Kelly and Felix the Cat. There is no one like Grant Munro. Munro collaborated with legendary animator Norman McLaren on some of his best-known work. Their amazing pixilated masterpiece Neighbours, a viciously funny Cold War parable on arms escalation, won the best short film Oscar® in 1953. Included on Cut-Up are the animated classics Three Blind Mice, Neighbours, Two Bagatelles, Christmas Cracker, Canon, Toys and The Animal Movie. This compilation also showcases Munro's hilarious work in live-action films including The Ballot-o-Maniac, Ashes of Doom and Boo Hoo. A special treat for animation fans are two films that Munro and McLaren shot but never completed, Six and Seven Eighths and On the Farm. Recently rediscovered and edited by the National Film Board of Canada, they make their world premieres here.
46. Pierre Richard, l'art du déséquilibre (2005 Documentary)
This documentary brings a lighting on the originality and the specificity of the actor-author Pierre Richard, improbable synthesis of the talking ant silent films, heir to Buster Keaton for the gestural one and the expression of the body, and to Groucho Marx for the puns and the burlesque verbal one. Conceived like a voyage inside the universe of Pierre Richard, "the Art of unsteadiness" makes it possible to better understand its step, its method of actor, director and gag man. With through many testimonies, extracts of films and archives documents, drawn up here the portrait of one of the large last burlesques.
47. Spectacle: A Portrait of Stuart Sherman (2013 Documentary)
The late American artist Stuart Sherman (1945 - 2001) was a strange and underexposed figure in the history of performance art and experimental film. Using interviews with friends and colleagues, and original and re-enacted footage of Sherman's performances, this film explores the life, death, disappearance and rediscovery of this utterly unique artist. Described by one writer as 'the Buster Keaton of linguistics', Sherman's art defied neat categories and simple explanation. The same could be said of Sherman himself, who as a person was a notoriously secretive individual. From this perspective, the film asks viewer to question their understanding of how a life story can be told relative to the private nature of its subject.
48. The Lucky Penny 2 (2004 Short Film)
"The Lucky Penny 2" is a B&W, silent, comedy short. It's filled with slapstick comedy, stunts, and sight gags reminiscent of the Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin movies from the 1920s. It's a story about a man named 'Luckless' who searches for his lost love. His quest is not an easy one. The Masked Bandits, who he unintentionally caught for the police at one time, have broken out of jail and are eager to settle the score with him. Will he out-smart the Bandits and find his lost love?
49. Slaphappy (2001 TV Series)
SlapHappy showcases brilliant and outrageous clips from comedy's silent era. Fast-paced, funny, and frenetic, the series features famous funny-men like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd, plus neglected clowns Charley Chase, Lupino Lane, and dozens more in over 400 clips from their finest comedies. Each episode features superb print quality, rare stills, anecdotal narration, and a scintillating hot jazz soundtrack from the acclaimed Stomp Off Records. A 90-minute compilation Movie showcases the best clips from the SlapHappy series. SlapHappy has aired on PBS and Around the World!
50. Butcher Boys (2009 Video)
'Butcher Boys' shows the fall and rise of Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, America's biggest motion picture star at the beginning of the Silent Era, the horrific crime of which he was accused, and the unwavering support of his friends Mabel Normand and Buster Keaton. It's a comedy of loyalty and friendship with pie fights and pratfalls made the way only Fatty would have made it--as a silent, black and white, two-reeler. Fatty's story is told as if you were there watching it unfold.
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