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Slapstick comedy films
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Buster Keaton; Kathryn McGuire; Joe Keaton; Margaret Leahy; Wallace Beery; Joseph M Schenck; Edward Cline; Jean Havez; Joseph A Mitchell; Clyde Bruckman; Robert Israel; Lee Erwin; Kino International Corporation,; Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra,; Club Foot Orchestra,; Metro Pictures Corporation,
|Language Note:||Silent with English intertitles and musical score.|
|Notes:||Special features: Sherlock Jr. : audio commentary by film historian David Kalat ; documentary short on the making of the film, written by film historian David B. Pearson ; visual essay on the film's locations by Silent Echoes author John Bengtson. Three ages: Man's Genesis (1912) a nine-minute excerpt of the D.W. Griffith prehistoric romance that inspired Keaton's parody ; visual essay on the film's locations by Silent Echoes author John Bengtson ; Three Ages re-cut as a trio of stand-alone short films.|
|Credits:||Sherlock Jr.: photographed by Byron Houck and Elgin Lessley ; music by The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra and The Club Foot Orchestra ; Three ages: photographed by Elgin Lessley and William McGann ; music arranged and conducted by Robert Israel ; organ score by Lee Erwin.|
|Cast:||Sherlock Jr.: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton; Three ages: Buster Keaton, Margaret Leahy, Wallace Beery.|
|Target Audience:||Not rated.|
|Description:||2 videodiscs (approximately 108 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD; NTSC; HD from archival 35 mm; 2.0 stereo.; 5.1 surround sound (Sherlock Jr.).|
|Contents:||Sherlock Jr. (45 min., 1924) / a Metro attraction ; directed by Buster Keaton ; produced by Joseph M. Schenck ; screenplay by Jean Havez, Joseph Mitchell, & Clyde Bruckman --
Three ages (63 min., 1923) / a Metro attraction ; directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline ; produced by Joseph M. Schenck ; screenplay by Jean Havez, Joseph Mitchell, & Clyde Bruckman.
|Other Titles:||Buster Keaton :
Another comedy for film-lovers (that plays upon the conventions of cinema), Three Ages is a clever spoof of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. In Keaton's multi-narrative epic, man's primal quest for love is played out in the Stone Age, Ancient Rome, and the Jazz Age.