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By James L. Neibaur,Terri Niemi

By the mid-1920s, Buster Keaton had proven himself as one of many geniuses of cinema with such movies as Sherlock, Jr., The Navigator, and his 1927 paintings The General, which was once the top ranked silent at the American movie Institute's survey of the a hundred maximum movies. sooner than Keaton ventured into longer works, in spite of the fact that, he had honed his talents as an actor, author, and director of brief movies produced within the early 1920s.

In Buster Keaton’s Silent Shorts: 1920-1923, James L. Neibaur and Terri Niemi supply a film-by-film evaluate of those tremendous two-reelers. The authors talk about the importance of every short—The excessive Sign, One Week, Convict 13, The Scarecrow, Neighbors, The Haunted House, Hard Luck, The Goat, The Playhouse, The Boat, The Paleface, Cops, My Wife’s Relations, The Blacksmith, Frozen North, Daydreams, The electrical House, The Balloonatic, and The Love Nest—to the Keaton filmography, in addition to each one film’s significance to cinema.

Offering a transparent and in-depth standpoint on those 19 movies, the authors clarify what makes those shorts potent and why they’re humorous. Buster Keaton’s Silent Shorts will enlighten either students and informal lovers alike in regards to the early paintings produced via one in every of cinema's such a lot proficient comedians and filmmakers.

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