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The theater and cinema of Buster Keaton

Author: Robert Knopf
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Famous for their stunts, gags, and images, Buster Keaton's silent films have enticed everyone from Hollywood movie fans to the surrealists, such as Dali and Bunuel. Here Robert Knopf offers an unprecedented look at the wide-ranging appeal of Keaton's genius, considering his vaudeville roots and his ability to integrate this aesthetic into the techniques of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1920s. By isolating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Buster Keaton; Buster Keaton; Buster Keaton; Buster Keaton; Buster Keaton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Knopf
ISBN: 0691004412 9780691004419 0691004420 9780691004426
OCLC Number: 40354844
Description: x, 217 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Lens of Classical Hollywood Cinema --
The Lens of Vaudeville --
The Lens of Surrealism --
The Evolution of Keaton's Vaudeville --
From Stage to Film: The Transformation of Keaton's Vaudeville --
Keaton Re-Viewed: Beyond Keaton's Classicism --
Keaton in Context: Keaton, Chaplin, and Lloyd --
The Gag-Narrative Relationship in Keaton's Films --
From Vaudeville to Surrealism --
The Surrealists Claim Keaton --
Keaton's Affinities with Surrealism --
Beyond Surrealism: Keaton's Legacy --
Gerald Potterton's The Railrodder --
Samuel Beckett's Film --
Afterlife: New Vaudeville, Jackie Chan, and Coming Attractions.
Responsibility: Robert Knopf.
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Famous for their stunts, gags, and images, Buster Keaton's silent films have enticed everyone from Hollywood movie fans to the surrealists, such as Dalf and Bunuel. This text offers a look at the  Read more...

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"With apt photographs, complete filmography, and heuristic bibliography, Knopf reanimates the delightfully improvised cinema of a truly great comic film artist."--"Choice"

 
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