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  Buster Keaton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Keaton and Arbuckle became close friends, a bond that would never break, even after Arbuckle was embroiled in the scandal that cost him his career and his personal life.
Keaton lived to see the rediscovery of his great silent films in his later years, and his recognition as as one of the great geniuses of cinema.
Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd are remembered as the great comic innovators of the silent era.
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 Buster Keaton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Joseph Frank Keaton VI (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966), always known as Buster Keaton, was a popular and influential American silent-film comic actor and filmmaker.
Keaton credited Harry Houdini, who was his godfather, with dubbing him "Buster" after seeing him, at the age of six months, tumble down a flight of stairs without injury.
Buster Keaton is interred in the Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
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 Buster Keaton Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Buster Keaton (October 4, 1895 - February 1, 1966) was a popular American silent-film comic actor and filmmaker.
Keaton grew up in the world of vaudeville, performing with his parents (as "The Three Keatons") from the age of three.
Keaton and Arbuckle became close friends, a bond that would never break -- even after Arbuckle was embroiled in the "Fatty Arbuckle scandal" that cost him his career and his personal life.
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 Buster Keaton - MSN Encarta
Buster Keaton (1895-1966), American motion-picture actor, director, and screenwriter, whose deadpan expressions, superb timing, acrobatic skills, and brilliantly cinematic gags made him one of the major figures of silent-film comedy.
Born Joseph Francis Keaton in Piqua, Kansas, he was the son of touring vaudeville performers, with whom he first appeared on stage at the age of three, continuing to perform with The Three Keatons for almost 20 years.
By the mid-1930s, as Keaton faced increasing personal problems, he could only find work in mediocre films, and by the end of the decade he was reduced to playing minor roles and carrying out writing assignments.
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 Buster Keaton: The Beauty of Buster
Keaton's comedy is founded firmly on the principles of Newtonian physics, the invisible substructure that alone keeps the universe from simply flying apart in all directions.
From the raw material around him, Buster spontaneously creates simple makeshift contraptions that harness elemental principles of physics to keep him moving along through the maelstrom of modern life: a wheel, a lever, a crank, a ladder, a bucket, a siphon, a see-saw, a bridge, a boat, a balloon...
As Buster is about to plummet through the chasm in the middle, two trucks pass through the gap and their tops fill up the hole just long enough for him to cross it.
www.cinepad.com /busterk.htm   (1653 words)

  
 The Doughboy Center: Buster Keaton in World War I
Buster had completed 12 two-reel comedies with Arbuckle when he was notified that he had been drafted into the United States Army.
Buster Keaton was assigned to the 40th Division.
Buster would describe the group as "22 men who could de something," and they became known as "The Sunshine Players." The Sunshine Players per-formed in barracks or YMCA huts and the main attraction was Buster.
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 DEEP FOCUS: Buster Keaton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Keaton was born in the town of Piqua, Kansas, in 1895 as Joseph Francis Keaton.
In fact, there was a particular day during Keaton's first year of life when he had his finger caught in the wringer of a washing machine, got hit in the head by a brick, and got carried hundreds of feet through the air by a tornado that practically leveled his hometown.
Keaton was considered to be Charlie Chaplin's greatest rival as the king of silent comedies.
www.imsa.edu /~mitch/directors/keaton.html   (583 words)

  
 Images - The Art of Buster Keaton
Keaton loved gadgets, as can be seen in The Scarecrow (1920), where his one-room home is rigged with ropes and pulleys that allow him and his roommate to change the room's look and purpose in just a few moments.
Keaton thought back and remembered hitting the back of his head on the railroad rails when the water pressure from the tower took him by surprise and flattened him against the ground.
Buster Keaton's entire output from his association with Joseph Schenck is now available on DVD from Kino On Video (distribution by Image Entertainment).
www.imagesjournal.com /issue09/reviews/bkeaton/text.htm   (1398 words)

  
 PART I: A Vaudeville Childhood
As Buster grew old the easiest way to care for him and not interrupt the act was to take him on the stage with them, and so this was done.
"Buster" does not give the impression of having been taught; his work is so spontaneous and so accurate that it shows him to be above the average performer of his age in intelligence and indicates that he understands the value of pause and emphasis as well or better than many a performer of mature years.
Buster, like the rest of the world, was enthralled with Houdini's act, often watching him from the wings or even from up above in the flies to try to figure out Houdini's secrets.
www.busterkeaton.com /bio1.htm   (2410 words)

