1. Before Edgar Wright and Wes Anderson, before Chuck Jones and Jackie Chan, there was Buster Keaton, one of the founding fathers of visual comedy. And nearly 100 years after he first appeared onscreen, we’re still learning from him. Today, i’d like to talk about the artistry (and the thinking) behind his gags. Press the CC button to see the names of the films.

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    Music:
    Alexandre Desplat - Escape Concerto
    Paul Simon - Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
    Mark Mothersbaugh - Piranhas Are a Very Tricky Species
    Mark Mothersbaugh - Bookstore Robbery
    Alexandre Desplat - The Lutz Police Militia
    English Chamber Orchestra - Playful Pizzicato
    Alexandre Desplat - Kristofferson’s Theme
    Devo - Gut Feeling

    Recommended Reading & Viewing:
    The Gag Man by Matthew Dessem - thecriticalpress.com/books/the-gag-man/
    Keaton by Rudi Blesh - amazon.com/dp/0025115707/
    Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987) - youtube.com/watch?v=WjCDuNzv6yM
    Studs Terkel Interviews Buster Keaton - studsterkel.wfmt.com/blog/interview-with-buster-keaton/

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