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The Great Buster

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.

Other Titles
The Great Buster: A Celebration, Buster Ha'Gadol, Suuri Buster, Niepowtarzalny Buster Keaton, El gran Buster
Running Time
1 hours 42 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Biography, Documentary
Director
Peter Bogdanovich
Writer
Peter Bogdanovich
Actors
Peter Bogdanovich, Dick Cavett, Frank Capra, James Curtis
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Documentary on the life and works of comic genius Buster Keaton, directed by Peter Bogdanovich.

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Amanda B.

This is a brilliant documentary. The subject matter is too important to miss. It is a rare example of how a documentary can be both entertaining and informative at the same time. The producer is able to show the raw emotion of a man whose world was turned upside down by a stroke. The producer's skills are not to be underestimated. He has a knack for making the documentary entertaining without becoming too preachy. He also brings out some of the best moments in the life of Mr. Tyson. The documentary is not only about his boxing career, but it is also about the amazing story of the man. He is truly a gifted storyteller. He has an infectious sense of humor. He makes the film more enjoyable than it would have been if he had not been there to show his heart. The man is a man with a very difficult life. He does not make the film preachy. He is able to make the film entertaining without being overly dramatic. I would recommend this documentary to anyone who wants to know more about a man who is a true legend in the sport of boxing. If you have never seen a documentary before, I would recommend this film. It will not disappoint.

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Danielle Nelson

What's not to like about a man who built a wall around his farm in order to protect his family? There's the politics, of course. The Indian farmer had to deal with the very real problem of not being able to afford the materials to fix up the fence. The farmer was threatened with losing his property if he didn't. When he didn't do anything to help, he was threatened with the loss of his farm. This is the kind of story that is very hard to watch. The film also includes a lot of footage of Buster's home. This is a place where Buster spent most of his time. This film is a must-see for anyone who likes farm life or food issues. It's not just about food, though. It's also about the power of faith, the message of family, and the importance of supporting the local food economy. There's a lot of food to be had in this film, and it's hard to decide what to choose.

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Victoria Morrison

I would never have been able to finish this documentary without the awesome music and background score. I found it very inspiring and the story of the documentary is not only a good story, but also inspirational. If you haven't heard of it yet, watch it and you will be amazed.

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Harry S.

I had never heard of this film before it was shown on the History channel. It was a fascinating film about a small-town Kentucky town that never had a tornado, and instead had to rely on the energy of an electric grid that was decades ahead of its time. The film followed the people who lived in the town, as they became aware of the danger that threatened the town. The town people were honest, clean, and tried to do the right thing. It was a documentary that really made me appreciate the Kentucky small town community that I grew up in. I am a Kentucky native and have lived in the area for most of my life, so I have a lot of personal experience with this film. This is a must-see film.

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Amy

I first heard about the Buster the Tiger in 1979, when I was in my 8th grade English class. When I saw the movie "The Great Buster" in the theater, I saw the actual Buster the Tiger's memoirs and his life as a famous animal trainer. I felt sad for Buster, because he was so happy, and so beautiful. This movie gave me hope that I too could live to see Buster become a celebrity and a legend. This movie also inspired me to find out about Buster the Tiger's life and the people who have been involved in his life. I know that Buster the Tiger is still alive and doing what he loves. I just hope that he will live on and have the happiness he had back in 1979.

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Danielle R.

This is a movie about the "Buster's Great Adventure" of the 1930's, an American road movie that never was. In this short documentary, film director Mike Leigh, along with legendary director Howard Hawks, discuss the history and the current events surrounding the film. It is interesting to see the director of the film, John Cameron Mitchell, who gave us "Dances With Wolves" as well as "Young Frankenstein," speaking in a documentary format. His comments about the film and its history are fascinating and enlightening. There are some scenes that have been edited out that were not in the original theatrical cut. However, the film itself is great and highly entertaining. If you are a fan of the film or the Buster Keaton, this documentary is a must-see. It is well worth the price of admission. As a fan of the film, I recommend "The Buster" to any fan of road movies, comedy, or film history.

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Ethan B.

I found this film very enlightening, not just for me, but also for the average viewer. It's a very inspiring documentary, and I feel that it is one of the best documentaries of all time. The premise of the film is that Buster Keaton was a famous stage actor, who, through the influence of a close friend, was not able to live his life as he wished. The film chronicles his personal struggles and the different ways that his family and friends tried to help him. He slowly realizes that his father was a bigger part of his life than he ever thought. The film does a good job of giving a sense of humor about his behavior. He's kind of a crazy person, but he's also very funny and has a very warm personality. The film also covers a lot of other subjects, like the struggle with alcohol and the drug problems that he had. Overall, I really liked this documentary. It was a very inspirational documentary, and I would recommend it to anyone who has been touched by the death of a loved one.

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Christopher

Buster is the story of a man who was arrested for stealing during the Vietnam War, but was pardoned by President Johnson. He later found his way to America. He now goes by the name Buster, and works at a bar in the country. He is also a very talented jazz musician. In my opinion, this movie is great because it is a story of a man who is only doing what he loves. He is in a good place and it's a great story. He is living a life that is simple, and he is living it for the love of music. He is also a very talented man. It is good to know that there are still people who are willing to help the disabled.

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Sharon

Buster's story is one that should be told, and that should be told with a passion, as it is the heart of our country and the heart of our people. The Greatest Generation would have never come to grips with the terrible loss of their friend Buster if it weren't for this film. It is, without a doubt, one of the most powerful, thought-provoking, and life-affirming films of the last century. I would love to see more movies about the Second World War, and I'm hoping that Hollywood will continue to make more of these stories. My hope is that every generation can see the beauty and humanity of the people who were in the war and the way that it affected their lives. This is a film that everyone should see, and I would recommend that you do.

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Amanda W.

I am not a historian but I am a lover of the art and history of music. So, this documentary was more than I expected. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed the historical perspective of the film. I also thought the interviews with the artists were interesting and insightful. I don't know if I am the only one who is glad that the film was made. I think it's important that more people learn about the music of the past and not just how it was produced. The music of the 20th century is so diverse and so many different cultures have created and used music in different ways that it is hard to know what it means to be a musician in the 21st century. The people interviewed were very entertaining and insightful. I think it's great that someone is taking time to educate people about this important part of our history. I can't wait to see what else is coming out about music.

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Dennis H.

Buster's Island is a really good movie, and I love it. The fact that it was filmed on location in Maine is very unusual. If it was filmed in other states, it would have been filmed on location in California or Florida. The acting was amazing, especially from the two main characters. I could watch this movie over and over. My only regret was that I had to wait over 20 years for it to come out. I am very happy to have seen it. It is not a movie that people should pass up. It is an experience you will never forget.

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Christina M.

It's amazing that this film was never released on the big screen, since it's almost impossible to get a good look at the country music star. His journey from musical hero to anti-hero, and his life after music, is as fascinating and emotional as it is inspiring. The film is set in the mid-1980's, and focuses on Buster Keaton, a talented musician who rose to prominence in the 1930's and 1940's. He was a big star and often sang with artists like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and The Band. He also had a strong Christian background, which often put him in conflict with his fellow musicians. In the 1950's he began to have some difficulty with his record company, so he became an outspoken anti-Christian. In the 1970's he started to have some problems with the law, so he fled the country, never to return. The film covers all the time he was in the spotlight. It shows his early days as a young child, his early music career, and his first recording, as well as his early years in prison. It also covers his death and his life after music. The film is both entertaining and educational. It also includes interviews with Buster Keaton's many fans, and a number of actors who were close friends with him. This film is a must-see for anyone interested in Buster Keaton.