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  • Judith Rosenberg
    Live Music

    On piano


Buster Keaton, Ann Cornwall, Harold Goodwin, Snitz Edwards,

Following on the rigor of The General, Keaton offered College to his many fans as a pure laugh-riot, and it is, the more so if you identify (as you must) with Buster’s Little Man on Campus: an egghead freshman in an exclusively jock college who, unlike his moneyed classmates, has to work his way through school. Keaton holds no illusions about male bonding or male privilege, and College remains as current as the day it was made. With one exception: Buster in blackface (an all-too-common holdover from vaudeville) is hounded out of the cafeteria by the black kitchen staff, the point being that he is everywhere the outsider.

Judy Bloch
  • Carl Harbaugh
  • Bryan Foy
  • J. Devereux Jennings
  • Bert Haines
  • English
Print Info
  • B&W
  • DCP
  • Silent
  • 64 mins
  • Kino Lorber

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College (review), Reader (Chicago, Ill.), 2004

On film : surreal meets slapstick (program note), Reader (Chicago, Ill.), Bill Stamets, 2002

Buster Keaton forever: Keaton centennial: 1895-1995 (program note), Pacific Film Archive, Judy Bloch, 1995

Keaton 100 (program note), Cinematheque Ontario/a division of Toronto International Film Festival Group, Sam Harkness, 1995

Forever Buster: Buster Keaton centennial tribute (program note), Castro Theatre, 1995

Keaton, the man who wouldn't lie down -- excerpt (book excerpt), Charles Scribner's Sons, Tom Dardis, 1979

College (distributor materials), Kit Parker Films, 1979

Keaton, the man who wouldn't lie down -- excerpt (book excerpt), Charles Scribner's Sons, Tom Dardis, 1979

Buster Keaton -- excerpt (book excerpt), Indiana University Press, David Robinson, 1969

Buster Keaton Film Festival de films (program note), National Film Theatre (Ottawa), 1968

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