Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
In 1917, when Buster Keaton completed his first day of shooting on his first motion picture, the Fatty Arbuckle comedy The Butcher Boy, he had a job to do. “Well, the first thing I did in the studio was to wanna tear that camera to pieces,” he recalled, decades later. “I had to know how that film got into the cutting room, what you did to it end there, how you made things match, and how you finally got the picture together.” Many of his films were infused with that curiosity, that gadget-man’s exploration of the camera and the projector, but none of his films spoke so clearly to his love of the form—and the possibilities of it—than his 1924 picture Sherlock Jr.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Conversation, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Deer Hunter. His entire filmography was nominated for the Academy Award.