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.
- 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
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