The Baffler,  October 4, 2013

Still Busting Up

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“If one more person tells me this is just like old times, I swear I’ll jump out the window.”

—Buster Keaton as Calvero’s partner in Charlie Chaplin’s 1952 film, Limelight.

Today marks 118 years since the Great Stone Face, actor/director Buster Keaton, came barreling into the world. In honor of the iconic comedian, stuntman, and filmmaker, Kino Lorber has released a (relatively) new boxed set of Keaton’s entire career. Read Farran Nehme’s review (published in Baffler no. 23) of the Ultimate Buster Keaton Collection, a fourteen disc Blu-ray box set.

So happy birthday, Buster, you ol’ deadpan with a smushed cap. Tonight we’ll dance in your honor and race fast and funny from calamity.


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