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Buster Keaton

David Robinson

Buster Keaton

a hard act to follow

by David Robinson

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Published by Channel 4 Television Company, Thames Television in London .
Written in English

  • Keaton, Buster.

  • Edition Notes

    Filmography, p16-17; Bibliography, p18.

    Statement[written by David Robinson].
    The Physical Object
    Pagination18p. :
    Number of Pages18
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14564548M

    Nov 10,  · The greatest of the silent clowns is Buster Keaton, not only because of what he did, but because of how he did it. Harold Lloyd made us laugh as much, Charlie Chaplin moved us more deeply, but no one had more courage than Buster. I define courage as Hemingway did: "Grace under pressure." In films that combined comedy with extraordinary physical risks, Buster Keaton played a brave spirit 4/4. About the Book Buster Keaton “can impress a weary world with the vitally important fact that life, after all, is a foolishly inconsequential affair,” wrote critic Robert Sherwood in A century later Keaton, with his darkly comic “theater of the absurd,” speaks to audiences like no other silent comedian. Perhaps Buster Keaton was the greatest stunt person of all time. Somebody could probably write a whole book on the physics of Buster Keaton, but I am just going to look at one stunt today.

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The Best of Buster: The classic comedy scenes direct from the films of Buster Keaton. by Richard J. Anobile | Jan 1, out of. The Fall of Buster Keaton: His Films for Mgm, Educational Pictures, and Columbia. Joseph Frank Keaton (October 4, – February 1, ), known professionally as Buster Keaton, was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer.

He is best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression that earned him the nickname Buster Keaton book Great Stone Face".

Buster Keaton: the Persistence of Comedy tells of the most dazzling and enigmatic of the silent clowns, a man who began his career in vaudeville as one-third of the Three Keatons, joining his parents at age four in their legendarily violent knockabout comedy act/5.

Nov 21,  · Before Edgar Wright and Wes Anderson, before Chuck Jones and Jackie Chan, there was Buster Keaton, one of the founding fathers of visual comedy.

And. Jan 29,  · So lately I've been investigating two of the most overlooked stars of the silent era, Norma and Constance Talmadge, and their sister Natalie (Buster Keaton's first wife). While Norma and Constance were once wildly popular, critically praised, and well-liked by their Hollywood co-stars, they've become surprisingly obscure.

And unfortunately, a kind of bizarre mythology has. Sep 27,  · Keaton Sr. was reportedly a heavy drinker. The book Buster Keaton: Cut To The Chase by Marion Meade highlighted the comedian’s background in an attempt to shed light on the performer’s demons.

A review on Publishers Weekly says that Joe “beat him at the first sign of fear” and that “Keaton left his uncaring parents and began.

Buster Keaton: cut to the chase User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Released to coincide with the centenary of Keaton's birth, this comprehensive biography fills gaps in the silent-film comedian's life history while dispelling a few rumors.

Keaton was a huge fan of train history and had read the book. Although it was written from the Union Army perspective, Keaton did not believe that the audience would accept Confederates as villains and changed the story's point of view.

Keaton attempted to rent the real-life General for the on: The Great Locomotive Chase, by. Buster Keaton.likes · 1, talking about this. "When we made pictures, we ate, slept and dreamed them." -- Buster KeatonFollowers: K.

The Paperback of the Buster Keaton: Tempest In A Flat Hat by Edward McPherson at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more. Hopefully this book will enlighten a new generation to the genius of Buster Keaton.

I highly recommend this book Speechy: More than 1 year ago: Edward McPherson’s Tempest in a Flat Hat is the best Buster /5(5). “Buster Keaton: Interviews”, p, Univ. Press of Mississippi 47 Copy quote.

I don't feel qualified to talk about my work. Buster Keaton. Feels, Qualified. 30 Copy quote. I`ve had few dull moments [in my life] and not too many sad and defeated ones.

In saying this I am by no means overlooking the rough and rocky years I`ve lived through. To be eligible for the grant, you must develop a project that relates to Buster Keaton — his life, his films, Buster Keaton book his influence.

Projects can take nearly any form, though examples may include a film, an article, a book, a poem, a musical score for a Keaton film, photography, painting, film preservation or restoration.

Sep 01,  · Timed to coincide with Cohen Media’s restorations of Buster Keaton’s silent features, “The Great Buster: A Celebration” is a by-the-book documentary of the great comedian’s life and. Jun 06,  · Book Reviews: “Keaton” By Rudi Blesh And “Tempest In A Flat Hat” By Edward McPherson Posted on June 6, by Lea S.

As part of the ongoing, year-long celebration of his entry into films, I will periodically review the prominent books on Buster Keaton. Buster Keaton. Find on IMDB; Find on Wikipedia; Reviewed Filmography *; Articles; The Image Book () — (archive footage) Matt Zoller Seitz The General () — Johnnie Gray, Directed by Roger Ebert * This filmography is not intended to be a comprehensive list of this artist’s work.

Buster Keaton: Home, Muskegon, Michigan. likes. A documentary film project designed to capture the fascinating story of how Joseph Frank Keaton became vaudeville star and film pioneer Buster gtbabowling.comers: here on Magic Lantern's Buster Keaton [] Pages. back on page one: top of page • short profile • video & DVD collections • silent shorts • links.

back on page two: silent features • sound films • works about Buster Keaton. here on page three: sound films • image gallery • friends & family. Online sales in. Jan 28,  · Buster Keaton, original name Joseph Frank Keaton IV, (born October 4,Piqua, Kansas, U.S.—died February 1,Woodland Hills, California), American film comedian and director, the “Great Stone Face” of the silent screen, known for his deadpan expression and his imaginative and often elaborate visual comedy.

Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Buster Keaton - achieve your goals, perfect lined pages #1 (Buster Keaton Notebooks). Buster Keaton, in black and white This is a fairly straightforward account of the highs and lows of Keaton's family and professional life.

It's a well researched book and I learned a lot about the silent film legend. This said, I feel like some of the magic of his onscreen persona is missing here. Buster Keaton Remembered by Eleanor Keaton, Jeffrey Vance and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Buster Keaton: Interviews, Paperback by Sweeney, Kevin W.

(EDT), ISBNISBNBrand New, Free shipping in the US Interviews from the beginning of Buster Keaton's career in the s to the year before his death are brought together in a volume that provides a critical perspective on his acting and cinematic techniques and includes pieces by Studs Terkel and Rex /5(2).

"A film comedy is assembled with the same precision as the inner working of a watch." With his trademark porkpie hat, floppy shoes, and deadpan facial expression, Buster Keaton () is one of the most iconic stars of Hollywood's silent and early sound eras.

His elaborate sets, careful camerawork, and risky pratfalls have been mimicked by film comedians for generations. [For another recent biography of Keaton, see Larry Edwards's Buster, LJ 4/15/Ed.]-Jayne Plymale-Jackson, Univ.

of Georgia Libs., Athens. Library Journal. Meade's is a better book than Edwards' "Buster", but it isn't the biography admirers of the great solemn-faced silent film comedian would have liked to mark the centenary of his birth.1/5(4).

Buster Keaton, Actor: The General. Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing.

In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine show that included family friend, illusionist Harry Born: Oct 04, Jan 01,  · Keaton Biography Explores 'Tempest in a Flat Hat' July 9, • Jennifer Ludden talks to Edward McPherson about his new biography of silent film Author: Edward Mcpherson.

Dec 29,  · Buster Keaton - Chase Scene 1 - Seven Chances () Skip navigation Sign in. Search. Loading Close. This video is unavailable. Watch Queue Queue. Watch Queue Queue. Remove all. Buster Keaton was comedian and film director who starred in silent films in the s.

He was a contemporary of Charlie Chaplin and started in Oct 04, Keaton himself verified the origin of his nickname "Buster", given to him by Houdini, when at the age of three, fell down a flight of stairs and was picked up and dusted off by Houdini, who said to Keaton's father Joe, also nearby, that the fall was 'a buster'.

Savvy showman Joe Keaton liked the nickname, which has stuck for more than years. Buster Keaton's Television Work of the s InCharlie Chaplin met Buster Keaton for the first time in decades when the Great Stone Face arrived to discuss their ultimately memorable scene in LIMELIGHT.

Apparently presuming that Keaton would arrive looking haggard and destitute and grateful for the bone the former Tramp was throwing him. Silent film star Buster Keaton () developed his trademark deadpan expression and acrobatic artistry, according to the author, as a result of the abuse he received from his father, Joe.

As par. The International Buster Keaton Society was established in with the purpose of fostering understanding and perpetuating appreciation of the life, career and films of Buster Keaton.

Get this from a library. Buster Keaton. [J -P Lebel] Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.

May 25,  · Buster Keaton stood out for how his face stood still. His torso was the embodiment of silent pictures' paradox, speaking the volumes that sound could not yet carry. The film stills in this. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Buster Keaton's Silent Shorts, by James L.

Neibaur and Terri Niemi (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. The silent screen’s “Great Stone Face,” and arguably its most prodigious comedian, Buster Keaton is famous for films such as The General and The traces both the development and decline of this great performer with compassion and accuracy, from his childhood in vaudeville to his glory days as a silent screen star and MGM contract actor, his descent into alcoholism, and.

Feb 01,  · Writer—and avowed fan—Edward McPherson takes the reader on a fascinating journey through Buster Keaton’s life and times, from the vaudeville stage to the glittering screens of early Hollywood, where he rivaled even Charlie Chaplin as the master of silent comedy. "The remarkable thing about Buster Keaton is that within the world of film he could do anything.

[The book] is a concise synthesis of critical opinions on Keaton which is most useful and insightful in its attention to the tension between vaudeville-based gags and. Buster Keaton’s Marriage — Only Three Weeks – by Willis Goldbeck, originally published in Motion Picture, October “Silence is of the gods; only monkeys chatter.” I sat once in a famous theater in the London Haymarket, and heard that proverb drip from the oily tongue of an aged Chinese philosopher.

It glittered for the moment. Buster Keaton was a comedian and actor famous for his stoic and deadpan expression in his silent films.

This biography of Buster Keaton provides detailed information about his .Apr 19,  · Given the choice between a book and a baseball bat, there is no choice for Buster. He’ll take the bat every time Buster Keaton and the World of Objects - Los Angeles Review of Books.From the chief film critic of Slate comes a fresh and captivating biography on comedy legend and acclaimed filmmaker Buster Keaton that also explores the evolution of film from the silent era to the s.

As one of the most famous faces of silent cinema, Buster Keaton was and continues to be revered for his stoic expressions, clever visual gags, and acrobatic physicality in classics such as.