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Buster Keaton... Long & Silent [Ranked]

by Samuel Cogrenne
Buster Keaton... Long & Silent [Ranked] by Samuel Cogrenne
After his 19 short films (1920 to 1923), Buster made 12 feature films from 1923 to 1928. After this, everything wasn’t the same anymore. After 10 films with his distributor, United Artists, Keaton exchanged his independent setup for employment at Hollywood’s biggest studio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Keaton’s loss of independence as a filmmaker coincided with the coming of sound films (although he was interested in making the transition) and mounting personal problems, and his career in the early sound era was hurt as a result. This is the beginning of his end, sadly, but not without masterpieces. Read more

After his 19 short films (1920 to 1923), Buster made 12 feature films from 1923 to 1928. After this, everything wasn’t the same anymore.

After 10 films with his distributor, United Artists, Keaton exchanged his independent setup for employment at Hollywood’s biggest studio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Keaton’s loss of independence as a filmmaker coincided with the coming of sound films (although he was interested in making the transition) and mounting personal problems, and his career in the early sound era was hurt as a result.

This is the beginning of his end, sadly, but not without masterpieces.

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