Buster Keaton Remembered by Eleanor Keaton, Jeffrey Vance

By Eleanor Keaton, Jeffrey Vance

Identified for his mythical stone face and actual gags, Buster Keaton used to be a genius of silent-film comedy. many years after their free up, his video clips stay unsurpassed marvels of comedian invention and mechanical timing. In Buster Keaton remembered, an illustrated survey of Keaton's profession, Eleanor Keaton, his spouse of 26 years, and picture historian Jeffrey Vance offer a private account of this icon of yank cinema. Drawing on specialist papers, screenplays, studio files, and scrapbooks, the authors hint Keaton's beginnings in vaudeville, the place he perfected his gags; his first silent shorts with Roscoe Arbuckle; the intense positive factors he conceived, directed, produced, and played in; and his later sound movies for M-G-M and others. clean prints of vintage movie stills and never-before-published pictures from the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of movie Arts and Sciences, including a full of life, anecdotal textual content, supply a behind-the-scenes examine how Keaton got here up together with his hilarious rules, choreographed his complex stunts, and crafted his motion pictures.

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