#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – After becoming infatuated with a pretty office worker for MGM Newsreels, Buster trades in his tintype operation for a movie camera and sets out to impress the girl (and MGM) with his work.
Plot: A photographer takes up newsreel shooting to impress a secretary.
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Some of it IS brilliant
What a delightfully wacky world our Buster inhabited. This one, his first MGM feature, the beginning of the end one might safely say, is about a hapless would-be newsreel photographer trying to get a foothold within MGM, mostly in order to win the sweet girl in the front office. Lost of footage in ‘Cameraman’ is rather less than vintage Keaton, some jokes aren’t as fresh as one would wish, but hey, listen, this is Keaton, the great stoneface. A Deity. Because other footage is simply brilliant. The pathetic pictures of Buster sitting in his little room from the crack of dawn in all his Sunday best, waiting for the girl to maybe ring. When it does ring he has to rush four stories down to get it! Or the scene where he has to share his dressingroom with another gent and their clothes and limbs get tangled up with each other. Or, most spectacularly, the (location?) scenes from the gangwar in Chinatown, dynamic, violent, imaginative. See it, love it – just just expect another ‘General’ or ‘Sherlock’ or ‘Scarecrow’ or ‘Steamboat Bill’ or ‘Battling Butler’.
Keaton’s last command
“The Cameraman” was Keaton’s next to last silent film,and the last feature he had any real measure of creative control over,and it shows,especially in it’s new restored DVD release.While still missing some of it’s original footage,the existing material has been restored to near perfect condition,allowing the viewer to really see what’s going on,and with a visual artist like BK this is essential! It’s said that MGM’s print of this was worn ragged because it was considered a perfect example of comedy writing and directing and was REQUIRED viewing for all their new comedians.Why then did those in control at MGM refuse to allow Keaton the freedom he needed to make his kind of picture? How would Keaton have integrated sound into his films had he been in the director’s chair ? Might he have evolved something akin to Tati’s use of the soundtrack or might he have gone in a completely different direction? We’ll never know the answer and the world of cinema is certainly poorer for it!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 16 min (76 min), 1 hr 9 min (69 min) (Turner library print)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Director Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton
Writer Clyde Bruckman (story by), Lew Lipton (story by), Joseph Farnham (titles)
Actors Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, Sidney Bracey
Awards 2 wins & 3 nominations.
Production Company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Sound Mix Silent
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1
Film Length 2,132 m (8 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm