Thirty years on from playing his first ever silent film, Keaton’s Steamboat Bill Jr, musician and broadcaster Neil Brand (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Brand) ponders the great man’s films from the pianist’s perspective, and introduces the UK premiere of the newly discovered cut of The Blacksmith (1922, 21min).
What is Buster Keaton’s music? How can a musician assist one of the world’s greatest clowns in reducing an audience to hysterics, and what can we learn from body language, timing and surprise?
I saw the new-found cut of The Blacksmith at Pordenone and it contains the best joke of the film. Thoroughly recommended.
Tickets can be purchased here (https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=4FE1678B-C2EC-4036-B0C2-C2C34E93643E&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=1018A10E-CB29-406C-A162-DE1105218885) from 7th January for members and 14th January for non-members.
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