Silent Echoes: Discovering Early Hollywood Through The Films Of Buster Keaton by John BengstonSilent Echoes: Discovering Early Hollywood Through The Films Of Buster Keaton by John Bengston

Silent Echoes: Discovering Early Hollywood Through The Films Of Buster Keaton

byJohn BengstonForeword byJohn Bengtson

Paperback | September 15, 1999

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Silent Echoes: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Buster Keaton is an epic look at a genius at work and at a Hollywood that no longer exists. Painstakingly researching the locations used in Buster Keaton's classic silent films, author John Bengtson combines images from Keaton's movies with archival photographs, historic maps, and scores of dramatic "then" and "now" photos. In the process, Bengtson reveals dozens of locations that lay undiscovered for nearly 80 years.Part time machine, part detective story, Silent Echoes presents a fresh look at the matchless Keaton at work, as well as a captivating glimpse of Hollywood's most romantic era. More than a book for film, comedy, or history buffs, Silent Echoes appeals to anyone fascinated with solving puzzles or witnessing the awesome passage of time.
John Bengtson is a business lawyer and film historian who discovered the magic of silent comedy at an early age. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Silent Traces: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Charlie Chaplin, Silent Echoes: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Buster Keaton, and Silent Visions...
Title:Silent Echoes: Discovering Early Hollywood Through The Films Of Buster KeatonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 8.47 × 11 × 0.47 inPublished:September 15, 1999Publisher:Santa Monica PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:189166106X

ISBN - 13:9781891661068

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“Bengtson captures the same eerie feeling I sometimes get when watching Keaton, who is the greatest of the silent clowns: The sense that Buster occupies not the fantasy world of many silent comedies, but a real world right down to the street from our own.” —Roger Ebert, film critic and historian