"PRAISE BE TO PETER BOGDANOVICH, CINEPHILE PASSWORD […], SILENT BURLESQUE ADMIRATOR […], FOR THIS DOCUMENTARY DEDICATED TO BUSTER KEATON." TELERAMA
In The Great Buster: A Celebration , American director and critic Peter Bogdanovich ( The Last Picture Show ) traces the life and career of one of America's most influential filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular style and the fruitful production at the time of the silent one made of him a true genius of the cinema. This very personal dive into the Keaton family archives reveals a visionary artist who risked everything, even his life, to make audiences around the world laugh with precious works like Sherlock Junior (1924), Le Mécano de la Générale (1926 ) or Freshwater Cadet (1928). By mixing film clips, critical insights from Peter Bogdanovich and testimonies from around twenty collaborators, directors, artists, friends, such as Mel Brooks, Werner Herzog, Quentin Tarantino or Bill Hader, The Great Buster: A celebration makes the most beautiful of homages to "The Man Who Never Laughs" and his indelible mark on modern comedy and American culture in general.
THE GREAT BUSTER: A CELEBRATION by Peter Bogdanovich (2018 - Colors and Black & White - 101 mn) High Definition Masters Original version with French subtitles Blu-ray or DVD edition
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.QUAD ENCOUNTER WITH PETER BOGDANOVICH (29 mins) On the occasion of the screening of The Great Buster: A Celebration at the Quad Cinema in New York, director Peter Bogdanovich is full of praise for Buster Keaton and his work, and does not fail to mention the other filmmakers who have counted for him, from John Ford to Alfred Hitchcock via Orson Welles.
* in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING Original Version DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0 • French Subtitles 1.78 format respected • Colors and B&W • Film length: 101 mins
DVD 9 • NEW RESTORED MASTER• PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING Original Version • French Subtitles French 1.78 format respected • 16/9 4/3 compatible • Colors and B&W • Film length: 97 mins