Keaton and Lloyd
January 21, 2011 9:27 AM   Subscribe

Two rather brilliant documentaries on two rather brilliant comedians, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd. Buster Keaton: A Hard Act To Follow (part one) 1::2::3::4::5::6 (part two) 1::2::3::4::5::6 (part three) 1::2::3::4::5 Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (part one) 1::2::3::4 (part two) 1::2::3::4 Narrated by Lindsay Anderson
posted by puny human (14 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
Awesome. Can't wait to watch these later.
Thanks, puny human!
posted by bstreep at 9:49 AM on January 21, 2011

And while we're at it, Buster meets the NFB: The Railrodder and Buster Keaton Rides Again.
posted by Jode at 9:53 AM on January 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

Love Harold Lloyd, too often overlooked in the pantheon of comedy.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 10:18 AM on January 21, 2011

I will never be able to think of Harold Lloyd without remembering Harold Zoid.

"I agreed to be your Vice President, but I never agreed to be your son!"

"NOW he emotes!"

"Is bread free? We'll split an order."
posted by Eideteker at 10:45 AM on January 21, 2011

Oh yes yes YES! Thanks so much for this--these guys are incomparable. I'm looking forward to spending part of this upcoming cold and snowy weekend keeping warm with these links.
posted by kinnakeet at 11:39 AM on January 21, 2011

Oooh, Keaton's dreamy. I found some wonderfully high-quality pics of him over at Dr.Macro the other day.
posted by redsparkler at 11:48 AM on January 21, 2011

Buster Keaton pursued by boulders. (Makes Raiders of the Lost Ark look like Remains of the Day.)
posted by Atom Eyes at 12:21 PM on January 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

Swear to god, cross my heart, I was literally searching for A Hard Act To Follow yesterday, and crestfallen that it's over $120 – on VHS.

Your timing – like Buster's – is impeccable
posted by churl at 12:47 PM on January 21, 2011

Excellent. I shall peruse these later. I love these guys.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 1:05 PM on January 21, 2011

I watched the Buster Keaton doc. I really enjoyed it, thanks for the link.
posted by dougzilla at 8:37 PM on January 21, 2011

I saw these when they aired on PBS years ago. They're all outstanding and I highly recommend them. I'm looking forward to watching them again.
posted by pmurray63 at 10:56 PM on January 21, 2011

There was also one on Charlie Chaplin, BTW.
posted by pmurray63 at 10:57 PM on January 21, 2011

I grew up idolizing buster keaton after seeing Johnny Depp do a great tribute in Benny and Joon.
posted by AndrewKemendo at 6:08 AM on January 22, 2011

Fine post!
posted by SheaCoin at 8:54 AM on January 23, 2011

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