Charlie chaplin, buster keaton, and harry langdon were all perennial misfits who, even when they triumphed, never really became part of society harold lloyd, however, was the bourgeois comedian – the little guy who would do anything to impress the boys at the rotary club. Of those, chaplin also wrote 62 (keaton 39), edited 56 (keaton 8), produced 36 (keaton 14), and scored 13 (keaton 0) every charlie chaplin film was quite literally a film by charlie chaplin he was the most auteurish director of all-time. Charlie chaplin got his start at keystone (his first film was the short making a living (1914)) and made numerous short films from 1914-1919 (for keystone, essanay, mutual, and first national), until his first full-length feature that he directed, wrote, and acted in, the kid (1921) - see below. Both charlie chaplin’s the gold rush, and buster keaton’s the general have similarities and differences between each other the similarities they have is about their narratives thier premise is about the main protagonist who goes to do dangerous tasks to win the love of their life.
I n contrast to his great rival buster keaton – essentially a deadpan clown buffeted by circumstance – chaplin developed a style of heartfelt comedy about striving and betterment the rundown. Both charlie chaplin and buster keaton are considered to be greatest actors of the silent film era they both helped the movie industry by making funny and popular films both were actors with own inimitable styles and both directed their own films. Ever since i was a kid, i have been listening to the ridiculous debate about charlie chaplin versus buster keaton – which comic is funnier, less sentimental, more artistic, etc – as though great movie comics are so plentiful that we must compare apples to oranges.
He mentored charlie chaplin and discovered buster keaton and bob hope arbuckle was one of the most popular silent stars of the 1910s, and soon became one of the highest paid actors in hollywood, signing a contract in 1920 with paramount pictures for us$1 million (equivalent to approximately $14,000,000 in 2017 dollars  . Most moviegoers -- if they remember him at all -- picture buster keaton as an absurd, slapstick clown, a charming but somewhat inferior rival to charlie chaplin from the days of silent film and. Charlie chaplin, harold lloyd and buster keaton are the actors inevitably cited whenever silent movie comedy is discussed of the three, lloyd was the most popular then and the least regarded now—he embodied the can-do spirit of an ambitious office clerk determined to climb the ladder of success. These powers are unique to keaton, who has been widely considered superior to charlie chaplin for his gentle coolness and deadpan bewilderment, (macdonald 6) both in the general and sherlock jr, keaton is at his best.
Charlie chaplin vs buster keaton it is hard to compare to great actors just as it is hard to compare two sportsmen both charlie chaplin and buster keaton are considered to be greatest actors of the silent film era. He is not a comic artist, although he stands with chaplin and buster keaton in the first trio of the screen's laugh-makers, above and apart altogether from the custard pie pack. Comparison of charlie chaplin and buster keaton in his essay performance, enunciation and self-reference in hollywood comedian comedy, steve seidman explores the various “extrafictional” (seidman, 21) features that influence comedian comedy films.
Well, as in mathematics, we cannot compare incomparable values or different units of measure, just like we cannot and should not compare the comedy styles of charles chaplin and buster keaton the difference between them is just immense. Slapstick at its finest: payday (1922) directed by charlie chaplin one week (1920) directed by buster keaton and edward cline the two movies i will be comparing are payday directed by charlie chaplin and one week directed by buster keaton and eddie kline (. – the style of buster keaton is a huge factor in the appeal of the film the way he moves smoothly between feats of the ridiculous and the magnificent without his manner betraying the disconnect adds unexpected sophistication to the character all while being belly-laugh funny.
Why buster keaton is better than charlie chaplin earlier this week sean posted a reasoned, well thought-out, but ultimately misguided essay on charlie chaplin's superiority i am now charged with the thankless task of setting him straight. “jackie chan was the buster keaton of our era in dozens of films made in hong kong, he combined comedy and action in films that capitalized on the haplessness of his character who always triumphed in the end. Harold lloyd's safety last (1923), like all of his films, was preserved by the comedian but rarely shown having been through most of charlie chaplin and virtually everything by buster keaton, i viewed it for the first time last week, and it was my first harold lloyd.
Acknowledged by modern viewers and critics as one of the three great hollywood comedy stars of the silent era (along with charlie chaplin and harold lloyd), buster keaton was the least commercially successful of them at the time. Comedy flourished: arbuckle, chaplin, lloyd, keaton and more it was a great era for light-hearted silent comedy, with the triumvirate of humorists: charlie chaplin, buster keaton, and harold lloyd, and the early popularity of roscoe fatty arbuckle until a scandal destroyed his career in 1921. Buster keaton was born with the movies in 1895 he learned his timing and honed his comic instincts in vaudeville, beginning at age 5 as the youngest member of the three keatons his parents, joe and myra, used their child as a prop he was, his biographer jeffrey vance writes, routinely thrown.