Tag Archives: Buster Keaton

The Artist (It Do Matter if You’re Black and White)

The Jazz Singer premiered on October 6, 1927 at the Warner Brothers flagship theater in New York City.  By this time, the cultural palette of the American and European bourgeoisie had become rather accustomed to film as a form of entertainment.  Though silent film with live orchestral accompaniment was the mainstay of the industry, recorded […]

Silence is Golden with Buster Keaton

It was only in the 1920s that “talkies” became the popular film currency, eclipsing more than two decades of silent film.  Prior to “talkies,” cinema was an entirely visual experience, and a monochrome one at that.  And I had no idea how pure film could be – and how cluttered the modern cinema-going experience actually […]