Respected film expert and historian James Curtis offers a comprehensive and intriguing dive into the life and career of actor, comedian, and filmmaker Buster Keaton (1895-1966). Narrator David Pittu is an ideal choice for this lengthy but entertaining audiobook. While Pittu's nuanced, sensitive performance is a bit slow-paced, it's entirely absorbing--simply superb. Pittu slightly alters his voice when directly quoting voices beyond the author's and Keaton's. All of Keaton's vaudeville performances, along with his comedic "shorts" and feature films, are discussed, including behind-the-scenes stories and vignettes. His personal life is presented without a hint of the now-common sensationalism and exaggeration. Boomers may well become nostalgic as they remember Keaton's cameos in several beach party films of the 1960s. Treat yourself to the fun of Buster Keaton. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2022]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780593550984 $32.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593550991 $95.00
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