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Tag: Buster Keaton

Permanent Shadows: Rosalind Byrne in Buster Keaton’s ‘Seven Chances’

“Put simply, Rosalind Byrne changed how I think about cinema. Yes, film is largely about fiction, but in the recording of these fictions, there is an accidental reveal that says so much about who we are and what we think.”

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‘Modern Times’: Charlie Chaplin Finds Freedom in the Age of Industry

It was a whirlwind, worldwide promotional tour for City Lights (1931) that brought Charlie Chaplin up close and personal with the global economic and political turmoil that would in large part inform his follow-up feature, Modern Times (1936). Chaplin, who knew poverty and hunger first-hand, having endured both […]

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