Buster Keaton

  • by Marion Meade
  • Narrated by Douglas R. Pratt
  • 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Buster Keaton (1895-1966) was a brilliant comedian and filmmaker who conceived, wrote, directed, acted, and even edited most of his ten feature films and nineteen short comedies, which are perhaps the finest silent pictures ever made. With a face of stone and a mind that engineered breathtakingly intricate moments of slapstick, Keaton has become an icon of the American cinema.
Marion Meade's definitive biography explores his often brutal childhood acting experiences, the making of his masterpieces, his shame at his own lack of education, his life-threatening alcoholism, and his turbulent marriages.
Based on four years of research and more than 200 interviews with notables such as Billy Wilder, Leni Riefenstahl, Gene Kelly, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Irene Mayer Selznick, as well as members of Keaton's family who had previously refused to discuss him, Buster Keaton: Cut to the Chase is a startling and moving account of the troubled life of a cinematic genius.

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Very well done

If you are a Keaton fan this is for you. Such an interesting life. Well written and well read. Great insight into his driving forces.
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- william ian neill ross

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-12-2013
  • Publisher: Marion Meade