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Thursday, March 3 2011

'Our Hospitality': Buster Keaton's Story About Ingrained Hostility

Keaton's scenario is a riff on the notorious real-life feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys, which has largely come down in history as fodder for rural comedies and cartoons. The prologue is a straightforward melodrama of two men killing each other in the senseless prolongation of the feud.


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