There are some things books can’t do. The sight gag is one of them. Today’s flick from Tony Zhou’s Vimeo channel, Every Frame a Painting, demonstrates Buster Keaton’s mastery of the visual joke. The video is a bit longer than I usually post, but worth every second.
If you have twenty-five minutes to spare, you might want to watch The Railrodder. One of Keaton’s last films, the movie was directed by Gerald Potterton and produced by the National Film Board of Canada. If you have another hour to fill, and want even more Buster Keaton, the NFB also produced a documentary of the filming of The Railrodder entitled Buster Keaton Rides Again. It includes Keaton reminiscing about his life in the movies and clips from some of his films. Perhaps you will have a Buster Keaton festival this weekend.