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  1. Ben M. recently showed a documentary of Buster Keaton directed by Peter Bogdanvich: The Great Buster. Toward the end of the documentary, there is a clip where BK (later in his film career) is "in court" confronting a "dictator," or supreme leader. I found BK's short speech to be insightful of "leadership for the people." What was the movie title? Is that dialogue printed somewhere?
  2. Between Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, who is your favorite? With all deep respect due to Mr. Chaplin, for me, it is Buster Keaton. The subtlety, simplicity, and cerebral nature of his humor never fails to elicit a belly laugh from me that comes straight from my core. I am also more sympathetic and empathetic with Buster’s characters than I am with most of Charlie’s characters. Yes, I fully agree with those who suggest that Charlie was, in fact, the greater overall talent, had a greater breadth and depth of work, made more influential and iconic films, had greater longevity, and pe
  3. Since we’ve been reading about the strong bond between the silent slapstick era and the talkie slapstick era, I couldn’t help wondering if the silent comedians who pioneered slapstick helped influence other cinematic genres, also. While watching Lloyd's feature film, Speedy, I was struck by the populist genre elements mixed into the narrative. Although the film is lighthearted on the surface, there's a sinister, underlying tension caused by the "big guy" trying to take down the "everyman" (aka the grandfather who runs a horse drawn streetcar). What’s interesting to me is that the story isn
  4. Donna Loren will be posting on Facebook and Twitter during her 4 Beach Party films (Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Pajama Party, Beach Blanket Bingo) showing on TCM 4/21 starting at 8amPST Her Facebook is at https://www.facebook.com/donna.loren.5‎ And her Twitter handle is @DonnaLoren
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