Kramer’s falls

Michael Richards did some of the best phys­i­cal com­edy on television.

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Buster Keaton: Symmetry of Laughter

Writer and film­maker Vince Di Meglio edited together this instruc­tive selec­tion of clips from Buster Keaton films to show how he used sym­met­ri­cal com­po­si­tion. In his descrip­tion, he writes:

After watch­ing twenty-nine Buster Keaton films, I was struck by his use of sym­me­try and cen­ter fram­ing. This is an attempt to cap­ture that. Before Stan­ley Kubrick and Wes Ander­son made it famous for mod­ern audi­ences, there was Buster Keaton.

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How to be a perfect actor

I won­der how much it would cost to have Jimmy Kim­mel give feed­back on ani­mated shots. Seri­ously, this is how act­ing teach­ers appear to me.

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Documentary: The Chaplin Puzzle.

This is a worth­while doc­u­men­tary about Char­lie Chaplin’s early film work. It goes into some detail about his devel­op­ment as an actor in the movies.

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Biography: Buster Keaton

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