The Fall Of Buster Keaton

Author: James L. Neibaur
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810876835
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The Fall of Buster Keaton assesses Keaton's work during the talking picture era, especially those made at MGM, Educational, and Columbia studios. While giving some attention to the early part of Keaton's career, Neibaur focuses primarily on Keaton's contract work with the three studios, as well as his subsequent work as a gagman, supporting player, and television pitchman. The book also recounts the resurgence of interest in Keaton's silent work, which resulted in a lifetime achievement Oscar and worldwide recognition before his death in 1966.

Buster Keaton S Silent Shorts

Author: James L. Neibaur
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081088741X
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In Buster Keaton’s Silent Shorts: 1920-1923, James L. Neibaur and Terri Niemi provide a film-by-film assessment of Buster Keaton’s short films produced in the early 1920s. The authors discuss the significance of each short to the Keaton filmography, as well as each film’s importance to cinema. Offering a clear and in-depth perspective on 19 films, the authors explain what makes these shorts effective and why they’re funny.

Lasting Screen Stars

Author: Lucy Bolton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137407336
Size: 73.35 MB
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Lasting Stars examines the issue of stardom and longevity and investigates the many reasons for the persistence or disappearance of different star personas. Through a selection of chapters that look at issues such as inappropriate ageing, national identity and physical characteristics, this book will be the first volume to consider in depth and breadth the factors that affect the longevity of film stardom. The range of stars includes popular stars who are approached from fresh angles (Brando, Loren), less popular stars whose lower-profiles than their peers may be surprising (Taylor, Shearer) and stars whose national identity is integral to their perception as they age (Riva, Bachchan, Pavor). There are stars from the beginning of Hollywood (Valentino, Reid) to the present day (Jolie), and those who made uneasy transitions between countries (Mason), ages (Ringwald) and industrial eras (Keaton). The book examines the range of factors that affect how star images endure, including appropriate and inappropriate ageing (Griffith), race (Ice Cube) and digital technologies (Lee).

Buster Keaton

Author: Buster Keaton
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578069637
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Interviews from the beginning of Buster Keaton's career in the 1920s to the year before his death are brought together in a volume that provides a critical perspective on his acting and cinematic techniques and includes pieces by Studs Terkel and Rex Reed, among others. Simultaneous.

The Clint Eastwood Westerns

Author: James L. Neibaur
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442245042
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This book looks at the film and television genre that made Clint Eastwood a star: westerns. The author discusses in detail the production, impact, influences, and successes (both critical and commercial) of each of Eastwood’s films. Neibaur also examines the continued success and influence of his films on the western film genre.

Buster Keaton Remembered

Author: Eleanor Keaton
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN:
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Traces the silent film comedian's career, from his work in vaudeville, through his early short films, to his later work on sound films.

Buster Keaton

Author: David Robinson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780500480014
Size: 37.58 MB
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The Elvis Movies

Author: James L. Neibaur
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442230746
Size: 69.42 MB
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In addition to his phenomenal career as a singer, Elvis Presley was also a box office star, from his first film, Love Me Tender, to his final feature, Change of Habit, playing opposite Mary Tyler Moore as a nun. A film-by-film look at the 31 features starring the king of rock ‘n roll, this definitive study provides a wealth of information about each production, including interviews with people involved with Presley, reviews, marketing strategies, box office successes and failures, and how well each film holds up over time. DVD availability is also included.

Early Charlie Chaplin

Author: James L. Neibaur
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810882426
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Before making a name for himself as an undisputed master of cinema, Charlie Chaplin first developed his acting, writing, and directing skills at Keystone Studios. This book examines each of these films, assessing the important early work of a comedian who became a timeless icon.

Buster Keaton S Silent Shorts 1920 1923

Author: James L. Neibaur
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810887401
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In Buster Keaton s Silent Shorts: 1920-1923, James L. Neibaur and Terri Niemi provide a film-by-film assessment of Buster Keaton s short films produced in the early 1920s. The authors discuss the significance of each short to the Keaton filmography, as well as each film s importance to cinema. Offering a clear and in-depth perspective on 19 films, the authors explain what makes these shorts effective and why they re funny."