IT IS HERE.
UPDATE 2/21/17: The third and final day of the blogathon is here! New posts are up and ready for viewing, enjoy!
For the third year in a row we’re celebrating the work of our genius in slapshoes, the one and only Buster Keaton. His work is timeless, his mark on film history irreplaceable, and of course, he was the master of making us laugh. And this time around we are also commemorating a special year: the centennial of Buster’s entry into films, a milestone year that will never come again.
100 years ago Buster agreed to play a scene in Roscoe Arbuckle’s brand new Comique two-reeler. And movie audiences have been falling for his talent and humor ever since.
Bloggers: Please send me the link to your post whenever it’s ready today, tomorrow, or Tuesday. I’ll be updating periodically throughout the blogathon. Don’t forget that I’ll be holding a drawing for all participants, the winners receiving a either a $25 gift certificate to Buster Stuff, a copy of Imogene Sara Smith’s book The Persistence of Comedy, or the DVD set Industrial Strength Keaton! The drawing will be held on February 22.
Readers: Drop by often to see the latest posts–and don’t forget that we bloggers adore comments. And when you’re finished reading all the wonderful posts, why not pop in a few Buster films? It’s BK100, y’all–let’s celebrate!
And once again, here are the links to the First and Second Annual Buster Blogathons.
Silent-ology: Analyzing the Molasses Scene From The Butcher Boy
Silver Screenings: Steamboat Bill, Jr. or Buster Keaton and the Important Things in Life
Special Purpose Movie Blog: The General: Factual or Fictional?
MovieMovieBlogBlog: For the Love of Buster Keaton
Grace Kingsley’s Hollywood: An Early Keaton Fan: Grace Kingsley
Big Riot V Squad: Buster Keaton: From Stage to Screen
Finding Nelson Evans: Keaton’s Leading Ladies in Pictures
Caftan Woman: Review of the books Keep Your Eye on the Kid, Bluffton: My Summer with Buster Keaton, and Keaton Comedies: A Toby Bradley Adventure
Silent Locations: Amazing New Keaton Discoveries: My Wife’s Relations
Life’s Daily Lessons Blog: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Little Bits of Classics: Chaplin and Keaton: Two Friends in the Limelight
Popcorn Optional: Buster Keaton: A Wonderful World of Slapstick
Welcome To My Magick Theatre: Buster Goes to College
Senseless Cinema: The Haunted Worlds of Buster Keaton
An Ode to Dust: Buster Keaton: In the Works (Graphic novel project)
Century Film Project: Oh Doctor!
Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews: Our Hospitality
Critica Retro: Review of My Wonderful World of Slapstick
The Fyuzhe: On Buster’s Television Work
Hometowns to Hollywood: Buster’s Hometown of Piqua, Kansas
Prince of Hollywood: 100 Years of Buster Keaton: The First Films of a Comedy Legend
The Midnite Drive-In: Twilight Zone episode “Once Upon a Time”
The Scribe Files: Buster, Italian Style (or Due Marines e un Maestro)
Christina Wehner: The Joy of Discovering Buster Keaton
The Wonderful World of Cinema: My First Time With Buster Keaton: One Week
The Lonely Critic: The Navigator