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Buster Keaton - The Art of Buster Keaton
     

Buster Keaton - The Art of Buster Keaton

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Director: Charles "Chuck" Riesner, Clyde Bruckman, Donald Crisp

Cast: Buster Keaton

 
Buster Keaton is arguably the greatest silent film comedy director. His work continues to have an influence on filmmakers almost a century after it first appeared. This startlingly comprehensive 11-disc set features a vast number of the great stoneface's best work. The films in this collection include The Saphead, The High Sign, One Week, Three

Overview

Buster Keaton is arguably the greatest silent film comedy director. His work continues to have an influence on filmmakers almost a century after it first appeared. This startlingly comprehensive 11-disc set features a vast number of the great stoneface's best work. The films in this collection include The Saphead, The High Sign, One Week, Three Ages, The Goat, My Wife's Relations, Our Hospitality, Sherlock Jr., The Navigator, The Boat, The Love Nest, Seven Chances, Neighbors, The Balloonatic, Go West, The Scarecrow, The Paleface, Battling Butler, The Frozen North, The Haunted House, The General, The Playhouse, Cops, College, The Electric Horse, The Blacksmith, Hard Luck, Steamboat Bill Jr., Convict 13, and Daydreams. Each film is presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. In addition to all those films, the discs include shorts, television appearances by Keaton, commercials, and rare home movies and photos. This is an important set of discs that should be seen by anyone with an interest in film.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Kryssa Schemmerling
This comprehensive 11-disc box set brings together the works of the man who was not only one of America's greatest silent comedian but one of its greatest filmmakers. All ten of Buster Keaton's feature-length films, including his three masterpieces, The General, The Navigator, and Sherlock, Jr., are included here. Equally valuable are the set's 19 shorts, many of them extremely rare. They offer some of the biggest laughs in the Keaton canon while deepening understanding and appreciation of his mature work. Keaton directed numerous one-reelers before he made The Three Ages, a parody of D. W. Griffith's Intolerance that was his first full-length film, and in them it is possible to see the evolution of his gags and overall comedic style. Bonus materials include Keaton's 1950s TV show, his home movies, a photo gallery, and more. An essential addition to any cinema buff's collection, The Art of Buster Keaton is a landmark DVD release.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2001
UPC:
0738329023126
Rating:
NR
Source:
Kino Video
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Time:
22:01:00

Special Features

10 Keaton features, with accompanying shorts: Steamboat Bill, Jr., The Battling Butler, The General, The Three Ages, The Navigator, Go West, Sherlock, Jr., The Saphead, The Seven Chances and College; a bonus disc with the complete Hard Luck, two education shorts: Jail Bait and Allez Oop, Keaton's 1950s TV show, photo gallery, Keaton's home movies

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Buster Keaton Primary Artist,Alfred Butler,Friendless,Jimmie Shannon,Ronald,The Boy/Sherlock Jr.,Willie Canfield,Bertie Van Alstyne, His Son,Johnnie Gray,Rollo Treadway,Willie McKay
William H. Crane Nicholas Van Alstyne
Anne Cornwall Mary Haines
Ernest Torrence "Steamboat Bill" Canfield
Howard Truesdell The Ranch Owner
Kathryn McGuire The girl,Betsy O'Brien
Ruth Dwyer Mary Brown
Sally O'Neil The Mountain Girl
Carol Holloway Rose Turner
Flora Bramley Mary's Friend
Kathleen Myers The Ranch Owner's Daughter
Margaret Leahy The Girl
Marion Mack Annabelle Lee
Natalie Talmadge Virginia Canfield
Snitz Edwards Martin The Valet,Attorney
T. Roy Barnes Billy Meekin
Tom Lewis Tom Carter
Ward Crane The Rival
Edward Connelly Musgrave
Francis McDonald Alfred "Battling" Butler
Fred Vroom John O'Brien,Southern General
Glen Cavender Capt. Anderson
Harold Goodwin Jeff Brown, a Rival
Jane Connelly The Mother
Joe Keaton Lem Doolittle,The Girl's Father
Ray Thompson The Foreman
Tom McGuire John James King
Wallace Beery The Villain
Buddy Mason Jeff's Friend
Buster Keaton Willie as a baby
Clarence Burton Spy
Frankie Raymond Mrs. Brown
Irving Cummings Mark Tumer
Jim Farley Gen, Thatcher
Lillian Lawrence The Girl's Mother
Marion Byron Mary King
Mary O'Brien His Wife
Erwin Connelly Villain's Henchman
Grant Withers Jeff's Friend
H.M. Clugston Spy
Jack Livingston Dr. George Wainwright
Joe Roberts The Girl's Father
Kitty Bradbury Aunt Mary
Edward Jobson Rev. Murray Hilton

