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Film Fest Gent - The Great Buster: A Celebration
Archived: The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018)

director: Peter Bogdanovich

With: Buster Keaton, Peter Bogdanovich, Mel Brooks, a.o.

duration: 102 minutes
Biography, Documentary

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Film Fest Gent - The Great Buster: A Celebration

A kind, if naïve, young man get pushed into the role of the hero due to unforeseen circumstances: a recurring theme in Buster Keaton's film. The great comedian from the silent film era offered its viewing audience surrealistic, sometimes fear-inducing, tales. But the characters never bat an eye, as if unaware of any impending doom. This gained Keaton the nickname 'The Great Stone'. Author-director Peter Bogdanovich, known for great knowledge on classic Hollywood cinema offers us a documentary that will captivate both those who want a first introduction to Keaton and die-hard cinephiles.


director: Peter Bogdanovich
producer: Charles S. Cohen, Peter Bogdanovich, Louise Stratten, Roee Sharon
screenplay: Peter Bogdanovich
Editor: Bill Berg-Hillinger
Cinematography: Dustin Pearlman

production company: Cohen Media Group

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dialogue: English
subtitles: Eng subt.
Country: United States of America
year: 2018


PETER BOGDANOVICH: The Great Professional: Howard Hawks (1967, TV movie), Targets (1968), Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968), Directed by John Ford (1971), The Last Picture Show (1971), What's Up, Doc? (1972), Paper Moon (1973), Daisy Miller (1974), At Long Last Love (1975), Nickelodeon (1976), Saint Jack (1979), They All Laughed (1981), Mask (1985), Illegally Yours (1988), Texasville (1990), Noises Off... (1992), The Thing Called Love (1993), Picture Windows (1994, TV series), Never… Show more

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format: DCP

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