Thursday, November 12, 2015

A Roundtable on Buster Keaton's Short Films

In March 2006, UK home video distributor Masters of Cinema organized a roundtable on Buster Keaton's short films, for publication in its box set Buster Keaton: The Complete Short Films 1917-1923, which was released in October of that year. Jean-Pierre Coursodon, Brad Stevens and I went through Keaton's work film by film and generated a pile of opinionated commentary that Craig Keller stitched together into a 114-page feature for the box set booklet. Nine years later, we've been granted permission to put the roundtable online, at