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Known for his legendary "stone face" and incredible physical gags, Buster Keaton (1895-—1966) was a genius of silent-film comedy. Decades after their release, his movies remain unsurpassed marvels of comic invention and mechanical timing. In Buster Keaton Remembered, a unique illustrated survey of Keaton's career, Eleanor Keaton, his wife of 26 years, and film historian Je ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by Harry N. Abrams
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This is purely a coffee table book. Not much text, lots of pictures. It's picture porn for any Buster Keaton fan, oversized and glossy. Dazzling and pretty!

It also has the sentimentality of collaboration with Keaton's third (and only good) wife, Eleanor, before her death.
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One of the best silent film actors of all time.He was amazing in all of his films.
Keaton was one of a kind. He did all of his own stunts, engineered on the set, and when I watch a film with him in it, silent or not, it's always entertaining! This book engagingly reveals his professional and personal life.
A combination oversize coffee table book, photography archive, and biography, includes how to make a pork pie hat. Beautiful, beautiful photographs; stills made while making the movies, from the studios, from the Keaton family. And, a list of every television show he was on and all those minor movies he appeared in and for which he wrote gags; making it easy to look them up on You Tube.
Fantastic photos.

No one man should be this photogenic. Not that I'm complaining...
best book ever.
Jan 05, 2008 Frederick rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Film students, photographers
This is a major collection of posed photos and movie stills from Buster Keaton's career. Even if you've never seen a Buster Keaton movie you'll marvel at the quality of the photography. This is a well-printed book.
Once you've seen a Keaton feature or short on the big screen there's a chance you'll want to learn more about him. My recommendation is to watch 3 or 4 of his features and as many of his shorts before diving into any of the biographies. Some of them cloud or obfuscate. None of them 'correctly' describe or recommend every single feature and short, and none quite prepare you for the creative athletic balletic majesty of the films when seen on the big screen.

In order I suggest: Ed McPherson (fan's
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Essential for any fan of Keaton. In my honest opinion, he was the best of the silent comedians, and this heavily illustrated retrospective of his life and career is a splendid tribute by his widow. Sadly, she too passed away, not long before the book went into print; I'm glad she completed this rememberance of one of the 20th Century's true artistic geniuses before she went.
Oct 19, 2007 A rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Buster Keaton enthusiasts
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There isn't much of a biography in this book, but it's really more of a photographic tribute to the life and work of one of the greatest silent comedians. The feeling is intimate and definitely for the fans. A beautiful book for anyone who adores Buster Keaton.
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