Buster Keaton

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  • The Plots In Buster Keaton's The General

    the major plots of Buster Keaton’s The General. The General premiered in 1926 and was written and directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman. The film stars Keaton as train-loving, everyman, Johnny Gray and Marion Mack as Gray’s sweetheart, Annabelle Lee. The General monopolizes on the success of chase films such as The Great Train Robbery to create a film that seamlessly combines drama, action and comedy. In fact, these three components are so intertwined that it is tricky to talk about one without talking about the others. Drama is the first vital element of this movie. One of the major dramatic elements of this movie is its setting: The South during the Civil War. Keaton…

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  • Differences Of Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, And Charlie Chaplin

    Among the numerous great silent film directors, the three that are commonly mentioned surrounding that discussion are Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Charlie Chaplin. Having seen a greater amount of Charlie Chaplin’s wonderful work than the others, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd most certainly still got my consideration. In spite of every one of the three delivering awesome pieces of visual artwork, they shared some comparable attributes, but they each had unique differences which contributed…

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  • The X-Files: Curious, Desperate, And Gullible

    Curious, Desperate, and Gullible “The X-Files is an American science fiction drama television series created by Chris Carter, which originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox.” (“The X-Files”). The episode known as “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose,” which was released on October 13, 1995, shows two FBI officers who track a serial killer of fortune tellers, but encounter a genuine psychic. The episode showed watchers a realistic aspect of the show that was brought to light.…

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  • Reflective Essay: My Savior And Lighted Path

    In this portfolio, included is my final revised personal narrative essay entitled “My savior and Lighted Path,” my first graded draft of this essay, and my letter of Final Essay Reflection. The “My savior and Lighted Path” paper contains the reasons as to why I am college and why school is so significant to me. In this essay, I speak about my life growing up with a poor, sickly mother in a poor neighborhood where my mother had abusive boyfriends to help pay her medical bills and finances. I go…

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  • Era Of Silent Films

    they enjoyed seeing comedians pushing the boundaries such as jumping off moving trains or falling from moving cars and this was during an era, before CGI was a thing like it is now, so these amazing performances were done in real-time, but the people who did this need to have safe planning on how it will be done, great amounts of physical skill, and lots of courage. Another well know artist during the silent era of movies was Buster Keaton and one of the movies he stared in was called Steamboat…

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  • The Navigator Film Analysis

    ‘The Navigator’ is a silent comedy produced & directed by Buster Keaton in 1924. The movie revolves around the story of a rich boy – ‘Rollo Treadway’ played by Buster Keaton and girl – ‘Betsy O’Brien’ played by Kathryn McGuire who due to unfortunate circumstances are stranded on Betsy’s father’s ship ‘Navigator’ which is drifting aimlessly in the Pacific Ocean. The movie further focuses on their struggle to survive on the ship and from the cannibal islanders. Keaton uses this plot along with…

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  • History Of Slapstick Comedy

    Slapstick comedy in films started around 1915 when the famous Keystone Cops silent movies were made. The silent era saw the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton who starred in some of the more memorable films such as “The Tramp” and “The General”. Slapstick comedy is an extreme form of comedy normally involving forms of physical acts by the actors, such as being poked in the eyes or pulling one around by his ears. In the 1930s slapstick was dominated by “The Three Stooges” and Laurel and…

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  • Silent Movies: The Physics Of Silent Films

    the Untied Artist Studios. Many other directors followed in Chaplin’s footsteps, Buster Keaton also owned his own production company and produced many of his own short films. Keaton’s best film was The General (1927) even though it did very poorly in the box office the film is now known as one of the best silent comedies today. The General was artfully done with a simple, yet entertaining plot. Keaton stared as the main character; his humor came from his blank expressions throughout the film.…

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  • Technicolor's Influence On Animation

    when he’s confronted with a problem. Unlike the silent films of the day, Felix leaned more towards his comic strip roots, with speech bubbles. Messmer was able to inject a personality into Felix because he saw Charlie Chaplin's character of the Tramp and used those qualities of pantomime in Felix. Like the silent film stars of the day, animated characters were not able to speak, so they had to convey their thoughts and feelings visually. Other similarities between the silent film stars and…

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  • The Pursue Of Silent Cinema

    option. By 1912 independents were making more than enough films to fill theatrical bills. Each movie being a unique product that stood out and was heavily advertised. Eventually over 20,000 cinemas would be opened in the US by 1920. Joseph M Schenck would shine and have a outstand career along with his brother Nicholas with the two both at one time running two major studios. The two brothers were immigrants from russia and came to the US in 1892 and grew up in New York City. One of their…

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