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Buster Keaton's Crew: The Team Behind His…

Buster Keaton's Crew: The Team Behind His Silent Films

by Lisle Foote

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This is very literally a listing of the crew members who worked with Buster Keaton on his films, and, as such, is a superb addition to the history of early film. Each crew member's life is outlined and individual contributions to both Keaton's films and to cinema in general are given. However, it is not for the casual reader, as it is comparable to reading the appendices to any historical text: some of the people are fascinating and some not so, and it's just a list of names and individual histories for films which the reader needs to have at seen at least once. ( )
  Prop2gether | Feb 9, 2015 |
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As Buster Keaton told an interviewer in 1965, "When I'm working alone, the cameraman, the prop man, the electrician, these are my eyes out there...They knew what they were talking about". Drawn from film trade magazines, newspapers, interviews and public records, this book tells the previously unpublished stories of the behind-the-scenes crew who worked on Keaton's silent films - like Elgin Lessley, who went from department store clerk to chief cameraman, and Fred Gabourie, who served as an army private in the Spanish American War before he became Keaton's technical director. "I'd ask, 'Did that work the way I wanted it to?' and they'd say yes or no", Keaton said of his crew. He couldn't have made his films without them.

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