Buster Keaton.

by D. Robinson

Publisher: Thames and Hudson in London

Written in English
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Keaton himself verified the origin of his nickname "Buster", given to him by Houdini, when at the age of three, fell down a flight of stairs and was picked up and dusted off by Houdini, who said to Keaton's father Joe, also nearby, that the fall was 'a buster'. Savvy showman Joe Keaton liked the nickname, which has stuck for more than years. The General. In September of , one of Buster Keaton’s head gag writers, Clyde Bruckman, was doing some research on the Civil War when he found a reprint of Pittenger’s book (which was retitled The Great Locomotive Chase in ). He instantly thought the story would be perfect for Keaton, who was an avid history buff. As with the Blu-Ray box, the main extra in this set is a thick page ‘softback’ book filled with photographs and plenty of critical analysis of Keaton’s work; plus there are Buster’s own thoughts, from a interview, along with extracts from his autobiography ‘My Wonderful World of Slapstick’/5(80). Throughout the s Keaton turned out a brilliant series of comedic shorts and feature films renowned for their inventiveness, for Buster’s amazing ability to perform hair-raising stunts, and.

David Robinson’s BUSTER KEATON (Indiana UP, ). Number 10 in the CINEMA ONE Series. The book has a tear on the first page (see picture). Otherwise, in good condition—clean and .   Buster Keaton, whose given name was Joseph and whose nickname was, according to one legend, bestowed on him by Harry Houdini, is one of . Get this from a library! The theater and cinema of Buster Keaton. [Robert Knopf] -- "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. “No silent star did more dangerous stunts than Buster Keaton,” Roger Ebert wrote with deep admiration. Even Harold Lloyd’s vertigo-inducing clock scenes in ’s Safety Last used trick sets to lessen the not only took on the full risk himself in his most famous stunt scenes—many of which you can see in gif form here—he also “doubled for some of his actors, doing.

  The greatest of the silent clowns is Buster Keaton, not only because of what he did, but because of how he did it. Harold Lloyd made us laugh as much, Charlie Chaplin moved us more deeply, but no one had more courage than Buster. I define courage as Hemingway did: "Grace under pressure." In films that combined comedy with extraordinary physical risks, Buster Keaton played a brave spirit .

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Buster Keaton: the Persistence of Comedy tells of the most dazzling and enigmatic of the silent clowns, a man who began his career in vaudeville as one-third of the Three Keatons, joining his parents at age four in their legendarily violent knockabout comedy act/5.

In a final tribute to the comedic genius of silent film icon Buster Keaton (), his third wife, Eleanor, began Buster Keaton Remembered. Completed by film historian Jeffrey Vance (coauthor of Wife of the Life of the Party), it features an afterword by Kevin Brownlow (Mary Pickford Rediscovered).Cited by: 5.

MY WONDERFUL WORLD OF SLAPSTICK was written with the collaboration of Charles Samuels, co-author of His Eye Is On the Sparrow, Ethel Waters’ best-selling autobiography. Buster Keaton’s Life Story will enchant and thrill all those who enjoy looking past the glitter and the grease paint into a magnificent performer’s mind and heart/5(47).

The book Buster Keaton: Cut To The Chase by Marion Meade highlighted the comedian’s background in an attempt to shed light on the performer’s demons.

A review on Publishers Weekly says that Joe “beat him at the first sign of fear” and that “Keaton left his uncaring parents and began acting in silents.”. Once, Buster was thrown into a backdrop that happened to be hiding a brick wall; later, when Buster was about eight, Joe knocked him out for eighteen hours with a high kick.

(With a showman's pride, Buster later remembered it as the only time the Keatons missed a performance due to an onstage injury.)Brand: HarperCollins Publishers. Buster Keaton (Joseph Francis Keaton), –, American movie actor, b.

Piqua, Kans. Considered one of the greatest comic actors in film history, Keaton used his considerable acrobatic skills, which he had developed as a child in vaudeville, in many silent comedies in which he portrayed a deadpan hero who survived against incredible odds.

Buster Keaton, in black and white This is a fairly straightforward account of the highs and lows of Keaton's family and professional life. It's a well researched book and I learned a lot about the Buster Keaton. book film legend. This said, I feel like some of the magic of his onscreen persona is missing here.

Myth: Buster Keaton was the victim of child abuse by his father, Joe Keaton. The child abuse myth is one of the most persistent and pernicious myths about Buster Keaton. There’s no doubt that the Buster Keaton. book vaudeville act was a rough one, often called “the Buster Keaton.

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So lately I’ve been investigating two of the most overlooked stars of the silent era, Norma and Constance Talmadge, and their sister Natalie (Buster Keaton’s first wife). Buster Keaton. likes 1, talking about this. "When we made pictures, we ate, slept and dreamed them." -- Buster KeatonFollowers: K.

