Fellow silent movie comedy star Buster Keaton
said: "Charlie's tramp was a bum with a bum's philosophy.
Sets and costumes borrowed from STUNT MAN Buster Keaton
Elizabeth Taylor's Roman epic Cleopatra lend it an uncharacteristic gloss.
Jim named Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, and Buster Keaton
as his comedic heroes.
Henry spends every free minute hanging out with Buster Keaton
, a child slapstick actor known as "the human mop" for his ability to take falls in a rough-and-tumble act with his parents.
The dimensions of time form a spiraling theme in The Fate Motif, an original anthology of free and variable verse poetry that contemplates great forces of personality such as Queen Elizabeth I, Marcel Proust, and Buster Keaton
; the transcendental quality of meditation; and critical turning points in history.
Now in its fourth year, it has grown into a five–day event from next Wednesday until Sunday, which is showcasing star names like Louise Brooks, Laurel and Hardy and Buster Keaton
This group of screen and stage stars formed the Actors' Colony, and every summer they would return to the beautiful Bluffton neighborhood with their elephants, their zebras and a young man named Buster Keaton
, who was known to the world as "the human mop."
The Life and Death of Thelma Todd is the biography of a legendary 1930's film actress who starred in approximately 120 movies, playing opposite such greats Buster Keaton
, Laurel and Hardy, and the Marx Brothers.
But did you know that SOS is also inspired by a silent Hollywood film called Our Hospitality directed by Buster Keaton
? A major part the film is based on the 1920- black- and- white film, which is a slapstick, situational comedy involving two male characters.
Many of these stars have become part of the mythology of Hollywood: Buster Keaton
, Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, Clara Bow and Greta Garbo.
But his great passion is for silent film stars and early screen actors like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton
, Harold Lloyd and Mary Pickford.
Regarding his memories of seeing Buster Keaton
's The General on the big screen, aged 13, Paul says: "I was just knocked out by the fact this film was funny and it was 50 years old at that point.
Schelly, who has written about modern culture since the 1960s, places Langdon alongside Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton
and Harold Lloyd as one of the premier comedians of the era, and charts his career from his early days as a troupe performer in the Midwest to his relative success in "talkies" up until World War II.
After a recent staging at Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia, C & P is having a Southern premiere--as one of the many highlights of the Orlando festival, which is also presenting workshops and readings of Sherry MacDonald's Buster Keaton
comedy The Stone Face; Elyzabeth Wilder's Gee's Bend, about gospel-singing quilter women in Alabama; and Eric Hissom's The Ghosts of Sleepy Hollow.