Directed by Edward Sedgwick
and Buster Keaton
- United States - 75 min
Tintype photographer Buster falls in love with Sally,
a secretary for the M-G-M Newsreel, and pawns his
still camera in order to buy an antiquated movie camera.
At Sally's urging, Buster photographs news events
that may be of interest to M-G-M, but all of his attempts
turn out badly. Sally tips Buster off about an impending
tong war in Chinatown, and he covers all the dangerous
action only to find that he had no film in his camera.
The following day, Buster is filming a regatta and
Sally falls overboard from the boat of Stagg, a cowardly
M-G-M cameraman who deserts her to save himself. Buster
rescues Sally and wins her undying love.
POEMS FROM THIS CHALLENGE:
By Tom Mallouk
he carries his camera, sets it up for looking
and the man in charge is there to take care of watching.
Everything is in place. Secure, so that nothing
Everything will be there when he returns. It is
safe to travel.
He leaves and takes up his place, all his places
even those he has not visited since he was a boy
and knew nothing of the larger watching world.
All there was the game.
He could lose himself even before he had a self
that was watching.
Finally, he races around the bases
forgetting, leaving himself behind.
By Cassiopeia Lloyd Perrin
Bites the dust his lady asks,
Spending energy on his run.
Wins his day but not his girl,
As the Yankees are not there.
Fat man is though,
Wrapped warm in ribbed wool
By Hanoch Guy
four year old son
runs around the track
in his new sailor suit.
You couldn't keep up with him.
Red blue balloons took him up
Your horse galloped
You fell, your white skirt torn
by the barbed wire.
Both of you gone.
I'm all alone I pawned my camera
bribed the cop
to let me in,
beg for a balloon
Like a madman I sift the sand.
Scoop the mud.
The crowd is cheering
I jump into the river.
AND THEIR PRIZES
By Seth Rosenman
wet or dry?
a tropical country
at silver stars
plan for a game.
Isnt Act your age
most unpatriotic thing
not the temperature,
life doesnt have a clock,
journeyman can win the Series
a pinch-hit home run
answer is yes,
boy can always dream.