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The Creative Genius Of Buster Keaton

Renee Bright

Film critic Dana Stevens says Buster Keaton is a mirror of his cultural era.

Keaton began life as the child star of his family’s vaudeville act and went on to mastermind some of the greatest silent comedies of all time. Along the way, he crossed paths with many of the most influential people of the first half of the 20th century. He hit it big on the stage, on the big screen and on a new form of entertainment: television. In her book Camera Man, Dana Stevens pulls focus on Keaton’s life as a way of reviewing the numerous and profound cultural changes that happened in his lifetime.

Airdate: Friday, Aug 26, 2022 at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Original Air date: Jan. 27, 2022 noon and Jan. 28, 2022 at 11 a.m. MT

Dana Stevens' book is Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the Twentieth Century [Indie Bound|Bookshop|Amazon|Audible]

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