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