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Buster Keaton: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers)

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With his trademark porkpie hat, floppy shoes, and deadpan facial expression, Buster Keaton (1895-1966) is one of the most iconic stars of Hollywood's silent and early sound eras. His elaborate sets, careful camerawork, and risky pratfalls have been mimicked by film comedians for generations. His short films, including One Week and Cops, and his feature-length comedies, such as Sherlock Jr., Go West, and The General, routinely appear on critics' lists of the greatest films of all time.

Buster Keaton: Interviews collects interviews from the beginning of his career in the 1920s to the year before his death. The pieces here provide a critical perspective on his acting and cinematic techniques. Although the collection begins in the 1920s, at the height of Keaton's career, they also give insight on his work in Hollywood and television throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Including pieces by Studs Terkel and Rex Reed, as well as a French interview that has never before appeared in English, the book is a valuable resource on one of cinema's early geniuses.

Kevin W. Sweeney is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Tampa.

Synopsis:

A valuable collection of interviews with the legendary silent film star and director

Synopsis:

Interviews with one of the most iconic stars of Hollywood's silent and early sound eras

Synopsis:

Sweeney collects interviews from the beginning of Buster Keatons career in the 1920s and concludes with his 1950s and 60s television work. The pieces here provide a critical perspective on Keatons acting and cinematic techniques.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578069637
Author:
Sweeney, Kevin W. (edt)
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Editor:
Sweeney, Kevin W.
Author:
Keaton, Buster
Author:
Sweeney, Kevin W.
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Movie Directors
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses
Subject:
Comedians
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Comedians -- United States.
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film Studies
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Conversations with Filmmakers
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
242
Dimensions:
8.89x6.36x.81 in. .90 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Actors » Biographies
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Production » Biographies
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Production » General
Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts

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Product details 242 pages University Press of Mississippi - English 9781578069637 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A valuable collection of interviews with the legendary silent film star and director
"Synopsis" by , Interviews with one of the most iconic stars of Hollywood's silent and early sound eras
"Synopsis" by , Sweeney collects interviews from the beginning of Buster Keatons career in the 1920s and concludes with his 1950s and 60s television work. The pieces here provide a critical perspective on Keatons acting and cinematic techniques.
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