Friday, April 6, 2007

Keaton Redux

Yesterday's post was pretty cranky. I mean, whining about Buster Keaton - what's my problem?

A more cheerful take on Three Ages, Keaton's first feature as writer, (co-)director, star:

So, Keaton made this movie in 1923 and over the next five years would go on to make Our Hospitality, Sherlock Jr., The Navigator, Seven Chances, Go West, Battling Butler, The General, College, Steamboat Bill, Jr., and The Cameraman. What other filmmakers have had this kind of hot streak? Eleven good-to-among-the-greatest-ever films in a five year period? Godard from Breathless to Weekend comes close, but still isn't quite as consistent.

In other words: pretty impressive.

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