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Keaton's silent shorts : beyond the laughter

Author: Gabriella Oldham
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1996.
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This study of Buster Keaton's nineteen silent short films shot between 1920 and 1923 provides the first book-length examination of the independent silent short films of one of the acknowledged kings of comedy. Hardly a neglected artist, Keaton attracts biographers and film scholars capable of incisive comment on his work. He continues to draw the serious attention of both popular writers and scholars because as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Oldham, Gabriella.
Keaton's silent shorts.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1996
(DLC) 95013970
(OCoLC)32273344
Named Person: Buster Keaton; Buster Keaton; Buster Keaton
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriella Oldham
ISBN: 0585108064 9780585108063 0809385945 9780809385942
OCLC Number: 43476103
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (396 p.) : ill.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: One Week (September 1920) --
Convict 13 (October 1920) --
The Scarecrow (December 1920) --
Neighbors (January 1921) --
The Haunted House (February 1921) --
Hard Luck (March 1921) --
The High Sign (April 1921) --
The Goat (May 1921) --
The Playhouse (January 1922) --
The Boat (November 1921) --
The Paleface (January 1922) --
Cops (March 1922) --
My Wife's Relations (May 1922) --
The Blacksmith (July 1922) --
The Frozen North (August 1922) --
Daydreams (September 1922) --
The Electric House (October 1922) --
The Balloonatic (January 1923)
Responsibility: Gabriella Oldham.

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This study of Buster Keaton's 19 silent short films shot between 1920 and 1923 chronicles the rapid growth in the film-maker's understanding of what makes both comedy and film successful.  Read more...

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0;Oldham knows that the majority of the readers of her book haven7;t seen the classic shorts, so in a remarkable way she has illustrated them with words, analyzed what was going on in Keaton7;s life Read more...

 
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