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Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr.

Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr.


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Andrew Horton, Henry Jenkins, Peter F. Parshall, Kathleen Rowe Karlyn, Michael Goodwin, Dan Georgakas, David B. Pearson
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  • Date Published: September 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521485661

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  • Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr focuses on a classic by one of America's greatest silent film geniuses whose films still delight and amaze audiences worldwide. Written specially for this edition, the essays included in this volume examine this film within the context of Keaton's career, and also offer interesting perspectives on its unusual production history, Keaton's vaudeville background and the differing views of 'masculinity' which both celebrate and poke fun at cinema itself, among other topics. Also included is a complete filmography of Keaton's works and contemporary reviews of Sherlock Jr.

    • Coincided with the re-release by Kino International of all of Keaton's films on video and laser-disc
    • Original essays on Sherlock Jr by leading film scholars
    • Includes contemporary reviews of Sherlock Jr
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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521485661
    • length: 208 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 150 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.286kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Introduction: 'Think slow, act fast' - Keaton's comic genius Andrew Horton
    1. 'This fellow Keaton seems to be the whole show': Buster Keaton, interrupted performance and the Vaudeville aesthetic Henry Jenkins
    2. Houdini's protégé: Buster Keaton in Sherlock Jr. Peter F. Parshall
    3. The detective and the fool: or, the mystery of manhood in Sherlock Jr. Kathleen Rowe Karlyn
    4. Passing through the equal sign: fractal mathematics in Sherlock Jr. Michael Goodwin
    5. The purple rose of Keaton Dan Georgakas
    6. Playing detective: possible solutions to the production mysteries of Sherlock Jr. David B. Pearson
    Opening reviews of 'Sherlock Jr.', 1924
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    Andrew Horton, Loyola University, New Orleans


    Andrew Horton, Henry Jenkins, Peter F. Parshall, Kathleen Rowe Karlyn, Michael Goodwin, Dan Georgakas, David B. Pearson

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