The Buster Keaton Celebration Continues!
And, now for the Facebook/Blog version of our Buster Keaton giveaway, courtesy of Kino Lorber! We’ll be giving away 1 Buster Keaton Blu-Ray/DVD via this version of our contest… winners’ choice of either The General (and Three Ages) OR Steamboat Bill Jr (and College)! And don’t forget, we’re giving away 4 more copies via the twitter version of this contest — and, yes, you can enter both contests to stack the odds in your favor!
In order to qualify to win via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, April 1 at 9PM EST. We will pick one winner via a random drawing and announce him/her on Facebook or this Blog (depending on how you entered) the day after the contest ends (Sunday April 2).
Winners’ choice of two classic titles: The General (and Three Ages) OR Steamboat Bill Jr (and College)
ENTRY TASK to be completed by Saturday, April 1 at 9PM EST:
1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post
What is your favorite Buster Keaton film and why? And, if you haven’t seen any of his films, why do you want to win one of these titles?
NOTE: if for any reason you encounter a problem commenting here on this blog, please feel free to tweet or DM us, or send an email to clas…@gmail.com and we will be happy to create the entry for you. Also, please note that, due to spamming, we must approve all comments, so please allow us at least 24 hours to approve your comment. Thanks!
About the films:
STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. was Buster Keaton’s last independent silent comedy and also one of his finest. He stars as the effete son of a gruff riverboat captain (Ernest Torrence), who struggles to earn his father’s respect (and the love of beautiful Marion Byron). But the film is best remembered for the climactic cyclone sequence—a slapstick tour-de-force in which Keaton’s comedic stunts are performed amid the full-scale destruction of an entire town. A stone-faced response to Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman, COLLEGE follows a frail scholar as he tries to win the heart of a girl (Anne Cornwall) through athletics. Keaton used his own physical agility to brilliant comic effect, as his character suffers a series of crushing failures. But the greatest surprise comes at the end, when the scrawny intellectual finally releases the physical tiger within.
Buster Keaton’s THE GENERAL is not simply one of the greatest silent comedies ever made, it is one of the greatest films—of any era. In restaging the true story of one man’s journey behind enemy lines to reclaim his captured locomotive during the Civil War, Keaton stages a series of complex chases, using lumbering trains as comedic props. Keaton’s inventive mind is matched only by his physical athleticism, making THE GENERAL a truly breath-taking experience. Keaton’s first foray into making feature films, THREE AGES is a parody of D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance, dramatizing man’s quest for love in three parallel settings—a modern city, the Stone Age, and ancient Rome—and loading each plotline with amazing stunts and hysterical sight gags.
Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible.
And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).
And if you can’t wait to win, you can buy them on amazon:
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub