Silent Comedy Classics. Ohne Ton, dafür mit dem charakteristischen flachen Hut und einem Koffer voller Slapstick. So kennt und liebt man den Stummfilm-Komiker Buster Keaton (1895 - 1966). Wegen seines stets eingefrorenen Gesichtsausdrucks nannte ihn das Publikum den ´Mann, der niemals lacht´. Sehen Sie in dieser Edition vier grandiose Kurzfilme des beliebten und unvergessenen Komikers und lachen Sie über akrobatische Einlagen, skurrile Situationskomik und geniale Pointen:- Zoff am 13. Loch - Schießbudenterror - Realität und Vorstellungskraft - Überlebensstrategien.
Buster Keaton´s Silent Shorts:1920-1923 Scarecrow Press James L. Neibaur, Terri Niemi
Buster Keaton´s Crew:The Team Behind His Silent Films Lisle Foote
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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas R. Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013946/bk_acx0_013946_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
"It´s said that Chaplin wanted you to like him, but Keaton didn´t care. I think he cared, but was too proud to ask. His films avoid the pathos and sentiment of the Chaplin pictures, and usually feature a jaunty young man who sees an objective and goes for it in the face of the most daunting obstacles. Buster survives tornados, waterfalls, avalanches of boulders, and falls from great heights, and never pauses to take a bow: He has his eye on his goal. And his movies, seen as a group, are like a sustained act of optimism in the face of adversity; surprising, how without asking, he earns our admiration and tenderness." - Roger Ebert A lot of time has been spent covering the lives of history´s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors´ American Legends series, listeners can get caught up on the lives of America´s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute. And they can do so while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. In the 1920s, the burgeoning movie industry was starting to come into its own. Alongside actor and director Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton was at the peak of Hollywood. It´s no surprise that Keaton was so effective in silent films. He had been practicing comedy in his family´s vaudeville acts as "The Little Boy Who Can´t Be Damaged"; and became a popular performer by the age of five. Indeed, his physical form of comedy, which initially involved having his father throw him around the stage, translated well onto the screen. Some of his slapstick and other comic gags remain legendary even today, in part because Keaton practiced his own stunts. In fact, Keaton wrote his own material, and was a crucial comic influence on acts like The Marx Brothers and The Three Stooges. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035480/bk_acx0_035480_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.