Technical Credits
Buster Keaton Director
Charles "Chuck" Riesner Director
Clyde Bruckman Director
Donald Crisp Director
Edward F. Cline Director
Herbert Blaché Director
James W. Horne Director
John G. Blystone Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- The Navigator
0. Chapter Selections
1. "The Navigator" Opening Titles [4:27]
2. "Will You Marry Me?" [5:41]
3. Alone Together [4:17]
4. A Meal Made Difficult [5:29]
5. Saved? [5:51]
6. Restless Night [8:21]
7. A Meal Made Easy [1:59]
8. "Cannibals!" [2:23]
9. Undersea Buster [8:42]
10. Devil From the Deep [4:44]
11. Repelling the Natives [7:43]
12. "The Boat" Opening Titles [3:16]
13. More Than One Way to Launch a Boat [7:23]
14. All the Comforts of Home [3:52]
15. Rough Seas Ahead [7:22]
16. Cast Adrift [5:08]
17. "The Love Nest" Opening Titles [2:08]
18. A Whaling Ship [5:59]
19. Monsters In His Midst [7:32]
20. Target Practice [4:35]
Side # 2 -- Our Hospitality/ Sherlock Jr.
0. Chapter Selections
1. "Our Hospitality" Opening Titles [1:32]
2. The Prologue [6:10]
3. The Story [3:39]
4. The Out-Bound Limited [11:40]
5. Arriving With a Bang [17:40]
6. The Safe Indoors [8:26]
7. A Permanent Guest [7:18]
8. Family Ties [6:44]
9. The Wild River Ride [7:07]
10. Love Thy Neighbor [3:05]
11. "Sherlock, Jr." Opening Titles [16:37]
12. Picture Show [4:56]
13. The Crime-Crushing Criminologist [22:32]
Side #3 -- Three Ages
0. Chapter Selections
1. "Three Ages" Opening Titles [2:02]
2. Man Finds Woman [14:33]
3. Man Attempts to Arouse Jealousy [11:29]
4. Man Fights for Woman [3:37]
5. The Fight Continues [14:56]
6. Man Gets Woman [15:25]
7. Love Has Not Changed [1:24]
8. "The Goat" Opening Titles [3:56]
9. Escape From Millionaires' Row [5:36]
10. Wanted Dead or Alive [10:29]
11. Going Up or Down? [3:13]
12. "My Wife's Relations" Opening Titles [2:39]
13. A Polish Wedding [1:36]
14. First Day With the In-Laws [12:46]
15. The Problems of the Rich [7:22]
Side #4 -- The Saphead
0. The Saphead
1. Opening Titles [2:22]
2. "The Old Nick of the Street" [3:10]
3. Mark Turner: Broker [6:28]
4. Bertie's Love [2:59]
5. A Failed Greeting [9:47]
6. The Morning News [4:32]
7. The Last Check [2:54]
8. Humble Quarters [5:27]
9. A Change of Wedding Plan [8:31]
10. Death of a Ceremony [7:23]
11. Visit to the Stock Exchange [4:05]
12. A Chance to Clean Up [2:56]
13. The Raid on Henrietta [11:38]
14. Saved by a Miracle [1:34]
15. After a Hard Day on the Floor [3:02]
0. The High Sign
1. Opening Titles [1:38]
2. Boy in Shooting Gallery [2:22]
3. The Blinking Buzzard [10:46]
4. Booby-Trapped [5:54]
0. One Week
1. Opening Titles [1:59]
2. One House, Assembly Required [3:15]
3. Piano, Carpet, and Chimney [6:23]
4. The House-Warming [7:08]
Side #5 -- College
1. "College" Opening Titles [2:13]
2. The Graduation [4:32]
3. The Curse of Athletics [4:54]
4. Ronald Arrives at Clayton [4:19]
5. "Fizzical" Exercise [2:54]
6. Baseball Tryouts [7:19]
7. Tossed Like a Salad [1:33]
