In his final film, F.W. Murnau presents the tale of two young lovers on the idyllic island of Bora Bora in the South Pacific. Their life is shattered when the old warrior declares the girl ... See full summary »
Narrated by Sydney Pollack, film critic Richard Schickel's dazzling two-hour plus documentary to one of the towering figures in film: Charles Chaplin. Hardcore Chaplin fans may not find ... See full summary »
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
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A great documentary worthy of a great subject. Simple perfection.
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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