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Buster Keaton - The Art of the Gag

Before Edgar Wright and Wes Anderson, before Chuck Jones and Jackie Chan, there was Buster Keaton, one of the founding fathers of visual comedy. And nearly 100 years after he first appeared onscreen, we’re still learning from him. Today, I’d like to talk about the artistry (and the thinking) behind his gags. Press the CC button to see the names of the films. For educational purposes only. You can donate to support the channel at Patreon: And follow me on: Twitter: Facebook: Music: Alexandre Desplat - Escape Concerto Paul Simon - Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard Mark Mothersbaugh - Piranhas Are a Very Tricky Species Mark Mothersbaugh - Bookstore Robbery Alexandre Desplat - The Lutz Police Militia English Chamber Orchestra - Playful Pizzicato Alexandre Desplat - Kristofferson’s Theme Devo - Gut Feeling Recommended Reading & Viewing: The Gag Man by Matthew Dessem - Keaton by Rudi Blesh - Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987) - Studs Terkel Interviews Buster Keaton - Help us caption & translate this video!

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