Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Documentary | Biography
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A series about the life, career and works of the movie comedy genius.

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 Narrator (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Himself (archive footage) (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Eleanor Keaton ...
 Herself (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Raymond Rohauer ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
William Collier Jr. ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1987-1989)
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In this series, we follow the life of the legendary movie comedy giant from his childhood on the stage to his film career. Along the way, we learn of the works of this genius and his methods in creating them. Furthermore, we see how events drove him to ruin and how they turned around in his later years to allow him to enjoy the acclaim that was his due. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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30 September 1987 (UK)  »

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Buster Keaton - Sein Leben, sein Werk  »

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A great documentary worthy of a great subject. Simple perfection.
10 March 1999 | by (Ghent, KY) – See all my reviews



This is simply a perfect documentary. I cannot find any fault in it or room for improvement, unless it would be to make it an even longer sampling of Keaton's skills. Buster Keaton was a unique master of physical comedy on film and this documentary is a worthy examination of Keaton's life. The music is wonderful. When I see Keaton's films now I wish the music from this documentary was playing with it. Everyone should see this documentary. Many would be surprised at what silent films had to offer.


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