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Film (1965)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama | 8 January 1966 (USA)
A twenty-minute, almost totally silent film (no dialogue or music, save one 'shhh!') in which Buster Keaton attempts to evade observation by an all-seeing eye. But, as the film is based ... See full summary »

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Samuel Beckett
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Buster Keaton ... The Man
Nell Harrison Nell Harrison ... Old Woman
James Karen ... Passerby
Susan Reed Susan Reed ... Passerby
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A twenty-minute, almost totally silent film (no dialogue or music, save 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>

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Short | Drama

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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 »

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Featured in The Great Buster (2018) See more »

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Weird!!
14 August 1999 | by Jon-163See all my reviews

This is a very odd film. Samuel Beckett's only venture into the motion pictures, oddly enough stars "The Great Stone Face", silent/sound star, Buster Keaton. This film, which is only 20 minutes in length, is Buster Keaton's only venture into the psychological part of the cinema. It has no music, dialogue or sound effects which makes this a truly "silent" film. It is a unique piece of motion picture history.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

8 January 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Eye See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Evergreen See more »
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Silent | Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 1.0)| Mono (optical)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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