Posts tagged with "buster keaton"

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Posted by Laura Grande January 14, 2014 0 Comment 3276 views

Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard rightfully remains a revered piece of cinematic history.

Happy Birthday Buster Keaton, Here’s a T-Shirt

Posted by Brandy Dean October 4, 2013 0 Comment 1882 views

Buster Keaton, the best that ever was, was born October 4, 1895. To celebrate we’ve got a new (and super awesome) Buster Keaton t-shirt design. The artwork is an original illustration for Pretty Clever Film’s very own Ben O’Brian – yep, the guy who brings you Saturday Morning Cartoons every week. What, you didn’t know […]

Buster Keaton and Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle

Posted by Brandy Dean March 24, 2013 12 Comments 7614 views

Originally published on October 4, 2011.  From Laurel and Hardy to Abbott and Costello to Cheech and Chong (yeah, I said it) – duos make the comedy world go ’round. And why not? You’ve got the yin and the yang, the clown and the straight man, the graceful and the inept – and you’ve got […]

Watch It: Seven Chances (1925)

Posted by Brandy Dean March 11, 2013 0 Comment 3195 views

Buster Keaton’s Seven Chances was released on March 11, 1925. In it, Buster plays Jimmy Shannon, a partner in a financial brokerage firm that is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. He’s presented with his grandfather’s will which leaves him seven million dollars but – there’s a but – only on the condition that he marry […]

Watch It: Kansas Silent Film Festival Saturday Programme

Posted by Brandy Dean February 23, 2013 0 Comment 2793 views

If you’re like me, and I think you are, you’re crying into your beer right now because you’re not at the Kansas Silent Film Festival. Unless of course you’re at the fest and reading this on your phone right now – in that case, boooooo! But do not fret my pets! I’ve scoured the interwebs and […]

10 Things About The General (1927)

Posted by Brandy Dean February 1, 2013 3 Comments 8861 views

So my Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra silent film calendar tells me today is the release date for The General. I get really excited about this – a great reason to talk about The General! The problem is February 1 doesn’t match up with any of the release dates in the IMDB entry. What’s a […]

Top 5 Silent Films for Newbies

Posted by Brandy Dean January 30, 2013 26 Comments 10106 views

As the social reach of Pretty Clever Films keeps expanding (first Twitter, then the world ya’ll!) I’ve been getting some version of this question quite a lot lately: I’ve never seen a silent movie. What do you recommend? Of course, we silent film enthusiasts both welcome this question and sort of dread this question. It […]

Watch It & Review It: Our Hospitality (1923)

Posted by Brandy Dean November 19, 2012 0 Comment 1366 views

Buster Keaton’s Our Hospitality was released on November 19, 1923. I’m pretty sure I don’t need to tell you anything more than its BUSTER KEATON. But you can slip away for an hour today, watch Our Hospitality, and marvel over just how funny and fresh it is lo these many years later. Directed by Buster […]

Watch: The Navigator (1924)

Posted by Brandy Dean October 13, 2012 0 Comment 1367 views

Today is the release date of Buster Keaton’s The Navigator, except in 1924. It’s not opening down at the local cineplex or anything (a shame, if you ask me). I’m going to go out on a limb and guess if you’re reading this, you don’t need much background on Keaton or The Navigator, so I’ll […]

Happy Birthday Buster Keaton

Posted by Brandy Dean October 4, 2012 0 Comment 1399 views

Well well well – happy birthday Buster Keaton! It seems like it happens once every year… today is Buster Keaton’s birthday. Had he been Canadian with ready access to cost effective health care, he would be 117 years old today. Even though it’s Buster’s birthday, we gets all the gifts, i.e. the marvelous films that […]

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