8. Waiting Tables [3:05]
9. In Training [3:49]
10. Perseverance [8:03]
11. Grief From the Dean [4:30]
12. The Day of the Race [6:21]
13. Rough Launch [5:35]
14. Outstanding Performance [1:58]
15. To the Rescue [3:43]
16. "The Electric House" Opening Titles [3:03]
17. The House to Be Electrified [3:48]
18. Technological Wonders [5:25]
19. Revenge of the Engineer [3:41]
20. House of Horrors [3:49]
21. The Culprit [3:41]
22. "Hard Luck" Opening Titles [6:10]
23. A Scientific Hunt [2:53]
24. Rendezvous for a Fox Hunt [5:43]
25. Lizard Lip Luke [4:21]
26. A Spectacular Dive [2:18]
27. "The Blacksmith" Opening Titles [5:09]
28. "My Horse Needs Shoes" [6:10]
29. Extreme Body Work [7:42]
Side #6 -- Battling Butler
0. Chapter Selections
1. "Battling Butler" Opening Titles [3:21]
2. The Great Outdoors [3:52]
3. Gone Fishin' [7:31]
4. A Marriage Proposal [7:40]
5. The Prize Fight [4:11]
6. A Hero's Welcome [6:05]
7. Checking In [3:31]
8. Training the Champ [6:00]
9. The Two Mrs. Butlers [4:27]
10. Learning the Ropes [9:34]
11. Road Work [3:18]
12. Battling Butler vs. Alabama Murderer [6:50]
13. Battling Butler vs. Battling Butler [4:54]
14. "Haunted House" Opening Titles [3:47]
15. Sticking Around [5:36]
16. Opera Critics [1:31]
17. House of Horrors [3:52]
18. Ghosts on the Loose [5:48]
19. "Frozen North" Opening Titles [2:18]
20. Woman Trouble [6:45]
21. Home Away From Home [4:50]
22. A Dramatic Finish [3:35]
Side #7 -- Steamboat Bill, Jr.
0. Chapter Selections
1. "Steamboat Bill, Jr." Opening Titles [3:50]
2. Telegram for Dad [1:43]
3. At River Junction [3:27]
4. Child's Play [3:19]
5. Slight Alterations [7:31]
6. Working Clothes [6:03]
7. Learning the Family Trade [2:57]
8. A Date With Kitty [5:45]
9. Caught! [4:27]
10. Bad News All Around [4:22]
11. Homemade Bread [5:45]
12. Jailbreak [5:52]
13. The Storm to End All Storms [2:30]
14. Things Get Worse [4:13]
15. Blown Away [3:15]
16. One Man Crew [4:04]
17. "Convict 13" Opening Titles [6:54]
18. Good Day for a Hanging [4:47]
19. On the Rocks [5:48]
20. Three O'Clock Riot [2:56]
21. "Daydreams" Opening Titles [1:48]
22. Hospital Work [2:59]
23. Cleaning Up on Wall Street [3:44]
24. His Theatrical Debut [5:45]
25. Brush With the Law [5:25]
26. A Man of His Word [1:40]
Side #8 -- Go West
0. Chapter Selection
1. "Go West" Opening Titles [1:52]
2. Down on His Luck [4:24]
3. Westward Bound [4:06]
4. Brown Eyes [4:38]
5. Home on the Range [5:43]
6. After a Long Day [3:03]
7. Morning Chores [6:36]
8. Fast Lunch [3:59]
9. The Cattle Drive [6:53]
10. Poker Players [3:36]
11. An Unscheduled Stop [5:05]
12. Get Along, Little Dogies [3:53]
13. The Pied Piper of Pasadena [3:43]
14. Panic in the Streets [3:20]
15. The Bulls Meet the Bulls [4:47]
16. The Cows Come Home [3:16]
17. "The Scarecrow" Opening Titles [2:27]
18. High-Tech Dining [5:00]
19. Rivals [6:02]
20. Hide in Plain Sight [3:23]
21. Race to the Alter [2:03]
22. "The Paleface" Opening Titles [2:13]
