Klaus Nüchtern und Alexander Horwath im Gespräch über Buster Keaton
Buster Keaton, or the Love of Geometry
Buster Keaton was quite content just to embroil himself in losing battles against falling houses, runaway trains and racing escalators. He took his inspiration from the technological developments of his time, viewing them as a challenge rather than a threat. In his films, man and machine merge to form a grotesque artistic symbiosis which, thanks to the DVD player, we can now enjoy whenever we like. Klaus Nüchtern traces Keaton’s career trajectory from the simple, home-spun vaudeville player to the groundbreaking, perfectionist film-maker who revolutionized cinema with trailblazing works like The General. Nüchtern explores Keaton’s work in intricate detail, illustrating the unique idiosyncrasy of his cinematic vocabulary – and the deeper he delves into its mysteries, the more our admiration for this first truly modern comedian grows.