Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fundraiser For The Buster Keaton Restoration Project - Ends Oct. 30

Serge Bromberg and Lobster Films have taken on a most ambitious task: restore the legacy of that fellow who may have been the singularly most talented individual to ever make movies: one of the all-time greats, Buster Keaton.

The Buster Keaton Restoration Project will include Buster's ingenious and hilarious 1920-1923 short films, as well as the Comique Productions series produced in 1917-1920, featuring Keaton as part of a physical comedy "dream team" with Roscoe Arbuckle and Al St. John.

Here are just a few frame grabs to pique both the classic movie fan's and Buster Keaton aficionado's interest. They are quite amazing to behold for those dyed-in-the-wool silent comedy buffs who remember when all one could see of these historic films were washed-out 18th generation 16mm film dupes.

Again, here is the link for The Buster Keaton Restoration Project. The fundraiser ends Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7PM Eastern Standard Time. We extend a tip of the Max Linder top hat to everyone who has contributed and everyone who will contribute to this fundraiser.

For more info, read Buster Keaton's Silent Shorts: 1920-1923 by James L. Neibaur and Terry Neimi

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