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The Triumph of Lester Snapwell (1963)

| Short, Comedy
A low budget industrial film shot for the Eastman Kodak company in 1963, The Triumph Of Lester Snapwell is a mildly funny film that shows all the troubles of a man named Lester Snapwell (... See full summary »

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A low budget industrial film shot for the Eastman Kodak company in 1963, The Triumph Of Lester Snapwell is a mildly funny film that shows all the troubles of a man named Lester Snapwell (Keaton), who, in the late 1860's, tries to photograph his sweetheart, Clementine, (Nelsson) and her mother (Varela). However, he has too much trouble with the bulky camera. Then he is accidently killed and father time transports him forward in time. In each successive period he struggles with the photographic technology of the day. Then he arrives in the 1960's were the new "Kodak Instamatic" camera puts all his troubles to rest. Written by Jonathan McDevitt

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Restored, color corrected video version produced by Bruce Lawton and Charles Churchman. Released on the DVD collection, INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH KEATON. See more »

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The Triumph of Lester Snapwell was a highly entertaining latter-day Buster Keaton film
28 July 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This was another rarity I found on the Buster Keaton DVD collection, "Industrial Strength Keaton". In this one, he plays the title character trying to take a picture of his girlfriend Clementine (Sigrid Nelsson) and her mother (Nina Varela) through various periods of photography. Except for narration meant to convey the wonders of the Kodak camera to Lester over the years, the whole thing has a feeling of a classic silent comedy with Buster giving his still expert timing, all to quite hilarious effect especially when tangling with the heavyset Varela. This is particularly amazing considering Keaton's age and his previous struggles, both personally and professionally. So on that note, I highly recommend The Triumph of Lester Snapwell.


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