November 21, 2015

Buster Keaton - The Art of the Gag

Before Edgar Wright and Wes Anderson, before Chuck Jones and Jackie Chan, there was Buster Keaton, one of the founding fathers of visual comedy. And nearly 100 years after he first appeared onscreen, we’re still learning from him. Here we have Tony Zhou talking about the artistry (and the thinking) behind his gags. Press the CC button to see the names of the films.

Recommended Reading & Viewing:
The Gag Man by Matthew Dessem -
Keaton by Rudi Blesh -
Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987) -
Studs Terkel Interviews Buster Keaton -

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