Project Keaton: John Bengtson’s Buster Keaton and Film Noir

Silent film historian John Bentson is pretty much THE authority on filming locations of the silent masters. His holy trinity of silent comedy filming locations Silent Traces, Silent Echoes and Silent Visions are dazzling, in-depth histories of the films of Chaplin, Keaton and Lloyd, respectively. His blog, Silent Locations, digs even deeper into the past, […]

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Project Keaton: Jonathan Melville's Holyrood or Bust(er)

Edinburgh-based journalist Jonathan Melville has written for everyone from the Guardian to the Edinburgh Daily News and, as a true-blue cineaste, has just launched a classic film blog: Holyrood or Bust In honor of Buster, he is temporarily calling his blog Holyrood or Bust(er) (<–clever, he?) and he will be reviewing many of the films […]

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Project Keaton: Jonathan Melville’s Holyrood or Bust(er)

Edinburgh-based journalist Jonathan Melville has written for everyone from the Guardian to the Edinburgh Daily News and, as a true-blue cineaste, has just launched a classic film blog: Holyrood or Bust In honor of Buster, he is temporarily calling his blog Holyrood or Bust(er) (<–clever, he?) and he will be reviewing many of the films […]

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Project Keaton

For the month of October, the Pictorial will be heavily focusing on the life, work and art of the legendary Buster Keaton. It felt right we should do so, given Buster’s 116th birthday on October 4th, the month-long salute to Keaton’s films on Turner Classic Movies, and some exciting new releases from Kino video. Project […]

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Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last and the Triumph of Silent Film

Wow. So the best cinematic experiences I’ve had in recent memory tend to have the same thing in common: silence. First with the TCM Festival’s triumphant screening of Buster Keaton‘s The Cameraman in April. And now two months later, with the Los Angeles Conservancy’s closing night film of their 25th Annual “Last Remaining Seats” series, […]

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Harold Lloyd's Safety Last and the Triumph of Silent Film

Wow. So the best cinematic experiences I’ve had in recent memory tend to have the same thing in common: silence. First with the TCM Festival’s triumphant screening of Buster Keaton‘s The Cameraman in April. And now two months later, with the Los Angeles Conservancy’s closing night film of their 25th Annual “Last Remaining Seats” series, […]

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