A unique illustrated survey of Keaton's life and films, recalled by his wife of 26 years, Eleanor Keaton, and film historian Jeffrey Vance. Keaton's career was fascinating and dramatic, spanning the history of twentieth-century American comedy, both in vaudeville and in cinema.
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Eleanor Keaton (1918-1998) worked as a dancer in musicals for nearly every major film studio in Hollywood. She married Buster Keaton in 1940. Jeffrey Vance is an author, film archivist and authority on silent film comedy. Kevin Brownlow is an expert on silent films and the author of Mary Pickford Rediscovered.From Library Journal:
As it did with 1999's Mary Pickford Rediscovered (LJ 9/15/99), the publisher raids the archives of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to present a lavish photographic tribute, in this case to silent film comedian Buster Keaton (1895-1966). Comprising formal and behind-the-scenes stills, staged publicity shots, and previously unpublished personal photos, this book is the most comprehensive pictorial retrospective on Keaton to date. In contrast to the Pickford book, however, the quality of the text and illustrations is not entirely balanced. Whereas in the former publication, Kevin Brownlow provided a thorough retrospective from both historical and critical standpoints, here he contributes only the afterword. As a result, the book doesn't delve into Keaton's technical prowess as an innovator of films whose complex sight gags, integrated narratives, and overall visual style transcended slapstick comedy so much as it celebrates his achievements as a performer. But while the biographical material and film synopses are less scintillating than the photographs, they do not detract from this gorgeous testament to a legend and to the often overlooked achievements of film curators and preservationists. Recommended for large public and academic libraries. Jayne Plymale, Univ. of Georgia, Athens
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