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Tag Archives: Silent Comedy

Buster Keaton and the Important Things in Life – Silver Screenings

There is a scene in the 1928 comedy, Steamboat Bill, Jr., that beautifully showcases the genius of its star, Buster Keaton. It’s not the scene where he clings to a flying … Continue reading

02/16/2017 · 4 Comments

Buster Keaton: Last Action Hero – Silver Screenings

In the summer of 1993, Columbia Pictures released a big-budget film about a boy who is transported inside a movie to help the hero fight crime. The movie was Last Action Hero, … Continue reading

02/13/2016 · Leave a comment

The Complexities of an Italian Straw Hat

Originally posted on Silver Screenings:
A trousers tug o’ war. Note the director’s cheeky staging. Image: Silent London Conventional wisdom tells us the world was a simpler place before the…

10/24/2015 · 6 Comments