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Summary: Explores the making and meaning of Film, a 1965 short film starring Buster Keaton, that was written by Samuel Beckett, directed by Alan Schneider, and produced by Barney Rosset. Topics covered include the circumstances leading to the film's production, the production process itself, and the film's critical reception. Includes outtakes, never-before-heard audio recordings of production meetings,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NOT

Summary: [College] Ronald is an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College in pursuit of higher learning, but finds himself instead embroiled in a war of athletics as he fights for the heart of his beloved coed, Mary. [The electric house] Buster turns an ordinary dwelling into an automated funhouse. [Hard luck] A suicidal Buster makes a final effort at fitting in with society at a swank country...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 2001

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY COL

Summary: A conniving slave attempts to help his master's son win the love of the girl-next-door.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2000

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2 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS FUN

Keaton, Eleanor

Summary: Known for his legendary stone face and physical gags, Buster Keaton was a genius of silent-film comedy. Decades after their release, his movies remain unsurpassed marvels of comic invention and mechanical timing. In Buster Keaton remembered, an illustrated survey of Keaton's career, Eleanor Keaton, his wife of 26 years, and film historian Jeffrey Vance provide a personal account of this icon of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: H.N. Abrams 2001

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 791.43 KEA

Summary: Our hospitality: A New York man returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves (75 min.)

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International Corporation 1999

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY OUR

Summary: Keaton stars as youthful dreamer Willie McKay, who travels westward on a rickety locomotive to claim his birthright, only to find that his inheritance is a rundown shack. On top of that, he learns that the object of his affection is the daughter of a man with whom his family has been engaged in a long, violent feud. McKay's personal struggles are punctuated by brilliant slapstick set pieces...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: The General (1926): A locomotive is beloved by its engineer, who sets out to win the Civil War single handedly. The Playhouse (1921): A comedy in which Keaton plays a stage manager, an actor, a monkey and other parts. Cops (1922): A comedy of errors in which Buster Keaton attempts to win his sweetheart's hand in marriage by becoming a successful businessman. His exploits climax in a chase with...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International Corp. 1999

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY GEN

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE GEN

Summary: A masterful drama about the twilight of a former vaudeville star is among the writer/director's most touching films. Calvero, a once beloved musical-comedy performer, now a washed-up alcoholic who lives in a small London flat. A glimmer of hope arrives when he meets a beautiful but melancholy ballerina who lives downstairs.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2015

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY LIM

Summary: A collection of Roscoe Arbuckle comedy motion pictures featuring Buster Keaton and Al St. John.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2002

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BES

Summary: The Cook : When a tough guy annoys the pretty cashier, the waiter and a feisty dog come to her defense. A reckless romeo : A philandering husband is caught when his attempts at indiscretion are filmed by a newsreel camerman. Number please: a man chases his girlfriend's dog around a seaside resort, on the roller-coaster and merry-go-round.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2003

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY COO

Summary: The complete third season of Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone," featuring thirty-seven episodes aired in 1961-62.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: CBS DVD 2006

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TWI

Summary: The film celebrates the life and career of one of America's most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. Filled with stunningly restored archival Keaton films from the Cohen Film Classics library, it is directed by Peter Bogdanovich, a filmmaker and cinema...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GRE

Summary: In The navigator, Keaton stars as Rollo Treadway, an inexperienced lad of extraordinary wealth, and surprisingly little common sense, who finds himself adrift on an immense 500 ft. yacht.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino on Video 1999

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY NAV