• Greek Title Ο θαλασσοπόρος
  • Original Title The navigator
  • Year: 1924
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: USA
  • Duration: 59'
  • Director: Donald Crisp, Buster Keaton
  • Scriptwriter: Clyde Bruckman, Joseph A. Mitchell, Jean C. Havez
  • Cinematography: Byron Houck, Elgin Lessley
  • Editing: Buster Keaton
  • Music / Score: Antonio Coppola με το συγκρότημα Octuor de France
  • Cast: Buster Keaton, Kathryn Mc Guire, Frederick Vroom, Clarence Burton, H. N. Clugston, Noble Johnson
  • Production: Buster Keaton, Joseph M. Schenck
  • Color: Black & White
  • Audio: Silent
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • Restoration: Αποκατεστημένη σε 4Κ το 2021 από τη Lobster Films και το Μουσείο Μοντέρνας Τέχνης της Νέας Υόρκης (MoMA), από τη μοναδική πρωτογενή ασπρόμαυρη κόπια που φυλασσόταν εκεί. Ο Antonio Coppola συνέθεσε και διεύθυνε τη νέα μουσική επένδυση, η οποία παίχτηκε από τους Octuor de France και ηχογραφήθηκε στο στούντιο L.E. Diapason. Restored in 4K in 2021 by Lobster Films and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) of New York from the sole surviving first generation print in black and white held in the collections of MoMA. The new music score was composed and conducted by Antonio Coppola, was played by the Octuor de France and was recorded at L.E. Diapason studio.
  • Print Source: Lobster Films

Just as in The General (1926), the other famous comedy by Keaton, the general is a locomotive, in this one the navigator is a steamer, which, through a series of accidents, drifts out into the ocean. The only ones on- board are an intrepid young man, scion of a rich family, and a young woman, daughter of a ship owner. According to Mario Soldati, while love is omnipresent in Keaton’s films, in this one it is by far the main theme. With all its uncertainties and misunderstandings, with its idyllic, tragic and of course comic moments, as well as with the counterpoints of emptiness and loneliness, at the end love triumphs.

Buster Keaton (1895-1966) spent his childhood with his parents on stage in American vaudeville. It is said that the famous magician Houdini gave him the name "Buster", when, only 18 months old, he survived after falling off a staircase. Also known as "The Great Stone Face", he shares with Chaplin the undisputed genius of American silent comedy, with a cooler, more geometric and less emotional style.

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