Silent-ology’s grand Buster celebration is a little over a week away, everyone!! Are you as excited as I am?!
Quite a few bloggers have signed up for this event, and since 2017 is a special year I’ve gone all out and decided that Silent-ology will be holding not one, not two, but three drawings for all blogathon participants! (The hundred-year anniversary of Buster entering films ain’t happening again, folks!) Here are the prizes:
Drawing #1: The International Buster Keaton Society (aka the Damfinos) have graciously donated a $25 giftcard to their Buster Stuff store! They carry DVDs, books, t-shirts, mugs, jewelry–anything and everything Buster!
Drawing #2: A copy of Buster Keaton: The Persistence of Comedy by Imogen Sara Smith, my personal favorite Buster book and a beautifully-written study on his unique skills and timeless appeal.
Drawing #3: A DVD of Industrial Strength Keaton, a compilation of Buster rarities including TV appearances, some of his talkies, and newsreel footage.
If you are just learning about this blogathon and would like to join, go right ahead! I will accept any and all latecomers. And keep in mind that since 2017 is a banner year, duplicates are 100% allowed!
If you like, here are the links to all the posts in the First and Second Annual Buster blogathons.
Here’s The Roster:
Silent-ology: Analyzing the Molasses Scene From The Butcher Boy
and Reflections on 100 Years of Buster
MovieMovieBlogBlog: For the Love of Buster Keaton
An Ode to Dust: Artwork from a graphic novel project
Silver Screenings: Steamboat Bill, Jr.
Second Sight Cinema: BK: Matinee Idol and The Cameraman
Christina Wehner: The Joy of Discovering Buster Keaton
Finding Nelson Evans: Buster’s Leading Ladies in Pictures
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: Review of new Keaton short films collection
The Wonderful World of Cinema: One Week
Grace Kingsley’s Hollywood: An Early Keaton Fan: Grace Kingsley
Prince of Hollywood: How Buster Introduced Me to Silents
and article on the Comique shorts
Century Films: Oh, Doctor!
The Midnite Drive-In: “Once Upon a Time” Twilight Zone episode
Critica Retro: Review of My Wonderful World of Slapstick
Welcome To My Magick Theatre: College and its window into 1920s culture
The Fyuzhe: Homage to James Agee’s Homage to Buster Keaton
Lonely Critic: The Navigator
Caftan Woman: Reviews of Keep Your Eye on the Kid by Catherine Brighton and Bluffon: My Summer with Buster Keaton by Matt Phelan
Little Bits of Classics: Buster’s friendship with Charlie Chaplin and their work together in Limelight
Big Riot V Squad: Buster Keaton: From Stage to Screen
Girls Do Film: Why Buster Keaton Still Matters
Senseless Cinema: The Haunted Worlds of Buster Keaton
Special Purpose Movie Blog: The General: Factual or Fictional?
Once Upon a Screen: Reviews of One Week, The Cook and The Playhouse
Hometowns to Hollywood: Buster’s hometown
Life’s Daily Lessons Blog: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
I wish I could participate, but I’m in the process of moving. It’s a tough decision, Buster or homelessness, but I’m told my priority should be keeping a roof over my head. But I will definitely be enjoying all the blogathon articles once I’m settled. Have fun, everybody 🙂
That IS tough decision. I feel your pain! 😉
This sounds fantastic. I would love to contribute. Could you add me to the list? I want to write about his work on his last film: Funny Thing Happened On the Way To The Forum. If not, I understand, of course😊
Absolutely! You’re now on the roster. 🙂
Oh, thank you. You are the best xxx
Looks like some wonderful essays are on the way. Can’t wait to read them!
You and me both!! 🙂
I’m not sure I even saw the second annual…..I’ll look for it — and look forward to the new one!
Just updated this post with a couple links to the past blogathons–enjoy!
Looking forward to that molasses scene analysis! 😀
Working on it! 😉
Hey Lea, it looks very cool. I won’t be able to participate this time around, I’m sorry for that! But I shall be reading 🙂
Oh no problem, glad to have you as a reader!
I’m so excited I posted a few days early!
Nice!! I think you won the “first post” award. 😀 Thanks for the link!
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Lea – My blogathon entry is now posted live at: My entry in The Third Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon. https://moviemovieblogblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/18/9004/
Awesome–thank you, Steve!
Hi Lea. I’ve been looking forward to the blogathon. My entry will be published at 12:30am Pacific Time Sunday morning:
blog: The Big V Riot Squad
post: Buster Keaton: From Stage to Screen
Excellent, thank you Joe!
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Sorry I am a bit late….editing took longer than writing LOL
I hope it isn’t too late to be included. Thank you so much for hosting this blogathon. Because of this, I really appreciate Keaton’s work even more😊
Forgot to include the address
Here is my web site
Thanks, Katrina! And oh no, you’re not late at all–the party’s just getting started! 🙂
So, very cool👏
Lea, here’s a direct link to my post for the roster: http://www.caftanwoman.com/2017/02/third-annual-buster-keaton-blogathon.html
Current lead article is fulfilling another blogathon commitment.
Thank you, all updated!
Your blogathon is wonderful. Such entertaining and informative articles to enjoy.
Agreed, there’s new facts and new insights every year!