The Cameraman


Dir. Edward Sedgwick (1928).
Playing a newsreel cameraman, Buster Keaton reflects on his lost independence in this, the first film that he would make under contract to MGM. It’s not first-rate Buster but the New York locations and boffo closer give it—not to mention the notion of a monkey-made movie give it additional weight.

Mon., Dec. 26, 8 p.m., 2011

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