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The General

Author: Peter Krämer; British Film Institute.
Publisher: London : Palgrave on behalf of the British Film Institute, 2016. ©2016
Series: BFI film classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A meticulous recreation of a famous episode from the American Civil War, The General (1926) was co-written and directed by Buster Keaton, who also starred in it as a Southern locomotive engineer whose life is disrupted by the outbreak of hostilities. Strongly criticised by many reviewers in 1927, the film has since come to be recognised as one of the greatest achievements of American silent cinema. Drawing on a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Krämer, Peter, 1961-
General.
London : Palgrave on behalf of the British Film Institute, 2016
(OCoLC)943670031
Named Person: Buster Keaton; Buster Keaton
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Krämer; British Film Institute.
ISBN: 9781844579174 1844579174
OCLC Number: 1017756412
Description: 1 online resource (112 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Family affairs --
A trademark and profits --
The appeal of historical drama --
From book to film --
A film in six parts --
Love and war --
Style, spectacle and story.
Series Title: BFI film classics.
Responsibility: Peter Krämer.

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Offering a fresh perspective on The General, arguably one of the most successful American films of the silent era, this insightful text analyses its initial critical reception and the thematic and  Read more...

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