'Slate' film critic Dana Stevens walks us through four memorable moments in the film pioneer's career
I am working through Keaton’s filmography right now in order to properly enjoy Dana’s book. I’d previously only seen The General and Sherlock Jr. (the latter being one of my favorite films EVER) but went ahead and bought all of the Cohen film collections of his stuff as well as Kino Lorber’s release of Three Ages, Our Hospitality and his shorts.
I still have a lot to get through, (mostly all of his shorts) but my biggest takeaway so far is that Battling Butler is one of the most underrated, forgotten classics that ever was. Apparently it was Keaton’s favorite of his own stuff and while I don’t completely agree, I wouldn’t argue against it too much!