"The best summers of my life were spent in the cottage Pop had built on Lake Muskegon in 1908" - Buster Keaton
Happy to share that Chasing Buster Keaton, a three-part documentary I produced for Guitarkadia, will screen at the 25th Annual Buster Keaton Convention this October 4-6 in Muskegon, MI.
The International Buster Keaton Society extended an invitation this Spring and I couldn’t have been more proud. Check out all the presentations, films, and talks scheduled for that weekend. The shorts are scheduled as follows:
Part One - October 4 at 2:45 p.m.
Part Two - October 5 at 2:15 p.m.
Part Three - October 6 at 10:00 (plus Q&A with yours truly)
Can’t make it to the convention? Watch Chasing Buster Keaton on Guitarkadia right now and see Lee Ranaldo, Kaki King, Dan Zanes and others in action performing new scores to Buster Keaton films. [Part One] [Part Two] and [Part Three].
Let’s face it, and say what you will, Deep Fake is here to stay. This is the “rotary phone” era of the tech. If the demo video shown at SIGGRAPH last week is any indication where Deep Fake is headed, we are entering the Twilight Zone of documentary and news universe.
p.s. I can never un-see Steve Buscemi in a red dress.
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ADDITIONAL READ & WATCH
How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock at His Farm in Normandy (Kanopy Streaming)
The BTS interview in the Criterion edition is a must-watch, so is the video on "Footsteps," the Foley artists who worked on the film.
Guy’s Criterion picks
Trailer for “They Shall Not Grow Old,” by Peter Jackson
Behind ths scenes on how the old footage were converted and given new life.
Also I’m not into the film’s Cinematography. I’ve watched the film several times to understand why I don’t like it and I can’t seem to finger on it but I did not want to dive deeper into any of that nonsense. I did not watch this 7-part interview with Roger Deakins because I’m not a Deakins fanboy and def not signing up to be a member of his forum. Absolutely did not read this American Cinematographer cover story. And nothing could make me read this interview with Production Designer Dennis Gassner. I’m sure the British Cinematographer magazine did not have an interview with Deakins.
And, by the way, why would I spend hours poring over all the screen grabs of films Deakins has photographed? Who do you think I am?
I don’t know how this video got embedded. My blog must have been hacked!