Thursday, December 20, 2018

How to be Funny: Buster Keaton (video)

Every Frame a Painting; Seth Auberon, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly

Buster Keaton: The Art of the Gag
Before Edgar Wright and Wes Anderson, before Chuck Jones and Jackie Chan, there was Buster Keaton, one of the founders of visual comedy. Nearly 100 years after he first appeared onscreen, the world is still learning from him. Let's look at the artistry and thinking behind Buster's amazing gags.

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