  
 Classic Images: Buster Keaton
In doing research on the life and career of Buster Keaton, I have stumbled on misleading statements, factual errors, gossip and lies that have woven a fabric of myths that, unfortunately, many people believe to be true.
Keaton laughed or smiled in almost all of his early film appearances with his friend and mentor, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle.
As he developed as a performer, Keaton worked very hard to maintain that public persona whenever he was on stage, in front of cameras, or even when he was being interviewed or having his picture taken by friends.
www.classicimages.com /1998/november98/busterkeaton1.html   (1458 words)

  
 American Masters . Buster Keaton | PBS
By the age of three, Keaton joined the family's vaudeville act, which was renamed The Three Keatons.
For Keaton, as for many of the silent movie stars, the final straw was the advent of the talkies.
The sheer ability of his acrobatics astounded audiences who had become used to less sophisticated physical comedy, and by the 1960s, his films were returning to the theaters and he was being hailed as the greatest actor of the silent era.
www.pbs.org /wnet/americanmasters/database/keaton_b.html   (893 words)

  
 Buster Keaton
Buster was billed as “The Little Boy Who Can't Be Damaged” and Papa Joe Keaton was flinging him roughly around the stage at the age of five.
Keaton spent a great deal of time and money to get the film exactly as he wanted it, and this care shows—it is meticulous in its period recreation.
In Keaton's case, the trajectory of events that led him from his own unit under Schenck to a prison-term contract at MGM is especially sickening.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/directors/02/keaton.html   (3176 words)

  
 Biography for Buster Keaton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Buster was a stage veteran at the age of 21.On one wet New York day the successful comedian and director, Roscoe Arbuckle, was walking down the street when he spotted Keaton and invited him to start in films together and so Keaton's reputation was launched forever.
Keaton had begun live television appearances and he toured with his silent films around America and Europe and the film he first showed to a new generation of the 1950s was his own personal favourite, The General (1926).
Keaton was convinced to sell his studio and films to MGM in the 1920s, while Chaplin and Lloyd retained ownership of their films.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0000036/bio   (2759 words)

  
 The Art of Buster Keaton DVD Box Set DVD - Kino on Video
Buster is a pampered youth who, on his first visit to the stock exchange, thwarts the villain and saves his family's fortune.
Consistently ranked among the greatest films ever made, Buster Keaton's The General is so brilliantly conceived and executed that it continues to inspire awe and laughter with every viewing.
Buster is caught between two feuding riverboat owners and a brewing hurricane.
www.kino.com /video/item.php?product_id=597   (455 words)

  
 Great Filmmakers: Buster Keaton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Buster Keaton was born Joseph Frank Keaton, Jr.
All of Keaton's films were produced by Joseph Schenck (pronounced "skehnk") up to 1928, and all but one of his most influential and important films were produced during this time.
Quite deliberately Keaton grounded most of his features in reality (with some exceptions), and paced them so that they built gradually to the final reel, where most of the gags were.
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 Buster Keaton at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Buster Keaton (October 4, 1895 - February 1, 1966) was a popular and influential American silent-film comic actor and filmmaker.
Buster Keaton is interred in the Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
Many actors and filmmakers were influenced by Keaton from the likes of Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Blake Edwards to Eric Bruno Borgman and Jackie Chan.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Buster_Keaton.html   (702 words)

  
 Buster Keaton Commentary @ CompleteIdiots.com (Complete Idiots)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Biographer Marion Meade's research suggests that Houdini, while having previously toured with the Keatons, shared no intersecting Vaudeville dates with the Keaton family at this time.
At the time, the word "buster" either meant bronc riding or a fall.
He stopped directing, but continued to perform and made some of his most financially successful films for the studio, including Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1931), and Speak Easily (1932).
completeidiots.com /encyclopedia/Buster_Keaton   (1350 words)

