Hear ye, hear ye! I am pleased to announce the return of Silent-ology’s prestigious blogathon, devoted to that inimitable thespian of the enigmatic visage and whimsical porkpie chapeau, the singular Joseph Frank Keaton:
Can you believe this blogathon is in its fifth year? I can hardly believe it myself. (That also means my blog is about to turn 5 years old–I can hardly believe that, too!) And thus, once again I would like to extend the cordial invitation to all my fellow film bloggers to join in this annual celebration of everything Buster Keaton–one of the most important and unique figures in cinematic history.
When: Monday, February 18 and Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
Where: Right here on Silent-ology!
How: To join this event, comment on this post and let me know which Keaton film or Keaton-related topic you want to cover. (If you want you can also send me a message). Please chose one of my banners to stick onto your blog to help spread the word about this event. During the blogathon itself, when you publish your post leave me a comment or send me a message with the post’s link. (And please make sure your post mentions my blog and the name of the event, such as “This post is part of Fifth Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon hosted by Silent-ology.”) Post whenever you have time during February 18th and 19th, no pressure!
What to write about: Anything and everything related to Buster Keaton’s life and career–don’t be afraid to be creative! (Here’s his filmography for some ideas.) Articles about his crew and the many wonderful actors who appeared in his films are always grand too, as are examinations of overlooked or obscure aspects of his career. Heck, if you want to make some drawings or write a poem, go right ahead!
- To encourage a variety of topics, I’m going to have one of those darn “no duplicates” rules.
- As a little “thank you” for participating I will be holding my usual a drawing for all blogathon participants–details are forthcoming!
- As always–“Make Buster proud!” There’s a lot of dubious information out there about his life and career, so let’s try and steer clear of those persistent rumors and give him something to smile about!
Silent-ology | Buster’s Wife’s Relations–Getting To Know The Talmadge Family
MovieMovieBlogBlog | Buster and Lucille Ball’s 1965 TV sketch
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films | Sherlock Jr.
Grace Kingsley’s Hollywood | Article on Buster’s coverage in LA Times film gossip columns
Silver Screenings | The Cameraman
A Person in the Dark | “Learning About Buster” essay
Julia Hut | Artwork TBA
Silver17 Productions | Tribute video about surreal moments in Buster’s films
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest | “Buster Keaton: The Art of the Gags” essay
Big Riot V Squad | The Comique films and Roscoe Arbuckle’s team
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood | The General
Critica Retro | The Saphead
Taking Up Room | How To Stuff a Wild Bikini
A la rencontre du Septième Art | Our Hospitality
The Stop Button| Hard Luck
The Wonderful World of Cinema | The Great Buster (2018)