For most of Keaton’s life, he was known as a silent movie star or comic man in commercials. But a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of “The Railrodder” gives a true look at who Buster Keaton really is. During the making of the documentary “Buster Rides Again,” Potterton decided it was too dangerous for the actor to cross a 200-foot bridge while standing on a train carriage with his face hidden behind a sheet. giant map. Instead, he decided that Keaton should cross the bridge while doing the laundry, but the comedian wasn’t satisfied with a safer way of gagging, insist:
“It’s not dangerous. It’s childish, for love of Mike… I do worse things in my sleep. In my own backyard with a swimming pool, I have many opportunities. more than that.”
Keep in mind that Keaton was 69 years old at the time, the age when most people want to sit in their rocking chair and take a cat nap. But not Buster Keaton. He likes to live dangerously (even when he insists what he does is not dangerous) and sets his own limits. He never sacrifices a unique game for something safer, less enjoyable, and he doesn’t back down when he knows he’s right. In the end, Keaton won, and performed the extremely risky stunt without a hitch.
Next, despite declining health due to lung cancer, Keaton continued to shoot “The Movie” written by Samuel Beckett.
https://www.slashfilm.com/950081/how-tv-breathed-new-life-into-buster-keatons-career/ How television breathed new life into Buster Keaton’s career