Definitions

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  • adj. Of or relating to Buster Keaton (1895–1966), American comic actor, filmmaker, and producer, best known for silent films with deadpan slapstick.

Etymologies

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Keaton +‎ -esque

Examples

  • Madame Souza comes across as an obnoxious stoic, Champion is an aloof stoic (why he is drawn to resemble Buster Keaton when he never engages in Keatonesque humor?), Bruno is a third-rate and overweight approximation of a stock Disney canine, and the Triplets are a bunch of cackling hags out of touch with reality.

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  • Funny, frantic, and with a subversive intelligence, Aaron Petrovich's Keatonesque heroes, Detectives Smith and Smith, stumble upon a bizarre new religion while following the trail of a murdered mathematician's missing organs.

    Culture

  • It's not merely Depp's physical dexterity that impresses: he has a melancholic inner stillness that's genuinely Keatonesque.

    Silent Clown, Chatty Killer

  • Mr. Baryshnikov's innate genius and good-natured, Keatonesque flair save the day for him-just.

    Who's Normal, Anyway? Baryshnikov's New Vehicle

  • Don't expect Jackie's patented gung fu balletics and Keatonesque physical humor; there is none of that here.

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