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(856) 7.5 102 min 2018

The Great Buster is a movie starring Peter Bogdanovich, Dick Cavett, and Frank Capra. Documentary on the life and works of comic genius Buster Keaton, directed by Peter Bogdanovich.

Starring
Peter Bogdanovich, James Curtis, Frank Capra, Dick Cavett
Genres
Biography, Documentary
Director
Peter Bogdanovich

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Biography, Documentary
Director Peter Bogdanovich
Writer Peter Bogdanovich
Stars Peter Bogdanovich, James Curtis, Frank Capra, Dick Cavett
Country USA
Also Known As Niepowtarzalny Buster Keaton, Buster Ha'Gadol, El gran Buster, The Great Buster: A Celebration, Suuri Buster
Runtime 1H 42M
Description Documentary on the life and works of comic genius Buster Keaton, directed by Peter Bogdanovich.

Top reviews

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020 13:34

While the film is not about gazillions of dollars, it is about something. "To Tell the Truth" is a film about something. It shows the human relationship with money and the choices we make about it. What really interests me about this film is that the main focus is "What is money?" As you see this film you'll notice that the two main characters (Freddie and Blanche) are genuinely fascinated with money. While Freddie and Blanche are not really convinced on the 'value' of money. They think that money is 'stuff' and that it should only be 'used' in the correct way. In the other films of the Pixar Animation Studios, they show us the real impact of money on our lives. While we are away from the big city, they show us how money can actually be used to better things. But, to be honest, these are all pictures of things we are used to. The Great Buster is about something else. It's about an American family who find a little bit of money, and it changes their lives. The first thing they do is to make a "dream machine". This machine, as you see in the film, has amazing possibilities to bring people together. And this is what leads to the amazing story of this family. As this machine is started, they are the only ones who can get it in. All of the other people are required to pay a very high price in order to get it. While in the real world, this machine can bring people together. But, as with most machines, this machine is a little bit too big and that causes it to become un-usable. What the machine doesn't want to do is stop this great event, and the two main characters realize that this machine could be used in a different way. This is what causes them to create this machine, which they use to get money. This film shows the amazing opportunities that money can have. It shows us that in the real world, we should spend our money wisely. But, when money is brought into the family's life, it is really something that the two characters are fascinated with. This is where the real action of this film comes in. They decide to use their money for the family's dream. It shows that the choices we make about money can really have a great impact on our lives. And, in my opinion, this is what I really like about the film. I don't think that it is very obvious, what the real impact of money is. I think that it is something that is hidden away inside us. I think it is something that is very important. This film is really a great reflection on the impact of money, and what can really happen to our lives if we spend too much of it. 8/10
Friday, 10 Jul 2020 07:51

I took the liberty of watching "The Great Buster" a few weeks ago, and I have to say that it was a thoroughly entertaining documentary. It was a little hard to follow, but the themes of family, racism, how movies have evolved over the years, and the history of the black community in the 1940s are all fascinating. I had read some negative comments on this movie, and was surprised at how much more positive they were. I believe that most critics of this movie were too bogged down in their own concerns about whether they liked the movie or not, and really should have seen the film and come to their own conclusion. I would recommend it to anyone, even if you're not a "Slavery" fan. It is a great history lesson, and will keep you entertained for a good 90 minutes. And if you're like me and you like to know a little about the African-American community in the 1930s, you'll love it. My favorite quotes from the movie: - "We should take a song of my own to "America's Sweethearts", like "the stars and stripes" and "this land was given to us by our forefathers", it's a song that I like. And like the other song that the slaves sang, "When we go home, there's nobody to take us to the hills." "The dawn of freedom/ The dawn of freedom" was also a great quote. I also love that they talked about the song "Mississippi" as being the main theme of the movie. The movie also talked about the war, and why blacks had been forced to fight in the war. If you're interested in a movie with a good history lesson, I recommend this one. 8/10
Sunday, 26 Apr 2020 12:59

Buster was only one of many young Australians who turned their backs on the dangers of alcohol and towards a more conservative and less-radical way of life. Their lives are brilliantly depicted in this well-paced documentary about the heroes and villains of the early 20th century and what it was like to be young, and unknowing, in this turbulent era. As an actor myself, I was always fascinated by Buster's life. I saw him at his peak in the late 1920s, and he became known as a the drinker and the rebellious youth. I had always had an uneasy feeling that there was something missing from him, but this documentary filled in a lot of the gaps. Buster is shown as a cynical man who ended up being more rebellious than he originally wanted. His mental deterioration over time is shown very realistically, and is painful to watch. He is shown in multiple settings as a young man, in his youth, in his late twenties and late thirties, and all the way to his death. He was an incredibly complex character, and it is interesting to see how he grew and changed throughout the film, and how he changed people's attitudes towards him. I think he was a true hero, who dedicated his life to providing for the needs of others and providing for the welfare of his fellow countrymen. There are many characters in this film, but the ones I most identified with are the following: Wollstonecraft, the spiritualist, who gave him spiritual guidance and counseling; the "Belle Scot" who had strong opinions on the gender roles; the reformer whose philosophy was to provide for the welfare of others, but also to provide for his own desires and ego; the "Buster" who showed that man can still be a rebel, despite the death of his parents and the end of his life. Buster, like many young men in his generation, was ready to take any risk. I am not sure if the documentary shows Buster's true transformation, but it is clear that his views of the world and the world around him changed drastically during his life. The changes in his personality are both shocking and life changing. Buster had the attitude of a man who was extremely fearless, but also who had an outlook on life that was heavily influenced by religious ideas and an understanding of social and economic issues. I think that Buster was the most intelligent man I have ever known and his knowledge of many different cultures and the languages spoken in different parts of the world was quite impressive. This documentary shows many of Buster's different personality traits in an entertaining manner and shows how he was able to change his views during his life and how he affected people's opinions towards him. Overall, the documentary was very well done, showing Buster's varied personality traits, both positive and negative, as well as his gradual and painful changes of mind.


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