Buster Keaton Remembered

Known for his legendary stone face and incredible physical gags, Buster Keaton 1895 1966 was a genius of silent film comedy Decades after their release, his movies remain unsurpassed marvels of comic invention and mechanical timing In Buster Keaton Remembered, a unique illustrated survey of Keaton s career, Eleanor Keaton, his wife of 26 years, and film historian JeKnown for his legendary stone face and incredible physical gags, Buster Keaton 1895 1966 was a genius of silent film comedy Decades after their release, his movies remain unsurpassed marvels of comic invention and mechanical timing In Buster Keaton Remembered, a unique illustrated survey of Keaton s career, Eleanor Keaton, his wife of 26 years, and film historian Jeffrey Vance provide a personal account of this icon of American cinema.Drawing on professional papers, screenplays, studio records, and scrapbooks, the authors trace Keaton s beginnings in vaudeville, where he perfected his gags his first silent shorts with Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle the brilliant features he conceived, directed, produced, and performed in and his later sound films for M G M and others Fresh prints of classic film stills and never before published photos from the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, together with a lively, anecdotal text, offer a behind the scenes look at how Keaton came up with his hilarious ideas, choreographed his elaborate stunts, and crafted his films.
Buster Keaton Remembered Known for his legendary stone face and incredible physical gags Buster Keaton was a genius of silent film comedy Decades after their release his movies remain unsurpassed marvels of comic

  • Title: Buster Keaton Remembered
  • Author: Eleanor Keaton Jeffrey Vance
  • ISBN: 9780810942271
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Buster Keaton Remembered”

    1. This is purely a coffee table book. Not much text, lots of pictures. It's picture porn for any Buster Keaton fan, oversized and glossy. Dazzling and pretty!It also has the sentimentality of collaboration with Keaton's third (and only good) wife, Eleanor, before her death.

    2. Keaton was one of a kind. He did all of his own stunts, engineered on the set, and when I watch a film with him in it, silent or not, it's always entertaining! This book engagingly reveals his professional and personal life.

    3. A combination oversize coffee table book, photography archive, and biography, includes how to make a pork pie hat. Beautiful, beautiful photographs; stills made while making the movies, from the studios, from the Keaton family. And, a list of every television show he was on and all those minor movies he appeared in and for which he wrote gags; making it easy to look them up on You Tube.

    4. This is a major collection of posed photos and movie stills from Buster Keaton's career. Even if you've never seen a Buster Keaton movie you'll marvel at the quality of the photography. This is a well-printed book.

    5. I've been having a bit of a Buster Keaton run recently. There was a collection of his short films on Hulu that I was marathoning and I just became so fascinated with Old Stone Face. And we all know that I love biographies of actors. So I found this at the library and devoured it in a day. To be fair, there are a lot of photographs included, so it made for fast reading. I knew some things: his beginnings in vaudeville, his dedication to his craft. But there was a lot about him that this book unco [...]

    6. Essential for any fan of Keaton. In my honest opinion, he was the best of the silent comedians, and this heavily illustrated retrospective of his life and career is a splendid tribute by his widow. Sadly, she too passed away, not long before the book went into print; I'm glad she completed this rememberance of one of the 20th Century's true artistic geniuses before she went.

    7. There isn't much of a biography in this book, but it's really more of a photographic tribute to the life and work of one of the greatest silent comedians. The feeling is intimate and definitely for the fans. A beautiful book for anyone who adores Buster Keaton.

    8. Loved the pictures and Eleanor's remembrances of her husband, Buster Keaton. This is a very thorough history of all his work and life events as well.

    9. Once you've seen a Keaton feature or short on the big screen there's a chance you'll want to learn more about him. My recommendation is to watch 3 or 4 of his features and as many of his shorts before diving into any of the biographies. Some of them cloud or obfuscate. None of them 'correctly' describe or recommend every single feature and short, and none quite prepare you for the creative athletic balletic majesty of the films when seen on the big screen.In order I suggest: Ed McPherson (fan's [...]

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