The Theater and Cinema of Buster Keaton

The Theater and Cinema of Buster Keaton

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An unprecedented look at the wide-ranging appeal of Keaton's genius, startingwith his early days in Vaudeville. 30 illustrations.When he transforms a hospital bed into a mobile vehicle in Steamboat Bill, Jr., he changes our perception of the essential nature and function of a ... For example, in order to hide from the police in Daydreams, Keaton uses the waterwheel of a boat as a treadmill (fig. ... Keatona#39;s most complete merger of man and object occurs during the graphic-match montage in Sherlock Jr. Buster appears to fuse with.

Title:The Theater and Cinema of Buster Keaton
Author:Robert Knopf
Publisher:Princeton University Press - 1999


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