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Buster Keaton S Silent Shorts 1920 1923

Author : James L. Neibaur
ISBN : 9780810887404
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In Buster Keaton s Silent Shorts: 1920-1923, James L. Neibaur and Terri Niemi provide a film-by-film assessment of Buster Keaton s short films produced in the early 1920s. The authors discuss the significance of each short to the Keaton filmography, as well as each film s importance to cinema. Offering a clear and in-depth perspective on 19 films, the authors explain what makes these shorts effective and why they re funny."

Keaton S Silent Shorts

Author : Gabriella Oldham
ISBN : 9780809385942
Genre : Performing Arts
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Hardly a neglected artist, Buster 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 comic genius and major comedy filmmaker during the silent age he rivals Charlie Chaplin. Yet writers have focused on the full-length films from 1923 to 1928, when Keaton joined MGM, lost his creative freedom, and began a glide toward oblivion that lasted until his rediscovery in the late 1950s. Filling a major gap in the critical canon, Gabriella Oldham’s study of Keaton’s nineteen silent short films shot between 1920 and 1923 chronicles the rapid growth in the filmmaker’s understanding of what makes both comedy and film successful. Keaton developed his major themes in these nineteen short films: his persona "Buster" vs. Rival, Nature, Machine, Self, and Fate; his resilient pursuit of love and the efforts he makes to overcome any curves thrown by Fate; and his trademark "stone face" blocking any display of the passionate emotion he feels about everything he does. These short films clearly indicate Keaton’s love of the camera and his concern for composition, symmetry, and images that delight the eye and startle the mind. Oldham reconstructs each of these rarely seen films in such a way as to enable the reader to "watch" Keaton’s performance, devoting a separate chapter to each. She analyzes each film’s strengths, weaknesses, and prevalent themes and threads. She also enables readers to plumb the depths of what seems to be surface comedy through philosophical, biographical, historical, and critical commentary, thus linking the shorts together into a cohesive study of Buster Keaton’s growth through his three-year independent venture as a filmmaker. Beyond the laughter and beyond the great stone face, Oldham presents a treasure of cinema comedy and a unique philosophy of life as captured by the mature eye of a great filmmaker.

Focus On 100 Most Popular Vaudeville Performers

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A Companion To Ancient Greece And Rome On Screen

Author : Arthur J. Pomeroy
ISBN : 9781118741443
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A comprehensive treatment of the Classical World in film and television, A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen closely examines the films and TV shows centered on Greek and Roman cultures and explores the tension between pagan and Christian worlds. Written by a team of experts in their fields, this work considers productions that discuss social settings as reflections of their times and as indicative of the technical advances in production and the economics of film and television. Productions included are a mix of Hollywood and European spanning from the silent film era though modern day television series, and topics discussed include Hollywood politics in film, soundtrack and sound design, high art and low art, European art cinemas, and the ancient world as comedy. Written for students of film and television as well as those interested in studies of ancient Rome and Greece, A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen provides comprehensive, current thinking on how the depiction of Ancient Greece and Rome on screen has developed over the past century. It reviews how films of the ancient world mirrored shifting attitudes towards Christianity, the impact of changing techniques in film production, and fascinating explorations of science fiction and technical fantasy in the ancient world on popular TV shows like Star Trek, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, and Dr. Who.

The Theater And Cinema Of Buster Keaton

Author : Robert Knopf
ISBN : 0691004420
Genre : Performing Arts
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An unprecedented look at the wide-ranging appeal of Keaton's genius, startingwith his early days in Vaudeville. 30 illustrations.

The Video Source Book

Author : David J. WEINER
ISBN : 0787634107
Genre : Video recordings
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Buster Keaton Remembered

Author : Eleanor Keaton
ISBN : UOM:39015050799678
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Traces the silent film comedian's career, from his work in vaudeville, through his early short films, to his later work on sound films.


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James Cagney Films Of The 1930s

Author : James L. Neibaur
ISBN : 9781442242203
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book provides a film-by-film look at the thirty-two movies James Cagney made during the 1930s, from his supporting role in Sinner’s Holiday (1930) to the end of the decade as an established star of Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) and The Roaring Twenties in 1939.

A Short History Of The Movies

Author : Gerald Mast
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