The 100 Greatest Silent Film Comedians
The 100 Greatest Silent Film Comedians
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Even the average film fan is familiar with only a handful of silent cinema’s greatest stars, like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Laurel & Hardy. This book ranks the top 100 silent film stars based on a scale that considers creativity, originality, chemistry with fellow performers, and other factors. Like any ranking book, it is as idiosyncratic… (more)

Even the average film fan is familiar with only a handful of silent cinema’s greatest stars, like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Laurel & Hardy. This book ranks the top 100 silent film stars based on a scale that considers creativity, originality, chemistry with fellow performers, and other factors. Like any ranking book, it is as idiosyncratic as its author, so few readers are likely to agree completely with his choices. On the other hand, they will appreciate the thoughtfulness the author puts into the list, particularly given his unique perspective. The author also promotes some lesser known performers, singles out each artist’s best works, and identifies key films available on DVD.

 

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2014)

Page count: 464 pages

File size: 26 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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