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Southern Discomfort, or A Family Affair

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...And with that, the plump, antebellum Southern gentleman seals your fate. Supper is over. It’s time to go home. But the polite man in front of you happens to be the father of your girl, and he happens to be cheerfully homicidal. He wants you...

Brides, Bulls, and Butlers

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...In the silent days we could try anything at all, and did.Keaton & Samuels, p. 112.Keaton & Samuels, p. 112.We open on the early, easy days of 1925. Location: Beverly Hills, California. Buster pulls the car up to a strange house. Natalie...

The Company Man

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...His mind was too orderly for our harum-scarum, catch-as-catch can, gag-grabbing method. Our way of operating would have seemed hopelessly mad to him. But, believe me, it was the only way. Somehow some of the frenzy and hysteria of our...

Love On the Go

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...You – smartly dressed in a vest, porkpie, and tie – are being hounded by a herd of rabid cops for disrupting a parade you didn’t mean to join (by throwing a bomb you didn’t mean to throw), and the only reason you’re even out on the street...

Something for Nothing

Gary D. Rhodes

Gary D. Rhodes, PhD, is currently Head of Area for Film Studies at The Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is the author of Lugosi (McFarland, 1997) and White Zombie: Anatomy of a Horror Film (McFarland, 2002). Rhodes has also written and directed a number of documentary films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Perils of Moviegoing in America : 1896–1950

Continuum, 2012

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...“I guess you know how much the award is tonight. THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS …” The way he said it put it in capital letters. “… Whether anybody wins tonight or not, there will be another Bank Night next week. If nobody wins tonight the award...

The Growth of Narrative: Alice Guy’s Silent Film Production at Gaumont, 1902–1907

Alison McMahan

Alison McMahan is an award-winning screenwriter, author, and filmmaker. She is the president of Homunculus Productions, LLC. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alice Guy Blaché : Lost Visionary of the Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

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...In chapter one, I described the controversy over whether Alice Guy had actually made La Fée aux choux when she said she did. For those who accepted Lacassin’s argument that Choux dated from around 1900 (which Lacassin himself later...

The Cinema of Attractions: Early Film, Its Spectators and the Avant-Garde

The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...First published in Wide Angle, vol. 8 no. 3/4, Fall 1986. Here Gunning’s discussion relates to early cinema in general which includes both live-action and animation, and indeed they were not distinguished...

Cyclone Baby

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Our hero came from Nowhere – he wasn’t going Anywhere and got kicked off Somewhere.Friday, October 4, 1895. In Egypt, the Nile runs unusually high; Great Britain is experiencing uncommonly cold weather after a period of uncommon warmth...

Back From the Back

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...I sometimes wonder if the world will ever seem as carefree and exciting a place as it did to us in Hollywood during 1919 and the early twenties. We were all young, the air in southern California was like wine. Our business was also young...

Golden Villa, Campus Clown

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...It all started with Schenck taking Lou Anger away from me.Blesh, p. 284.Blesh, p. 284.At long last, there was room enough for the governess. It was the dream house – take two – and Buster had gotten it right.In the hills rising above...