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In 1965, famous playwright Samuel Beckett shot his only film with an old and enigmatic Buster Keaton in the leading role. The making-of shows that Keaton actually had no idea what he was doing on the set and that Beckett also regarded his film as a failure. Yet it remains an intriguing masterpiece.
Captain Maurice Seddon was a British eccentric who preferred to heat his body than his house, and so he invented electric clothing. This curious portrait is also a striking piece of media history, as it partly comprises Seddon’s countless TV appearances, for instance in the David Letterman Show.