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Buster Keaton Remembered

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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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Karla
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.
TheDailyLuis TheOriginalNews
Sep 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
One of the best silent film actors of all time.He was amazing in all of his films.
Amy
Nov 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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.
Naomi
Dec 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Fantastic photos.

No one man should be this photogenic. Not that I'm complaining...
Julia
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.
Frederick
Jan 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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.
David
Mar 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
best book ever.
Kiera Beddes
I've been having a bit of a Buster Keaton run recently. There was a collection of his short films on Hulu that I was marathoning and I just became so fascinated with Old Stone Face. And we all know that I love biographies of actors. So I found this at the library and devoured it in a day. To be fair, there are a lot of photographs included, so it made for fast reading.

I knew some things: his beginnings in vaudeville, his dedication to his craft. But there was a lot about him that this book unco
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Jon C Manzo
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
A
Sep 18, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Buster Keaton enthusiasts
Shelves: 2003
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.
Karen Jones
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography, hollywood
Loved the pictures and Eleanor's remembrances of her husband, Buster Keaton. This is a very thorough history of all his work and life events as well.
Drahcir10001
Apr 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: film, biography
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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