Presenter Information

Tyler P. TempletonFollow

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

Ellensburg

Event Website

http://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/

Start Date

8-3-2016

End Date

17-3-2016

Keywords

Buster Keaton, Film, History, Cinema Studies, Wes Anderson, Comedy

Abstract

A brief examination of Buster Keaton's contributions to cinematic comedy starting circa 1920, and specifically his progressive fusion of comedy with dramatic narrative. Keaton's innovations in the genre have allowed for his work to influence many contemporary filmmakers today, one of the most prominent examples being Wes Anderson.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Professor Melissa Johnson

Department/Program

Film

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Buster Keaton's Comedic Innovations

Ellensburg

A brief examination of Buster Keaton's contributions to cinematic comedy starting circa 1920, and specifically his progressive fusion of comedy with dramatic narrative. Keaton's innovations in the genre have allowed for his work to influence many contemporary filmmakers today, one of the most prominent examples being Wes Anderson.

http://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2016/cah/1