P446 ORACLE 446 Mon12 Oct C4 1750:02                   This page previews A review of films on Wednes$—x's Channel 4. Buster Keaton There's documentary more about follows.... movies on 4-Tel 445.     1/4 Shelf Life Sport On 4 Facts Computing
P446 ORACLE 446 Mon12 Oct C4 1750:00  4-Tel         9.00pm WEDNESDAY Channel 4 concludes its three-week tribute to the great silent film star Buster Keaton by looking at his twilight years. Keaton finally found domestic bliss with his third wife, Eleanor, and professional rehabilitation as his genius bec!lf recognised all over the world. He managed to cure his alcoholism and the great Keaton revival was under way - more so when Life Magazine ran a tribute to the silent comic.  2/4 Shelf Life Sport On 4 Facts Computing
P446 ORACLE 446 Mon12 Oct C4 1750:00  4-Tel         By 1949 Keaton was suddenly in demand - not only by Hollywood but by the new medium of television. He rediscovered the thrill of performing live, and even playdb in a circus in Paris. Actor James Mason bought Keaton's old house and found in it some of his silent films and they were restored for the public. By the time Keaton died in 1966 he had been acclaimed as one of the giants of the cinema.  3/4 Shelf Life Sport On 4 Facts Computing
P446 ORACLE 446 Mon12 Oct C4 1751:03  4-Tel         This final programme explores some of the lesser-known aspects of Keaton's career, such as his work as a gag writer for the Marx Brothers and Red Skelton. It also includes rare recordings of his TV appearances and commercials. Wednesday's programme features an interview with Keaton's widow, Eleanor, who describes the man who never held a grudge against anyone and was worchng up to his death at the age of 70.  4/4 Shelf Life Sport On 4 Facts Computing