Buster Keaton's recurring deadpan character is one of the great icons of silent comedy, rivaled only by Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp and Harold Lloyd's bumbling, bespectacled hustler. Keaton was the most rigorously physical comedian of the three, wholly committed to the formalism of chase scenes and pratfalls over plot and character. But he also delivered a profoundly modern sense of despair with... More >>>