As I am writing those lines, I’m halfway through Keaton’s memoirs titled Slapstick. In this anecdotic autobiography we learn how he came into show business with his family’s vaudeville and how he entered in the filmmaking business.
The most interesting part is to discover how he was a practical joker and how he always made fun of his peers. However, having read here and there bits and parts of his life there’s not much else to learn. But it’s always rewarding to read about the first stages of the media and how a man who succeeded and then failed sees and perceives the industry.
So without much further ramblings, here’s a top of his feature films:
1. The General
2. Sherlock Jr.
3. The Cameraman
4. Steamboat Bill Jr.
5. Our Hospitality
6. The Navigator
7. Seven Chances
What do you think of this top list? What your’s would look like?