A podcast from renowned silent film accompanist/historian Ben Model covering the techniques of creating and performing live scores to silent films, as well as a discussion of the language of silent cinema. Find what goes on in the mind of a silent film accompanist before, during and after playing for a show. Learn about the aesthetics of silent filmmaking and storytelling language.
While taking my daughter to school this morning, a boy who looked like he was around 11 (and who attends her school) came up to us. He asked me, "Are you the guy who showed a Buster Keaton movie at school last year?" I said I was (I had showed One Week and handed out pieces of 35mm movie film to everyone). He said "My cat's name is Buster. But his nickname is Buster Keaton...instead of Buster Kitten."