Remaking the Classics: The Bachelor (1999)

In 1925, Buster Keaton released Seven Chances — a film based on the play of the same name. Just over 70 years later, in 1999, a remake of Keaton’s brilliant marital comedy was released. The Bachelor takes the tale of a man who must marry within 24 hours to secure an inheritance and updates it to the modern day. Jimmie Shannon (Chris O’Donnell) has gone … Continue reading Remaking the Classics: The Bachelor (1999)

Star Spotlight: Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton Born Joseph Frank Keaton Date of birth: October 4, 1895 Date of death: February 1, 1966 Roles First role: The Butcher Boy (short film, 1917) Final role: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) Best known for… …being one of the greatest silent film comedians, and one of the greatest comedians of all time in general. …being “The Great … Continue reading Star Spotlight: Buster Keaton

Slapstick Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Keaton, Arbuckle and St. John

Welcome to week five of our journey into the world of silent slapstick comedies! This week we’re taking a look at Volume 5 of the Slapstick Encyclopedia set, which focuses on the work of Buster Keaton, Fatty Arbuckle and Al St. John through a selection of five shorts. Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916) Directed by: Fatty Arbuckle Starring: Fatty Arbuckle, Mabel Normand and Al St. … Continue reading Slapstick Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Keaton, Arbuckle and St. John