Trailer for 'The Great Buster: A Celebration' Doc About Buster Keaton
"Buster Keaton is the essence of movies." -Werner Herzog. Cohen Media Group has debuted the first official trailer for The Great Buster: A Celebration, a documentary about the iconic silent era actor/filmmaker Buster Keaton. Directed by fellow filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, the film looks back at his entire career, with restorations of archival works, as well as interviews with his friends, family, collaborators, and a broad array of artists. Bogdanovich's personal dive into the Keaton archives reveals a visionary artist who put everything on the line for a laugh in such treasured films as The General (1926), Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928), Sherlock Jr. (1924), and so many others. This has already played at the Telluride and Venice Film Festivals, and it will be showing in select US theaters next month. A must watch documentary for every true cinephile.
Here's the official trailer for Peter Bogdanovich's doc The Great Buster: A Celebration, from YouTube:
The Great Buster celebrates the life & career of one of America’s most influential & celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. Filled with stunningly restored archival Keaton films from the Cohen Film Classics library, The Great Buster is directed by Peter Bogdanovich, a filmmaker and cinema historian whose landmark writings and films on such renowned directors as John Ford and Orson Welles have become the standard by which all other studies are measured. This just premiered at the Telluride, Venice, and Deauville Film Festivals this fall. Cohen Media will release Bogdanovich's The Great Buster: A Celebration in select US theaters starting October 5th, expanding over the next few months. Who's down?
Funny for his time. Absolutely unfunny now.
DAVIDPD on Sep 25, 2018
Sign me up! The General was kind of amazing to watch. The story was simple but oh man, from the stunts to the comedic storytelling, you can't help but respect what they were able to pull off with what they had at the time.. which btw was nearly 100 years ago. It still holds up.
Nick Sears on Sep 25, 2018
absolutely essential. like Bill Hader says, 'magic.' actor, writer, director, and of course stuntman to a level Tom Cruse would blanche at. his timing was perfection, the 'stoneface' persona a canvas for seemingly anything. it's my view that Keaton (along with a few other well-known names) helped set the blueprint for pretty much every comedian, physical or otherwise, who has followed since. only Jackie Chan has come close to that level on the physical side in more modern times, and Chan himself has said Keaton was one of his biggest influences. and, yes, i still think he is truly funny even now! i've introduced friends to his films, most of whom were sceptical, all of whom liked them, some of whom loved them and bought them. all of them found something to laugh at. here's to you, Buster.
son_et_lumiere on Sep 26, 2018
One of the kind. Must see his films again. Good reminder ...
shiboleth on Sep 26, 2018
I'm embarrassed to say...I've never seen a Buster Keaton film. Where should I start? The General?
THE_RAW_ on Sep 26, 2018
yes, start there, and/or also Steamboat Bill, Jr. and Sherlock Jr.
son_et_lumiere on Sep 27, 2018
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