A twenty-minute, almost totally silent film (no dialogue or music one 'shhh!') in which Buster Keaton attempts to evade observation by an all-seeing eye. But, as the film is based around ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Notfilm (2015)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A documentary inquiry into the strange but true collaboration of Samuel Beckett and Buster Keaton.

Director: Ross Lipman
Stars: Ross Lipman, Kevin Brownlow, Judith Douw
The Goat (1921)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A series of adventures begins when an accident during photographing causes Buster to be mistaken for Dead Shot Dan, the evil badguy.

Directors: Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair
Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts
The Paleface (1922)
Short | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Buster helps a Native American tribe save their land from greedy oil barons.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

After literally walking to Canada from England, Buster takes a cross-country trip across Canada on a railway motorcar (speeder).

Directors: Gerald Potterton, Buster Keaton, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Buster Keaton
Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

After waking up from his wacky dream, a theater stage hand inadvertently causes havoc everywhere he works.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Monte Collins
One Week (1920)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A newly wedded couple attempts to build a house with a prefabricated kit, unaware that a rival sabotaged the kit's component numbering.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts
Neighbors (1920)
Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young couple who live next to each other in tenement apartments do everything they can to be together despite of their feuding families.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts
Documentary | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Bayou Maharajah explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever ... See full summary »

Director: Lily Keber
Stars: James Booker, Joe Boyd, Douglas Brinkley
Film (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Stars: Amy Rochelle
Film (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Amateur filmmaker Kemal Mutlu captures scenes of everyday life with plans of making a film. He lives with his housemate Nuri in a small flat in Istanbul. One day,Nuri's friend from ... See full summary »

Director: Kerem Topuz
Stars: Mert Aksac, Turgay Atalay, Cumali Karakaya
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Detective Philip Marlowe encounters a variety of characters while checking on why Leslie Murdock stole a rare doubloon from his mother.

Director: John Brahm
Stars: George Montgomery, Nancy Guild, Conrad Janis
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After breaking a mirror in his home, superstitious Max tries to avoid situations which could bring bad luck-- but in doing so, causes himself the worst luck imaginable.

Director: Max Linder
Stars: Max Linder, Alta Allen, Ralph McCullough
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
The Man
Nell Harrison ...
Old Woman
...
Passerby
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susan Reed ...
Passerby
Edit

Storyline

A twenty-minute, almost totally silent film (no dialogue or music one 'shhh!') in which Buster Keaton attempts to evade observation by an all-seeing eye. But, as the film is based around Bishop Berkeley's principle 'esse est percipi' (to be is to be perceived), Keaton's very existence conspires against his efforts Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

8 January 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Eye  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The story of making "Film" was the basis of a play "The Stone Face" by Sherry MacDonald. The play was read in Orlando at the 2006 New Playfest, and work shopped at the 2007 New Playfest. See more »

Connections

Version of Film (A Screen Play by Samuel Beckett) (1979) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Actually titled, The Goad?

I was under the impression this film is titled, The Goad, as a theatre prof. in college (who did her dissertation on Beckett) told my class. At the time I saw this film I thought it was weird, but I still remember it and it is an inspiration to my own short-film writing even now.


7 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?