23. Victim of Circumstance [6:19]
24. Trial by Fire [3:29]
25. A Member in Good Standing [4:08]
26. Little Chief on the Run [4:40]
Side #9 -- Seven Chances
0. Chapter Selections
1. Seven Chances: Opening Titles [3:14]
2. A Lawyer With a Letter [6:14]
3. Jimmy's Proposal [6:58]
4. Prospective Brides [9:49]
5. Striking Out [4:26]
6. Spreading the Word [7:51]
7. "What Time Is It?" [1:32]
8. Here Comes the Brides [6:59]
9. Race To fhe Finish [6:41]
10. Too Late? [2:26]
11. Neighbors: Opening Titles [4:36]
12. Trouble With the Law [3:21]
13. The Patent Fly-Swatter [2:43]
14. Court Decision [1:15]
15. Wedding Day [5:38]
16. The Balloonatic: Opening Titles [3:35]
17. Up, Up and Away [2:48]
18. Man In the Wilderness [5:12]
19. Down River [4:17]
20. Damsel In Distress [4:35]
21. Love In the Air [1:29]
Side # 10 The General
0. Chapter Selection
1. "The General" Opening Titles [2:31]
2. A Courtship [3:03]
3. First in Line [7:49]
4. Trouble at Big Shanty [2:09]
5. Johnnie to the Rescue [7:10]
6. Staying on Track [5:20]
7. Into Enemy Territory [3:47]
8. Lost, Cold & Hungry [4:33]
9. Escape in the Night [4:08]
10. Taking the Train [4:41]
11. In Pursuit [5:01]
12. Slowing Them Down [5:06]
13. Drastic Measures [2:02]
14. The Rock River Bridge [2:53]
15. The Yanks Are Coming! [3:12]
16. Battle at Rock River [4:04]
17. Take Aim [2:17]
18. Heroes of the Day [4:08]
19. Alone at Last [1:00]
20. "The Playhouse" Opening Titles [2:46]
21. The Keaton Minstrels [3:47]
22. Backstage Antics [3:44]
23. Monkey Business [4:47]
24. Zouave Guards [3:24]
25. That's Entertainment! [4:43]
26. "Cops" Opening Titles [1:58]
27. A Good Businessman [4:07]
28. Transportation Trouble [3:54]
29. Policemen on Parade [3:29]
30. Massive Manhunt [4:45]

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Buster Keaton - The Art of Buster Keaton 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
SilentClown22 More than 1 year ago
This is the ultimate collection of Buster Keaton's finest work. There are over 1,000 hours of features, shorts, and tons of extras you won't find in any other Keaton collection. In owning this, you will own the best of film history, of comedy history, of history in general. If you are a Buster buff, a silent film fanatic, or just a big fan of comedy, you will not regret putting out the money for this. You definitely get what you pay for!
ArtGaffey More than 1 year ago
Being a long-time fan of Buster Keaton, I was excited to receive this collection. I pealed off the wrap and started watching. There are 11 DVDs in the set and each one is great. The Shorts are particularly enjoyable. The collection is comprehensive and nicely transferred. There is so much of his material included in this box-set that I had never seen before. Even though the total price is high, it's worth it to have all these treasures in one collection. I can recommend The Art of Buster Keaton without hesitation.
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