THE CAMERAMAN (Buster Keaton, Edward Sedgwick, 1928)

The same year he made his final masterpiece, Steamboat Bill, Jr., Buster Keaton forfeited his independence by signing up with M-G-M, the studio that had butchered Stroheim’s Greed (1924) and routinely practiced embalming “respectable” material. Uneven, The Cameraman, co-directed by Edward Sedgwick and (uncredited) Keaton, emerged from this new business arrangement. Alas, Keaton’s downfall was […]