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    Milestone Films Crowdfunds 'NotFilm,' A Documentary About Samuel Beckett's Legendary 'Film' Starring Buster Keaton

    Milestone Films is crowdfunding "NotFilm," a documentary about the making of Samuel Beckett's legendary "Film."

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    Junk Car Drive-In to Cruise into Queens on October 4

    New York City is no stranger to a summertime park screening, but a drive-in steeped in past movie-going iconography is certainly no easy find and the "Empire Drive-in" junk car installation might just be the place to find it. The Queens drive-in, featuring a 40-foot screen constructed using salvaged...

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    WATCH: Rare Buster Keaton Footage Unearthed (VIDEO)

    Historian Fernando Pena has made a rare find, reports Scott Foundas in Variety. Pena has unearthed an alternate European cut with French intertitles of silent comedy star Buster Keaton’s 1922 short “The Blacksmith," one of the countless two-reelers Keaton made for producer Joseph M. Schenck. This is...

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    Johnny Depp Loves Buster Keaton: Check Out the Great Silent Comedian (MANY CLIPS)

    Great Silent director-star Buster Keaton is revered by the likes of Jackie Chan and Johnny Depp, who channels him in "The Lone Ranger" and even borrows some of his train stunts from his classic "The General." Orson Welles once stated that "The General" is "the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: BEAVER'S LODGE: OUR HOSPITALITY (1923)

    A guest at a screening of this masterpiece at my home recently literally leaped out of her seat upon seeing the final, transcendentally beautiful stunt executed by Buster Keaton. I've never seen anyone do that except at a horror movie.

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    Stoneface

    I’m wary of plays that deal with historic movie figures or incidents. If they’re overly glib, or play fast-and-loose with the facts, I lose patience pretty fast. I didn’t feel that way about Vanessa Claire Stewart’s 'Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton', which has been held over a...

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    Movies: The Cure For What Ails You

    I’ve been in the grip of a bad cold for almost two weeks; I somehow manage to get my most important work done and then I go to sleep every day. By Wednesday afternoon I was so frustrated—tired but restless at the same time—I decided I couldn’t stare at the wall (or my com...

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