Tempest in A Flat HatBook - 2004
Edward McPherson traces Buster Keaton's career from his early days in vaudeville - the peak of his career. Taking what he knew from vaudeville - ingenuity, athleticism, audacity and wit - Keaton applied it to the new medium of film, and, between 1920 and 1929, was rivalled only by Chaplin as the master of silent comedy. writer, gag-man, director and actor - while also revealing the pressures in his personal and professional life that led to his collapse into drunkenness and despair. McPherson describes the behind-the-scenes life of Keaton with the kind of exuberance and narrative energy displayed by the films themselves.
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2004.
Branch Call Number: 791.43028/MCPHERSON
Characteristics: xvi, 288 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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