Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thank you, universe. For life, love or maybe just a picture of Buster Keaton with Samuel Beckett.
Presumably taken on the set of Film, a synopsis is attached, for your perusal:

Samuel Beckett’s only venture into the medium of cinema, Film was written in 1963 and filmed in New York in the summer of 1964, directed by Alan Schneider and featuring Buster Keaton. For the shooting Mr. Beckett made his only trip to America. The film, which has no dialogue, takes its basis Berkeley’s theory Esse est percepti, that is “to be is to be perceived”: even after all outside perception -- be it animal, human or divine -- has been suppressed, self perception remains.

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