The Relationship Between Buster Keaton And Charlie Chaplin

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When identifying film connections, some relations are more pronounce than others. Visually, many of Bitzer’s techniques can be observed through the works of many artists after him. As a pioneering cinematographer, Bitzer developed camera tactics of use that set the standards for all motion pictures to come; such as, the use of last-minute rescues, editing to create mayhem in rapid editing through speed, camera angles, pacing, and more alike. Most, if not all, of Bitzer’s mechanisms can be recognized through the works of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. Less prominent are the interconnected relationships among Mack Sennett, the producer and director responsible for first hiring Charlie Chaplin, and eventually directing Buster Keaton in The Timid Young Man in 1935, following MGM film studio’s creation. By way of this connection, Keaton and Chaplin supported and progressed the initial breakthroughs and intuitive understandings identified by Mack Sennett (Wexman, 2010, pg. 73).
In the genre of film comedy, emphasis on humor is designed to produce laughter and amusement from the audience. Film comedy, to Keaton, was used as a method to demonstrate things that would happen to him in the universe, but refashioning them into a comical form. Buster Keaton, who was known for his pork pie hat and never smiling, was a touchstone for dramas and strongly believed in creativity, inventiveness, the processes of forming opinions about life, and most importantly, timing. Due to the immense

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