  
 Buster Keaton - Biografie WHO'S WHO.
Keaton startete seine Karriere mit seinen Eltern auf den Varieté-Bühnen dieser Welt; gemeinsam standen sie als "The Three Keatons" auf der Bühne, zeigten Sketche und Artistik und schufen so den Anfang von Busters Vaudeville-Karriere.
Keaton wurde zum Alkoholiker und war körperlich und materiell in einer schlechten Verfassung.
Nach Enttäuschungen in den 1940er Jahren feierte Buster Keaton in Billy Wilders "Boulevard der Dämmerung" neben anderen früheren Stummfilm-Stars wie Erich von Stroheim und Gloria Swanson wieder einen Erfolg.
www.rasscass.com /templ/te_bio.php?PID=1126&RID=1   (516 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Buster Keaton - 65th Anniversary Collection: DVD: Buster Keaton,Harry Semels,Bud Jamison,Elsie Ames,Nick ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Keaton, in his mid-40s, is still in athletic form, although thanks to alcohol and disappointment he looks older than his years.
As a fan of BUSTER KEATON I have always wanted a collection of all of his works, and not just the 19 shorts and 11 feature length films he starred in during the silent era, even if they were his best.
Keaton fans would already own all the existing silent era movies and would certainly know in a moment from reading the description and movies listed on the back that these are the later Columbia shorts.
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 Amazon.com: Buster Keaton Collection: DVD: Richard Alexander,Sidney Bracey,Edward Brophy,Ray Cooke,Marceline Day,Vernon ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Buster Keaton Collection presents three of the first films (one, The Cameraman, a near masterpiece) Keaton made for MGM beginning in 1928, an arrangement that gradually ushered the great comic actor and director into the sound era but ultimately deprived him of creative control.
Being Keaton's first talkie the soundtrack is an essential part of the film and showcases what was to be Buster's downfall, the move away from visual to verbal gags and the transformation of his character from resourceful self-sufficiency to a hapless boob who no longer gets the girl.
Buster Keaton didn't smile in his films; didn't laugh; didn't cry; wasn't outwardly expressive facially, but nevertheless was wonderfully transparent.
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 Joseph Francis Keaton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I believe Buster Keaton is the greatest film comedian, actor, director and stuntman...
Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow- If you've never seen a Buster Keaton movie and you need an introductory course, this is a three part series done by Thames Television.
Keaton was the master of the romantic comedy, before there was such a thing.
www.smirk.com /jim/keaton.html   (472 words)

  
 Buster Keaton Photo Gallery
In the photo with Keaton is Joe Roberts, who was in many of Keaton's two reelers.
This is a rare photo in which you can see Buster's missing right index finger, which he lost in an accident as a child.
Buster and his wife Eleanor at a 1962 Berlin film festival.
www.smirk.com /jim/bk-photos.html   (308 words)

  
 Buster Keaton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987) (TV)....
So Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton & MGM (2004) (TV)....
If anyone is to play Buster Keaton in a film...
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 Prisma: Buster Keaton
Buster Keaton, der Mann mit dem steinernen Gesichtsausdruck, den man deshalb auch "Stoneface" nannte, entwickelte sich vom dreijährigen Wunderkind zum großen Schauspieler und Regisseur, der in der Filmgeschichte neben Charlie Chaplin und Harold Lloyd zu den unsterblichen Größen der Filmkomödie zählt.
Den Spitznamen Buster erhielt Keaton von seinem Vater, denn bereits als krabbelndes Baby hat Keaton nicht nur den Hausstand der Familie auf den Kopf gestellt, sondern überstand auch unbeschadet einen Sturz von einer Treppe; ein richtiger "Buster" eben.
Ein paar Jahre später heißt es schon auf den Plakatankündigungen: "Buster assisted by Joe and Myra Keaton".
www.prisma-online.de /tv/person.html?pid=buster_keaton   (419 words)

  
 TSPDT - Buster Keaton
"Buster Keaton is the only creator-star of American silent comedies who equals Chaplin as one of the artistic giants of the cinema.
"Keaton strikes a chord with the world of post-1960 that was not heard when his greatest films were made.
It has been argued, with justice, that his films are "beautiful," which means that their comedy is expressed in photography that is creative, witty, and excited by the appearance of things.
www.theyshootpictures.com /keatonbuster.htm   (537 words)

  
 The Sound of Buster Keaton
The words Buster's Babes have been yearning to hear...
Buster Sings "In a Little Spanish Town" from "Pest From the West" (kyoooot!)
Buster Keaton on working with the Marx Brothers: "It was an event when you could get all three of them on the set at the same time.
www.angelfire.com /film/damfino/bkwavs.html   (567 words)

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