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Buster Keaton

Datum narození: 4. říjen 1895
Datum úmrtí: 1. únor 1966

Buster Keaton, vlastním jménem Joseph Frank Keaton, známý českému filmovému publiku jako Frigo byl americký filmový komik, scenárista a režisér, hvězda němého filmu. Charakteristickým znakem jeho filmové postavy byl strnulý, kamenný výraz tváře, který se stal doslova jeho „firemní značkou“ a za který si vysloužil přezdívku „The Great Stone Face“.


„Komik dělá směšné věci, dobrý komik dělá věci směšně.“

„Silence is of the gods; only monkeys chatter.“


„Down through the years my face has been called a sour puss, a dead pan, a frozen face, The Great Stone Face, and, believe it or not, "a tragic mask." On the other hand that kindly critic, the late James Agee, described my face as ranking "almost with Lincoln's as an early American archetype, it was haunting, handsome, almost beautiful." I can't imagine what the great rail splitter's reaction would have been to this, though I sure was pleased.“ My Wonderful World of Slapstick

„I don't act, anyway. The stuff is all injected as we go along. My pictures are made without script or written directions of any kind“

„I was standing on the deck looking down at a gang of stevedores working on the dock thirty feet below. One of them recognized me, nudged his neighbor, and pointed. All at once the whole gang stopped working to yell, 'Booster! Booster Keaton!' They waved in wild excitement, and I waved back, marveling, because it was fifteen years of more since they could have seen my last M-G-M picture.
And if there is sweeter music this side of heaven I haven't heard it. Dr. Avedon said I could live to be a hundred years old. I intend to do it. For who would not wish to live a hundred years in a world where there are so many people who remember with gratitude and affection a little man with a frozen face who made them laugh a bit long years ago when they and I were both young?“
My Wonderful World of Slapstick

„I do not really think Charlie knows much more about politics, history, or economics than I do. Like myself he was hit by a make-up towel almost before he was out of diapers.“

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