The big day has arrived!! After 364 days of waiting, it’s finally time for:
Today and tomorrow, me and many of my fellow bloggers are celebrating the legacy of one of the cinema’s finest comedians–if not the finest. Each year I’m excited about the wealth of creative topics and thoughtful essays in store, and this year is already proving to be just as fantastic. So get cozy on your couch with your laptop/Ipad/phone, my friends–it’s time to start reading about all things Buster!
Bloggers: Please send me the link to your post whenever it’s ready today or tomorrow (and thanks to those of you who sent me a link early!). I’ll be updating periodically throughout the blogathon. Don’t forget that I’ll be holding a drawing for the participants, the winner receiving a copy of the book Silent Echoes: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Buster Keaton by John Bengtson. The drawing will be held on February 20th–I’ll be in touch with the winner!
Readers: Drop by often to see the latest posts–and don’t forget that we bloggers adore comments. (We adore them almost as much as Buster himself. They’re a close second, is what I’m saying.)
And of course, here are the links to the First, Second, Third and Fourth Annual Buster Blogathons.
Silent-ology | Buster’s Wife’s Relations: Getting To Know The Talmadge Family
MovieRob | Limelight
Silver Screenings | Buster Keaton Goes to MGM
A Person in the Dark| Meeting Buster Backwards: A Hard Act to Resist
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films | Sherlock Jr.
MovieMovieBlogBlog II | Seven Chances and the article Buster Keaton and
Lucille Ball–Together on TV in 1965
Julia Hut | Buster illustrations for posts by MovieMovieBlogBlog II
A la rencontre du Septième Art | Our Hospitality
wolffian classic movies digest | Buster Keaton: The Art of the Gags
Welcome to My Magick Theatre | Spite Marriage
The Stop Button | Hard Luck
Big V Riot Squad | Comique: Roscoe, Buster, Al and Luke
Silver17 Productions | Keaton Vs. Surrealism (video)
Grace Kingsley’s Hollywood | Humorists All At Sea: Writing The Navigator
Taking Up Room | How To Stuff a Wild Bikini
TheScriptLab | Five Comedy Lessons From Five Buster Keaton Classics
The Wonderful World of Cinema | The Great Buster
Critica Retro | The Saphead
https://wolffianclassicmoviesdigest.wordpress.com/2019/02/18/buster-keaton-the-art-of-the-gags/ my entry for today’s event. i hope you enjoy it
Thank you much!
My post is live at http://carrieannebrownian.wordpress.com/2019/02/18/busters-silent-swan-song/.
Hooray! Thank you.
Pingback: Hard Luck (1921, Edward F. Kline and Buster Keaton) | The Stop Button
And posted: http://thestopbutton.com/2019/02/18/hard-luck-1921/
Thanks for hosting!
Awesome, thanks Andrew!
I really enjoyed the article, Andrew! And I liked your analysis of the car repossession scene in Sunset Boulevard. That’s one of my favorite movies and I’ve seen it quite a few times, but for whatever reason never looked at that scene in quite that light.
Thanks for contributing this to the blogathon–it’s very much appreciated!
Hi Lea. thank you for doing this again. My post is out there:
“Comique: Roscoe, Buster, Al and Luke”
Comique’s one of my favorite things! (As you probably know.) Looking forward to reading it. 🙂
We’re live too! Thanks so much for hosting! https://silver17productions.blogspot.com/2019/02/keaton-vs-surrealsim.html
Hooray! Thank you!
Pingback: Buster Keaton Goes to MGM – Silver Screenings
My post is at https://gracekingsley.wordpress.com/2019/02/18/buster-keaton-blogathon-2019/ I had a change of plans, and now it’s called Humorists All At Sea: Writing The Navigator.
Looks good to me! Thanks for contributing. 🙂
Pingback: I Want Torpedo Juice – Taking Up Room
Dear Lea, I wrote this piece for the first ever “Buster Keaton Day” in Los Angeles last year. Therefore, it is obviously not a “new” piece as such. None the less, I hope you will still consider it for inclusion amid all the love letters and epistles to Buster The Great. Very best wishes. Martin Keady
Looks great to me! I’ll add it to the roster, thanks.
Thank you Leah. Much appreciated. MK
Apologies, LEA (no ‘h’). If Buster teaches us anything, it’s that precision matters. MK
Ha ha no problem–getting an “h” tacked on my name happens a lot!
I’ve been reading through these articles and I love them! My illustrations are up on Steve’s Movie Blog II, and you can see bigger versions on my Tumblr: http://www.juliahut.tumblr.com
I was thinking I should have written an article too- maybe “How to Draw Buster”… but I fear I’m out of time. One day, maybe!
I loved your illustrations for Steve’s post! If you’d like to contribute a whole article about your drawings next year, feel free! 🙂
aw gee, you’re too nice. thanks again for hosting this lovely event! will keep it on my calendar for next year.
Pingback: Learning more about ‘The Great Buster’ (Keaton) – The Wonderful World of Cinema
Hi Lea! Here is my entry for The Great Buster! Thanks so much for hosting 😀
Awesome! Thanks Virginie!
Lea: I changed my mind. Please take me out of the running for your book prize. You sent me that beautiful movie LONDON SYMPHONY last year, so let someone else have my shot at the book!
Ok, will do! ☺
Hi, Lea! Here it is The Saphead:
Nice, thank you!
Pingback: Buster Keaton Blogathon 2019 – Grace Kingsley's Hollywood
Pingback: Hard Luck (1921, Edward F. Kline and Buster Keaton) – The Stop Button
Pingback: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sixth Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon! | Silent-ology
Pingback: Well Look At That, Silent-ology Turns 6 Today! | Silent-ology
Pingback: UPDATE: The Sixth Buster Blogathon Is Coming Up Soon! | Silent-ology
Pingback: The Sixth Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon | Silent-ology
Pingback: ANNOUNCING: The Seventh Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon! | Silent-ology
Pingback: The Seventh Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon | Silent-ology
Pingback: Reading Rarities: Silent Echoes – Taking Up Room
Pingback: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Eighth Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon! | Silent-ology
Pingback: The Eighth Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon | Silent-ology
Pingback: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Ninth Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon! | Silent-ology
Pingback: The Ninth Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon | Silent-ology