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Title Buster Keaton. The short films collection, 1920-1923 [electronic resource].

Publication Info. [United States]: Kino Classics , 1921.
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Credits Directed by Buster Keaton.
Cast Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Bull Montana.
Summary Spanning the central phase of Keaton's solo silent shorts, this collection observes the young actor/director as his films were becoming increasingly ambitious. In some ways, these cinematically adventurous two-reelers are like prototypes of the features yet to come. The massive police chase of COPS would evolve into the bridal stampede of Seven Chances, the Western-themed THE PALEFACE is an obvious precedent to Go West, the camera trickery of THE PLAY HOUSE foreshadows Sherlock Jr., and THE BOAT might be viewed as a smaller-scale version of The Navigator. However, these films are anything but practice runs. To many viewers, the fleet-footed comedies presented here showcase Keaton's genius for comedy in its purest essence: brief, energetic, recklessly creative, and unencumbered by the narrative complexities requisite to a feature film.THE GOAT1921 B&W 23 Min.Directed by Buster Keaton and Mal St. ClairVisual essay by David KalatTHE PLAY HOUSE1921 B&W 23 Min.Directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie ClineVisual essay by Patricia Eliot TobiasTHE BOAT1921 B&W 23 Min. Directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie ClineAlso presented in a digitally enhanced version.THE PALEFACE1922 B&W 20 Min.Directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie ClineVisual essay by Bret WoodCOPS1922 B&W 18 Min.Directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie ClineAlso presented in adigitally enhanced version.Visual essay by Ben ModelMY WIFE'S RELATIONS1922 B&W 17 Min.Directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie ClineVisual essay by Steve Massa
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Added Author Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966. Actor. Screenwriter. Director.
Cline, Edward, 1892-1961. Screenwriter.
St. Clair, Malcolm, 1897-1952.
Schenck, Joseph M., 1877-1961. Producer.
Fox, Virginia, 1902-1982. Actor.
Roberts, Joe, 1870-1923. Actor.
De Haven, Carter, 1886-1977. Actor.
Montana, Bull, 1887-1950. Actor.
Vance, Jeffrey, 1970-
Lessley, Elgin, 1883-1944. Cinematographer.
Model, Ben. Cinematographer.
Wood, Bret.
Brownlow, Kevin.
Rohauer, Raymond.
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Added Title Short films collection, 1920-1923
The "high sign".
One week.
Convict 13.
The scarecrow.
The haunted house.
Hard luck.
The goat.
The play house.
The boat.
The paleface.
My wife's relations.
The blacksmith.
The frozen north.
Day dreams.
The electric house.
The balloonatic.
The love nest.
Character studies.
Seeing stars.
Music No. MWT11046791

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