Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
Film Review: Buster Keaton’s “The Cameraman” — The Final Feature-Length Blaze of Brilliance
The Cameraman is the hilarious capstone to a glorious period that began for Buster Keaton in the late teens.
Theater Interview: Silent Film Comedy Staged Live — Jakop Ahlbom Talks about “Lebensraum”
“Buster Keaton’s imagination and ideas are more surrealistic than Chaplin’s, and his stunts are astonishing in terms of their demanding technique, even today”.
Coming Attractions in Film: August 2011
Summer movie season continues — All month, everywhere not located under a rock.
Music Interview: The Art of Storm ‘n’ Twang — Writing Music for Buster Keaton Silents
By Bill Marx Steamboat Bill Jr. is my personal favorite among Buster Keaton’s classic silent comedies, and the image (above) of Buster holding an upturned umbrella (this is a publicity still—in the movie he wields the useless brolly during a rampaging storm) is one of the movie’s greatest sight gags, an indelible image of the […]