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The Silent Clowns by Walter Kerr
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May 27, 10

bookshelves: 1990, actors, coffee-table-books, film-history, owned
Read in June, 1990

[These notes were made in 1990:]. Bought as a coffee-table book (and it is certainly well-illustrated), this turns out to be an extremely intelligent piece of film criticism, with the glossy paper and pictures a bonus to the text rather than the other way around. I haven't enjoyed a piece of non-fiction so much in ages. The chapters on Keaton were favourites, of course, but those on Chaplin, Lloyd and the minor comics have given me new handles to appreciate any of the films I may be lucky enough to see. A real plus for my collection.
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