Buster Keaton: The Art of the Gag

Tony Zhou’s video series Every Frame a Painting (previously at Neatorama) is always a fascinating, in-depth look at entertainment at its finest. In this episode, he deconstructs the techniques of a master of visual comedy: Buster Keaton.

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There was so much thought, planning, and detail (as well as improvisation) that went into every frame of Keaton’s comedies, but it all came together to make us laugh, even without sound on film. Of course, understanding how it’s done in no way detracts from the pleasure of the movies. -via Metafilter

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