Is it that time of the year already? Why yes, it is! Time to start preparing for:
Time sure sped by in the past year, didn’t it? 2017 being Buster’s centennial of appearing in films, we of course were celebrating him all year long (I sure did!). Now that the centennial is over, it’s time to get back…to our usual 24/7 celebration of all things Buster!
When: Monday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 13, 2018.
Where: Right here on Silent-ology!
How: To sign up, pick a Keaton film or Keaton-related topic and leave me a comment on this post. (You can also send me a message). Further down this page are some banners to stick onto your blog–please help get the word out about this event! During the blogathon itself, when you publish your post leave me a comment or send me a message with your link. (Please make sure your post mentions both my blog and the name of the event, such as “This post is part of Fourth Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon hosted by Silent-ology.”) Post whenever you have time during those two days, no pressure!
What to write about: Anything and everything related to Buster’s eventful life and lengthy career–don’t be afraid to be creative! (Here’s his filmography for some ideas.) I also encourage articles about his crew and the many wonderful actors who appeared in his films.
For ideas and inspiration, here’s the links to the First, Second and Third Annual Buster Blogathons.
- To encourage a good variety of topics, I’m going to have one of those “no duplicates” rules (yes, yes, I know).
- I will be holding a drawing for all blogathon participants–stay tuned for details!
- As always, I want to encourage everyone to make Buster proud. There’s quite a bit of dubious information out there about his life (particularly his private life), so let’s try and steer clear of those persistent rumors and give him something to smile about!
Silent-ology | Recap of the 23rd Annual Buster Keaton Convention 2017
MovieMovieBlogBlog | The Railrodder and an essay on Buster’s Educational and Columbia sound shorts
Special Purpose Movie Blog | TBA
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films | Essay on why she’s a Buster Keaton fan
Grace Kingsley’s Hollywood | Kingsley’s 1920s interviews with Buster
Once upon a screen | Convict 13
Big V Riot Squad | The influence of Buster’s WWI experiences on his films
It’s Rob | Reflections upon visiting Buster’s gravesite
Christina Wehner | Our Hospitality
An Ode to Dust | TBA
Movies Meet Their Match | The General
Welcome To My Magick Theatre | Steamboat Bill, Jr.
Silent Wierdness | Article on work with Roscoe Arbuckle and Al St. John
Silver17 Productions | Mock trailer for The Rough House
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest | Tribute to Buster Keaton
Old Hollywood Films | The history of the Italian Villa
Silver Screenings | College
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood | The Cameraman
Critica Retro | The Villain Still Pursued Her
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I call dibs on The Railrodder!
You got it!
In addition to THE RAILRODDER, could I also do a piece about Buster’s Educational and Columbia short subjects?
Sounds good to me, Steve!
Exciting news! Thinking cap is on.
Looking forward to hearing what you come up with!
Hi Lea. I’m in! I love Buster so much. I’d like to write about why I am a fan of Buster and his work.
Lovely, will look forward to reading it! 🙂
I’d like to write about the interviews Grace Kingsley did with Keaton in the 1920’s. I’m not sure what I’ll call it yet, though.
Thanks for running the blogathon!
Great idea, thanks Lisle!
Can I join with a commentary on CONVICT 13 (1920)?
Thanks! Love this yearly Bustering.
Once Upon a Screen
Absolutely! “Yearly Bustering,” I love it. 😀
Hi Lea. I’m so happy to see there will be a fourth Buster Keaton Blogathon. I have already started writing my entry about Buster’s experiences in the Great War and how they were reflected in some of his movies.
blog: Big V Riot Squad
entry: Buster Keaton Goes to War
Wonderful topic, Joe–thanks!
I have a piece, based on a previous blog of mine in the works, about standing at Buster’s grave. I will be sending it to you on one of the two days. Thank you.
Thank you for joining in, Rob!
Yay!! Could I write about Our Hospitality?
I am Christina Wehner: christinawehner.wordpress.com
Absolutely! Welcome back to the Busterthon.
I’m not sure which topic I’ll do yet, but please count me in for this!
Sure, thanks for joining!
This looks like a really cool blogathon, I was wondering if it has not been taken already if I could do The General (1927)? Thanks! I really like your banners!
MovieCritic, at Movies Meet Their Match, (https://moviesmeetmatch.blogspot.com/)
Yes you can! Welcome to the blogathon, MovieCritic.
I’d love to write about Steamboat Bill, Jr.! It’s my favorite of Buster’s features, and 2018 will mark its 90th birthday.
Sure thing! It’s one of my favorites, too–and yes, 2018 is a perfect year to write about it. 🙂
I would love to participate! It’s been far too long long since I had the chance to write for a blogathon. I would like to write up something on Buster’s film work with Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and Al “Fuzzy” St. John if that’s ok.
The Blog is Silent Wierdness (it’s spelled wrong on purpose) [http://silentwierdness.blogspot.com/]
Wonderful, I LOVE Buster’s work with Al and Roscoe! Thanks for joining.
a tribute to buster kreaton i would love to do one as i would love talk about my love of buster kreaton
I would like to write about the history of Buster’s Beverly Hills estate for Old Hollywood Films.
Thanks for hosting
Great topic, I’ll add you to the list! Thanks, Amanda.
I’d love to do “College”, if it hasn’t been taken yet? (Also, I’ll be posting at least a week early – that’s not a problem, right?)
Absolutely! College is all yours. 🙂
I’m really sorry I had to bow out of this last year. I would love to be part this year though. Please put me down for “The Cameraman” ( 1928 ). Thanks.
Certainly, welcome back!!
Yay! I was looking forward to this event since, well, last year! I wanto to write about The Villain Still Pursued Her (1940).
Le from Critica Retro
Great topic, Le–welcome back to the blogathon!
Lea: My blogathon entries are now live at: https://moviemovieblogblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/02/the-railrodder-1965-buster-keaton-on-the-loose-again-at-last-2/ and https://moviemovieblogblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/02/hanging-on-in-hollywood-buster-keatons-educational-and-columbia-short-subjects-1934-1941-2/
Thank you Steve–you definitely nabbed the honor of being the first poster in this year’s Busterthon! 😉
No, actually I did it only because Silver Screenings beat me to it!
Hi. Sorry to be so late, but I would like to do a post on the box office performance of Buster’s silent features at my blog Senseless Cinema (www.senselesscinema.com). Thanks.
Not late at all–thank you for joining! Looking forward to it. 🙂
Hi Lea, I posted my entry TWO WEEKS early. (long story…) Hope that’s OK by you…
Lol, no problem!
Yay! I’m glad this is back 🙂
I’d like to go with The Blacksmith please! I’m at The Wonderful World of Cinema
Perfect, thank you Virginie!
Hello, I’d love to write about The Navigator for LA Explorer. Thanks!
Sounds great–welcome to the blogathon, Melanie!
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