UPDATE: Just put up a couple more posts, check them out! Apparently WordPress likes to add some comments to the spam folder for no discernible reason. 😉 Since there might be another late post or two still trickling in, I’m going to give everyone a little extra time and hold the drawing for the gift certificate tomorrow (the 12th) instead of today. Many thanks, everybody!
Aaaaand we’re back! Welcome, my friends, to:
I feel like the past year really flew by, didn’t it? And now our ‘thon is on year 6–I can hardly believe it, folks! A hearty “Welcome Back” to all my regular readers who’ll be checking out the blogathon this weekend, and a big “Welcome!” to all new readers! Every year many talented bloggers take part in this big Buster Keaton celebration, and it’s always exciting to see what fun, informative, and even heartfelt posts are in store.
This year is extra special since our blogathon is proudly being sponsored by the famed International Buster Keaton Society, which has worked for over 25 years to preserve Buster’s films and share his extraordinary work with new generations of fans. I’ve enjoyed their annual convention and have also written for the Keaton Chronicle, so I can say from personal experience that you couldn’t ask for a lovelier group of Buster superfans. I’ll go ahead and plug the fact that you, too, can become a Damfino–memberships are inexpensive, and you’ll be playing a small role in keeping Buster’s legacy thriving!
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, too! The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Damfinos’ online Buster store. The drawing will be held on Thursday, March 12th–I’ll be in touch with the winner!
Readers: Drop by often today and tomorrow to see the latest posts–and don’t forget that we bloggers love comments!
And if you’re curious, here are the links to the First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Annual Buster Blogathons–a veritable library of all things Buster!
Alright, get cozy on your couch and let’s start reading!!
Silent-ology | Reviewing all of Buster’s 1930s Educational shorts
MovieMovieBlogBlogII | The General
Cameras Against Humanity | Keaton and the Kuleshov Effect
Big V Riot Squad | The Saphead
MovieRob | The Stolen Jools
and The Navigator
Thoughts of One Truly Loved | The Navigator
Groovy Like a Silent Movie | Essay on Buster’s fandom
Ben Model’s Blog | “Buster Keaton Inspires Don Lockwood” essay
and “Undercranking Study: Buster Keaton Trails a Suspect” essay
Taking Up Room | In the Good Old Summertime
Wonderful World of Cinema | Day Dreams
Movie Crash Course | The General
The Everyday Cinephile | The Cameraman
Century Film Project | Convict 13
Way Too Damn Lazy To Write a Blog | Speak Easily
Critica Retro | Sherlock Jr
Talk About Cinema | The Railrodder and Buster Keaton Rides Again
Silver17 Productions | Fan trailer for The Cook
Kino Joan | Sherlock Jr
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Hi Lea, here is my entry for Day Dreams! Thanks for hosting this great event again!
Looks good, thank you!!
Hi Lea, I am not a blogger but I have to know – what is the origin of that photo of Buster in the white suit? I’ve never seen it but it looks to be from the 20s and I just love it.
That is from the MGM talkie PARLOR, BEDROOM AND BATH (1931). Isn’t that a snazzy white suit? 🙂
Yes, he looks great in it! Thanks for posting! I’m looking forward to the blogathon!
This is amazing! I am so excited to read and watch more of my favorite silent film era actor, Buster Keaton. Thank you for doing this blogathon. I’m extra excited because you posted this on my birthday. Honestly made my day, I really appreciated it.
Happy belated birthday!! That’s awesome, glad we could make your day!
I am so excited for this blogathon. I am a new fan of Buster Keaton and his fantastic silent films. I am really thankful for these post that keep his legacy alive, especially for the younger generation, like me. Also, I’m extra excited because I get to read this on my birthday. Best birthday ever!
Why HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, that’s awesome! Glad we could brighten up your day. 🙂
Already so many great articles! Here is my contribution for The Cameraman:
Fabulous, thank you!!
Well gosh, I see I was either late or early to the party (depending how you count), but I did want to at least mention that we’ve been enjoying Keaton’s 100 years of independence: https://centuryfilmproject.org/2020/03/08/convict-13-1920/
I’ll add it to the roster! 😉
Thank you. Always glad to be an early/late participant. Next year I’ll try to remember to be on time!
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Lea, my post about Speak Easily and the dreaded Keaton MGM talkies is up. http://psychotronicpaul.blogspot.com/2020/03/speak-easily-mgm-talkie-buster-keaton.html
Wonderful, thanks Paul!
This is my contribution to the blogathon:
This is my contribution to the blogathon:
Also, sorry if this shows up multiple times. I’m still having issues with commenting here.
Thank you so much! It looks like WordPress has been putting some comments in the spam folder lately, I honestly have no idea why. My apologies for the delay, readership is still steady right now though so it shouldn’t be a problem!
Thank you very much.
Hi! I’m really sorry that I didn’t realise this existed until now. I’ve been a Buster fan since 2012. Can I still share my post with you, please?
Certainly, what do you have for us? 🙂
Apologies, it was a bit last minute. I will be more prepared next year, I promise. I’m so glad I’ve found you though. keep up the good work!
Great choice, thanks for joining! Latecomers are always welcome. 🙂
Here it is my post on the wonderful Sherlock Jr:
Thanks for hosting this great event, I’ll never run out of things to write about Buster.
I know, right? 😀 Thanks Le!
Am trying one more time… our post is up. https://silver17productions.blogspot.com/
Thank you so much, David!
I see my Navigator post somehow got lost in the mix – here’s the link
This was lots of fun
Tnx for letting me participate!
Thanks Rob, just added it! 🙂
Not a Blogathon comment exactly, but…am I the only person on the planet who thinks Keaton in The Navigator looks a little like ST: TNG’s Data?
(I am a Keaton fan from so far back that I own an 8MM copy of The General.)
Ha! Now that you bring it up, maybe Data looks like Buster? 😉
Egg-zackly. Brent Spiner also borrows Keaton’s way of planting his legs and looking behind him by twisting his entire upper body. Hmmmm….
PS: Love this blog.
PPS: Is there any way I could still participate in this Blog-a-Thon, even though I’m not on WordPress?
I’m afraid the blogathon’s over for now, but it’ll be back next year–either in February or March (I announce the dates well in advance). You’re welcome to join in, if you don’t have a blog by that point I could try and come up with something!
Thanks for your patience and kindness…currently struggling to get my WP up and running. It might take all year. :p
;-D Good luck, blogs take dedication but they’re worth it!
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