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The Cameraman

Edward Sedgwick / US, 1928 / 78 min.

Buster Keaton plays a cameraman for a New York newsreel service hunting for scoops. Unfortunately, he is always late … until lady luck smiles. Composer Martin de Ruiter composed a new jazzy score for one of Keaton’s best films.

poster The Cameraman (Edward Sedgwick, US 1928)
Buster Keaton (‘Buster’) wants to be a real professional cameraman who always gets there first for the scoop. However, laws and practical considerations such as the fact that Buster is always too late get between dream and deed. However, one day, Buster, accidentally provides unique materials and seems to impress his secret crush at the office.

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Edward Sedgwick

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Original title

The Cameraman


78 min.


live music, English



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