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Buster Keaton's 'The Cameraman' Casts Light on MGM's Tyranny

The Cameraman is Keaton's last great film, a jubilant, chaotic, and overactive silent romantic comedy that, intentional or not, doubles as a vision of the precarity of celebrity, independence, and artistry in the brutal Hollywood system.

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Nary a Word: 'The Last Laugh' and 'The General'

The sound era added nothing thematically or tonally that wasn't already perfected in silent films.

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The Cook and Other Treasures (2003)

Both films showcase Fatty Arbuckle's talents for physical comedy.

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