How the 1920s experiments of René Clair, Eisenstein and others look back to the marvels and gags of early cinema.
The Narrative-Machine: Buster Keaton’s Cinematic Comedy, Deleuze’s Recursion Function and the Operational Aesthetic
To incorporate his chain-reaction gags into a longer narrative, Keaton invented a distinctive form of “comic epic”.
In the hit Soviet comedy of 1965, seemingly innocuous slapstick carries a pointed political subtext.
On zombies, racism, subjectivity, and the insult as an expression of love.