!!> PDF / Epub ✅ Buster Keaton ❤ Author Imogen Sara Smith – Buyphenergan500.us

Buster Keaton 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 He Rose To The Peak Of His Fame And Artistic Triumph While Still In His Twenties, Directing And Starring In A String Of Classic Silent Comedies, Including His Masterpiece, The General, Only To Fall From Grace With Shattering Swiftness In The Early 1930s The Coming Of Sound And The Sea Change It Brought To The Movie Industry, Combined With Keaton S Loss Of Creative Independence, Personal Troubles And A Severe Drinking Problem Almost Ended His Career He Persevered Through Years Of Eclipse, Eventually Making A Comeback On Television In The 1950s And Living To See Himself Acclaimed As One Of Cinema S Immortals Delving Beneath The Familiar Facts To Uncover Keaton S Essential Character As An Artist, The Persistence Of Comedy Examines His Life And Work On Both Sides Of The Camera To Create A Rich Portrait Of The Face, The Body, The Personality And The Intelligence That Went Into His Movies And Continue To Fascinate Us Because Of His Embodiment Of Paradoxes Artist And Comic, Director And Performer, Stuntman And Subtle Actor, Icon Of The Machine Age And Lyrical Portraitist Of America S Past Opposing Qualities Of Irony And Sweetness, Logic And Absurdity, Passion And Impassiveness Don T Just Coexist In Keaton S Films And Character, They Are Fused So Completely That It Is Impossible To See Where One Ends And The Other Begins Exploring Controversies And Unresolved Questions, Engaging Previous Criticism And Offering New Insights, ThePersistence Of Comedy Pays Tribute To Keaton S Complexity And Enduring Relevance His Story Inspires A Meditation On The Serious Business Of His Comedy, The Comic Stance In Life And Keaton S Own Singular, Bone Deep Version Of It Illustrated With Rare Stills And Drawing From A Wide Range Of Sources Including Never Before Uncovered Interviews With Keaton S Wives, This Is An Elegant Celebration Of Buster Keaton For Both Those Already Familiar With Him And The Newcomer.

!!> PDF / Epub ✅ Buster Keaton  ❤ Author Imogen Sara Smith – Buyphenergan500.us
  • Paperback
  • 279 pages
  • Buster Keaton
  • Imogen Sara Smith
  • English
  • 24 January 2018
  • 0967591740

    10 thoughts on “!!> PDF / Epub ✅ Buster Keaton ❤ Author Imogen Sara Smith – Buyphenergan500.us


  1. says:

    When you read a biography of someone who s work you love, and it s written by an author who also loves the same subject, it s magic Yes it s magic but it s not often a good biography because it can be fawning, obsequious or just plain sickening It s easy to see the author of Buster Keaton The Persistence of Comedy, Imogen Sara Smith, clearly loves Buster, and may very well be in love with him But What s not to love It seems anyone who picks up this or any book about Buster loves him in so When you read a biography of someone who s work you love, and it s written by an author who also loves the same subject, it s magic Yes it s magic but it s not often a good biography because it can be fawning, obsequious or just plain sickening It s easy to see the author of Buster Keaton The Persistence of Comedy, Imogen Sara Smith, clearly loves Buster, and may very well be in love with him But What s not to love It seems anyone who picks up this or any book about Buster loves him in someway, if not, why try to find outabout someone whose greatest films are almost 100 years old No matter how you feel about Keaton you won t be disappointed by Ms Smith s book I ve seen Buster s silent movies multiple times and I ve read most of the major biographies and explorations of his work There was still a lot to be gotten from The Persistence of Comedy It s not a linear biography which I actually appreciate The author jumps around a little bit in order to fill ...


  2. says:

    I really enjoyed this book, which doubles as a biography AND critique of Buster Keaton s major works from 1917 to 1966 It dispels with the myth of Keaton as a modern Pagliacci, which was enlightening I didn t always agree with the author s critiques, especially when it came to some of the sound shorts of the early 40 s Pest From the West is trashed here, while I find it very strong The breakdown of Keaton s 1st two marriages and time spent being a ladies man was dealt with in an eloquent fa I really enjoyed this book, which doubles as a biography AND critique of Buster Keaton s major works from 1917 to 1966 It dispels with the myth of Keaton as a modern Pagliacci, which was enlightening I didn t always agree with the author s critiques, especially when it came to some of the sound shorts of the early 40 s Pest From the W...


  3. says:

    I loved this book.It has its faults a tendency to spend too much time explaining plots, and the occasional lapse into gushing adoration but it presents a rounded and subtle exploration of Keaton s character and art Not that Buster ever called it art In fact, he mistrusted all the intellectual theories about what his work meant For him it was a craft, and nothingHowever, Smith shows how this was in some ways a defence mechanism, for he was sensitive to his lack of formal education a I loved this book.It has its faults a tendency to spend too much time explaining plots, and the occasional lapse into gushing adoration but it presents a rounded and subtle exploration of Keaton s character and art Not that Buster ever called it art In fact, he mistrusted all the intellectual theories about what his work meant For him it was a craft, and nothingHowever, Smith shows how this was in some ways a defence mechanism, for he was sensitive to his lack of formal education and nev...


  4. says:

    A minor entry in the myriad number of Keaton biographies, but a good one Neither muckraking Buster s alcoholism and womanising is gone into, but fairly or idolatrous Buster is presented as the greatest of ...


  5. says:

    Excellent overview of his films, career and life A good balance of interpretation and biography, and also a very good survey of other books and articles about Keaton I think I will re read this at some point Great insights about how interpretations of Keaton reflect the pop psychology of the day.


  6. says:

    My first Keaton biography but not a typical one, and all the better for it.A good mix of analysis, biographical facts andlove.


  7. says:

    Solid as other reviewers have said, Smith clearly appears to be in love with Buster I would hope so, as countless film books and articles suffer from being about a subject that the author isn t quite so passionate about.

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