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Buster Keaton Rides Again/The Railrodder


The Man had it up until the end.
This 2fer, 'Buster Keaton Rides Again' a documentary of 'The Railrodder' was a revelation to me.
To see him behinds the scenes, working out gags and trying to teach a young (and rather un-inspired) filmmaker what is funny was worth the price alone.
Seeing 70 year old eyes suddenly light up with inspiration on a just thought of 'bit of business'; Throwing his arms about as he tells stories from the golden age; seeing him rehearse; seeing him, well, grouchy.
He was a man, an extraordinary man who excelled at what he did, up until the end. I never thought of him as an inspiration before, this dvd just added a bit more color to my already high held esteem.
My favorite line from him comes after Eleanor ticks him off; "I'm going to sell her." Said of course without rancor or a change of expression.
Date Added: 04/12/2008 by Joe Physician