Patrick O'Connor

He Could Laugh at Everything

Buster Keaton: Tempest In A Flat Hat

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IN 1965 BUSTER Keaton made a surprise appearance at the Venice Film Festival, where Film, a short movie he had made with Samuel Beckett, was being screened. The audience gave him a five-minute standing ovation. ‘Sure, it’s great,’ he quipped, ‘but it’s all thirty years too late.’

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