Keaton or Chaplin? Chaplin or Keaton?

Chaplin and Keaton

Keaton or Chaplin? Chaplin or Keaton? It’s an age old debate. Like yin and yang, black and white, east coast rap and west coast rap, Chaplin and Keaton dwell on opposing ends of the silent comedy genius spectrum. Is it possible to decide which is better? Is it even necessary?

Turns out it’s not necessary… According to Gary Crucianelli, Chaplin and Keaton are less east coast- west coast and more like chocolate and peanut butter. The answer is simple – Keaton and Chaplin.  Read his excellent “Buster Keaton the Inventor and Charlie Chaplin the Conjurer” at popmatters and rest easy knowing you can love them both equally.

About prettycleverfilmgal

Social media consultant, blogger for hire, and lover of classic movies and silent films. I often watch, consider, and write about movies when I should really be doing other things.

Posted on September 22, 2011, in Miscellany, Readings and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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