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Buster_Keaton_shortsBuster Keaton is my favorite silent film star, and as a comedy film maker was perhaps second only to Charlie Chaplin in importance to the history of cinema. Though I became familiar with Keaton’s work initially through his feature-length films, it is only recently that I have come to appreciate his comedic short films, and particularly those with Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle.

The following is a listing of Buster’s comedy shorts which are found on Kino’s excellent new 2K Blu-Ray compilation: Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection which I am happily making my way through. Though I have seen a number of these, I will be re-watching all of them in order to follow Buster’s development as an actor and eventually as a film maker (Klaus Ming August 2016).

The Arbuckle-Keaton comedies (1917-1920) 
The Butcher Boy (1917)
The Rough House (1917)
His Wedding Night (1917)
Oh Doctor! (1917)
Coney Island (1917)
Out West (1918)
The Bell Boy (1918)
Moonshine (1918)
Good Night, Nurse! (1918)
The Cook (1918)
Back Stage (1919)
The Hayseed (1919)
The Garage (1920)

The Keaton silent short comedies (1920-1923)
One Week (1920)
Convict 13 (1920)
The Scarecrow (1920)
Neighbors (1920)
The Haunted House (1921)
Hard Luck (1921)
The “High Sign” (1921)
The Goat (1921) (directed by Buster Keaton and Malcolm St. Clair)
The Play House (1921)
The Boat (1921)
The Paleface (1922)
Cops (1922)
My Wife’s Relations (1922)
The Blacksmith (1922) (directed by Buster Keaton and Malcolm St. Clair)
The Frozen North (1922)
The Electric House (1922)
Day Dreams (1922)
The Balloonatic (1923)
The Love Nest (1923)

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