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By Dana Stevens
for Buster Keaton
Film is falling,
time a twister,
Scale the mast
and list to keening.
are you dreaming?
Are you falling?
Are you flying?
Not a whisper.
Buster, thank you
You Don’t Tell Buster Keaton He Can’t Do A Stunt
Happy Birthday Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton VI
4 October 1895 - 1 February 1966
"To answer a question which has been asked of me hundreds of times: Was Buster solemn and unsmiling as he always appeared in his films? NO! A thousand times no! I’ve never known anyone to laugh more than he did. In fact, when we were shooting, he spoiled many a scene by cracking up with laughter.” - Bartine Burkett, 1981
It’s your birthday, Buster Keaton! And here’s all the ol’ art in one crazy long post! Wooo!
Buster Keaton in Battling Butler (1926)
Since childhood I have thought Buster Keaton’s the most beautiful face of any man I have ever seen, and finally in 1962 I got an opportunity to tell him so. We were in his Sheraton Hotel suite in Rochester during the time he was making a commercial film for Kodak. I was speaking of a shot of him hiding under a table in The General: “You were so terribly beautiful in its tragic lighting, Buster, so out of key with your comic character — I can’t understand why you didn’t cut that shot out of the picture.”
Although the tragic prophecy of that close-up was now visibly chiselled upon the purity of his face, he had evidently never considered people’s reactions to its beauty. For an instant his expression was mystifyingly shaken up like a snowstorm in a crystal paperweight and then, dismissing the whole damned thing, with his little-boy walk he trudged into the kitchenette to get himself a cold beer.
Seven Chances | Buster Keaton | 1925
the cast and crew of sunset blvd.