Author Archive for: ‘Anna Gardner’

City Lights (BFI Film Classics)

Charles Maland, City Lights (BFI Film Classics). London: BFI Publishing, 2007 ISBN-13: 978-1844571758 US$14.95 (pb) 128pp (Review copy supplied by Macmillan) Charles Maland’s Chaplin and American Culture: The Evolution of a Star Image (1989) studies the rise of Chaplin both as an actor and an icon, as well as his decline in popularity later in his career. His study of Chaplin’s City Lights (USA 1931) …

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The Fall of Buster Keaton

James L. Neibaur, The Fall of Buster Keaton: His Films for M-G-M, Educational Pictures, and Columbia Lanham: The Scarecrow Press, 2010 ISBN-13: 978-0810876828 US$45.00 (pb) 225pp Neibaur’s The Fall of Buster Keaton concentrates on films which have been dismissed or glossed over in other works on Keaton, namely the films he made for MGM, Educational Pictures and Columbia Pictures. This …

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