Always Leave 'Em Laughing: Peter Bogdanovich on Buster Keaton, superheroes, television, and the effect of time on movies Matt Zoller Seitz | Peter Bogdanovich, film historian and filmmaker, talks about Buster Keaton, the subject of his new documentary.

Silent film star Buster Keaton () developed his trademark deadpan expression and acrobatic artistry, according to the author, as a result of the abuse he received from his father, Joe. As par. Keaton Biography Explores 'Tempest in a Flat Hat' July 9, • Jennifer Ludden talks to Edward McPherson about his new biography of silent film Author: Edward Mcpherson.

Buster Keaton, original name Joseph Frank Keaton IV, (born October 4,Piqua, Kansas, U.S.—died February 1,Woodland Hills, California), American film comedian and director, the “Great Stone Face” of the silent screen, known for his deadpan expression and his imaginative and often elaborate visual comedy.

The son of vaudevillians, Keaton is said to have earned his famous. Buster Keaton: cut to the chase User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Released to coincide with the centenary of Keaton's birth, this comprehensive biography fills gaps in the silent-film comedian's life history while dispelling a few rumors.

“If you love Buster Keaton’s silent comedies this book is for you. Foote has done an impressive amount of homework this is scholarship at its finest this book is an important addition to the Keaton bookshelf”— Leonard ; “the first book-length study examining the contributions of those who helped Keaton redefine screen.

Directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline. Release Date: September 1, Length: Two reels. Buster and his new bride receive a build-it-yourself house as a wedding gift, but their week-long construction project goes from tough to absurdly impossible (or, absurd and impossible!) when a rejected suitor re-numbers all the packing crates.

Starring. Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow 1/3 (documentary) - Duration: bad1do views. 50+ videos Play all Mix - Buster Keaton This Is Your Life 03 04 YouTube. Buster Keaton's the General Starring Buster Keaton and Marion Mack by Richard J. Anobile and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Writer—and avowed fan—Edward McPherson takes the reader on a fascinating journey through Buster Keaton’s life and times, from the vaudeville stage to the glittering screens of early Hollywood, where he rivaled even Charlie Chaplin as the master of silent comedy.

(Washington Post Book World). + Read more Recommended for you. Wanderlust. Directed by Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton. With Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Sybil Seely. Buster and his family go on a voyage on his homemade boat that proves to /10(K).

The General is a American silent comedy film released by United was inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, a true story of an event that occurred during the American Civil story was adapted from the memoir The Great Locomotive Chase by William film stars Buster Keaton who co-directed it with Clyde Bruckman.

At the time of its initial release, The General Produced by: Joseph Schenck, Buster Keaton. Buster Keaton was comedian and film director who starred in silent films in the s. He was a contemporary of Charlie Chaplin and started in :   Keaton is packed with Buster’s reminisces, all quoted with his informal speech patterns and old-time slang intact (Joe Keaton is “the old man,” homes and businesses are “joints,” etc).

There are stories in this book that probably would’ve gone with the great comedian to his grave if it wasn’t for Blesh. Buster Keaton's third starring feature (discounting 's The Saphead, which was not conceived with Keaton in mind), Our Hospitality is a boisterous satire of family feuds and Southern codes of honor.

InKeaton leaves his home in New York to take charge of his family mansion down : Kino Classics. Facts about Buster Keaton 9: the silent film era. The first appearance of Keaton in the silent movie was in The Butcher Boy.

At that time, he was hired as gag man and a co-star. Get facts about Bruce Willis here. Facts about Buster Keaton the full length feature.

The full length featured movie of Keaton was The Saphead in About the Book Buster Keaton “can impress a weary world with the vitally important fact that life, after all, is a foolishly inconsequential affair,” wrote critic Robert Sherwood in A century later Keaton, with his darkly comic “theater of the absurd,” speaks to audiences like no other silent comedian.

Buster Keaton’s best showcase amongst his TV appearances was probably his ROUTE 66 appearance. The conceit of that long-lasting series was that its stars traveled the country by car, stopping in a new location each week for a new adventure with an all-new cast.

Buster Keton is one of the best actor-directors in movie history, and has received biographical attention before - but for true depth don't miss Buster Keaton: Tempest In A Flat Hat: it comes from a young writer who spent over a year repeatedly watching over 60 Keaton films and follows Keaton's career from vaudeville to silent film.

Timed to coincide with Cohen Media’s restorations of Buster Keaton’s silent features, “The Great Buster: A Celebration” is a by-the-book documentary of the great comedian’s life and Author: Jay Weissberg.Additional Physical Format: Online version: Lebel, J.-P.

(Jean-Patrick), Buster Keaton. London, Zwemmer; New York, Barnes, (OCoLC)Somebody could probably write a whole book on the physics of Buster Keaton, but I am just going to look at one stunt today.

In this scene, starting at seconds, Buster grabs onto the back of.