The Cameran (1928) Director: Edward Sedgwick and Buster Keaton (uncredited) ★★★☆☆ The Cameraman is an amusing and charming Buster Keaton film. It tells the story of a young cameraman who tries to become a MGM filmer/photographer. Ironically this was Keaton's first MGM film. The Cameraman is certainly a fun film and an amusing romp with … Continue reading The Cameraman
Seven Chances (1925) Director: Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton ★★★★☆ Based on the musical of the same name, this silly film tells the story of Jimmie Shannon, a stock broker, who is on the verge of bankruptcy at the firm with his partner. However, a lawyer chases him and his partner around town to inform him … Continue reading Seven Chances
9/11/2016 Go West (1925) Director: Buster Keaton ★★★☆☆ Go West is a delightful film filled with Keaton's classic gags. It is clearly a precursor to The General with his notable fascination with trains and the old west. Much of the film was shot in Arizona in extremely hot weather and it was not one Buster Keaton's favorite films, … Continue reading Go West
9/5/2016 The Navigator (1924) Director: Buster Keaton and Donald Crisp ★★★★☆ The Navigator is another delightful and important silent film directed by Buster Keaton. It is prescient in a number of ways, including foreshadowing the work of Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times with the contemplation of man in his unnatural habitat filled with confusing and anxiety-ridden machinery. This film, … Continue reading The Navigator
8/27/16 Our Hospitality (1923) Director: Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton and John G. Blystone ★★★★★ Buster Keaton delivers a delightful film with Our Hospitality -the second of his ten brilliant films under Buster Keaton Productions. It is more sentimental than some of his other later films, such as The General or Sherlock, Jr. The vast luxury of rural southern … Continue reading Our Hospitality
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) Director: Charles Reisner and Buster Keaton ★★★★☆ Steamboat Bill Jr. was the last of Buster Keaton’s 9 independent films made for Joseph Schenck and it was the last big comedic film of the silent era. His independent feature films for Schenck included: Three Ages (1923) Our Hospitality (1923) Sherlock Jr. (1924) The Navigator (1924) Seven … Continue reading Steamboat Bill Jr.