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Title Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr. / edited by Andrew Horton.

Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  791.43028092 BUST    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge film handbooks series.
Cambridge film handbooks series.
Bibliography Filmography: pages 138-177.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-186) and index.
Contents 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 Protege: 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.
Summary 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. The essays included here, written especially for this edition, examine this film in the context of Keaton's career, and offer new perspectives, among other things, on its unusual production history, Keaton's vaudeville background, and the differing views of "masculinity" that both celebrate and poke fun at cinema itself. Also included is a filmography of Keaton's works, contemporary reviews of Sherlock Jr., and a select bibliography.
Other author Horton, Andrew, 1944-
Subject Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966.
Sherlock Jr.
ISBN 0521481058 (hardcover)
0521485665 (paperback)