Buster Keaton's Silent Shorts: 1920-1923 by James L. Neibaur,Terri Niemi

By James L. Neibaur,Terri Niemi

By the mid-1920s, Buster Keaton had validated himself as one of many geniuses of cinema with such motion pictures as Sherlock, Jr., The Navigator, and his 1927 paintings The General, which used to be the top ranked silent at the American movie Institute's survey of the a hundred maximum motion pictures. prior to Keaton ventured into longer works, despite the fact that, he had honed his talents as an actor, author, and director of brief movies produced within the early 1920s.

In Buster Keaton’s Silent Shorts: 1920-1923, James L. Neibaur and Terri Niemi offer a film-by-film overview of those tremendous two-reelers. The authors speak about the importance of every short—The excessive Sign, One Week, Convict 13, The Scarecrow, Neighbors, The Haunted House, Hard Luck, The Goat, The Playhouse, The Boat, The Paleface, Cops, My Wife’s Relations, The Blacksmith, Frozen North, Daydreams, The electrical House, The Balloonatic, and The Love Nest—to the Keaton filmography, in addition to every one film’s significance to cinema.

Offering a transparent and in-depth point of view on those 19 motion pictures, the authors clarify what makes those shorts powerful and why they’re humorous. Buster Keaton’s Silent Shorts will enlighten either students and informal enthusiasts alike concerning the early paintings produced through one among cinema's so much proficient comedians and filmmakers.

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