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Keystone By Simon Louvish

Keystone by Simon Louvish

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Summary

Simon Louvish, acclaimed biographer of W C Fields, the Marx Brothers and Laurel and Hardy, delves into the dynamic start of Hollywood comedy, tracking the life and clowns of one of cinema's foremost pioneers, and uncovering the mystery of one of the screen's legendary relationships - that of Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand.

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Keystone by Simon Louvish

'An enjoyable and meticulous recreation of a pioneering, mythical era in Old Hollywood... From his founding of Keystone Studios in 1913, Sennett dominated the screen comedy scene, birthing the careers of the likes of Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle while, with the Keystone Kops, defining 'madcap' comedy.' Empire 'This is a compelling tale of ambition, lust and financial chicanery that is vividly evocative of its period.' Film Review 'The story rattles along with all the dash of a Keystone Kops chase... Louvish is expert in vivid description and insightful interpretation, and he brings these movies to life on the printed page like no other film historian.' Sunday Times

Keystone Reviews

"'This is a compelling tale of ambition, lust and financial chicanery that is vividly evocative of its period.' Film Review 'The story rattles along with all the dash of a Keystone Kops chase... Louvish is expert in vivid description and insightful interpretation, and he brings these movies to life on the printed page like no other film historian.' Sunday Times 'An enjoyable and meticulous recreation of a pioneering, mythical era in Old Hollywood... From his founding of Keystone Studios in 1913, Sennett dominated the screen comedy seene, birthing the careers of the likes of Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle while, with the Keystone Kops, defining 'madcap' comedy.' Empire"

About Simon Louvish

Simon Louvish was born in Glasgow in 1947 and misspent his youth growing up in Israel between 1949 and 1968, including a stint as an army cameraman from 1965 to 1967. Having decamped to the London School of Film Technique in 1968, Simon became involved in the production of a series of independent documentary films about apartheid in South Africa, dictatorship in Greece, and general mayhem in Israel-Palestine from 1969 to 1973. He also published a memoir of his Israeli days entitled A Moment of Silence in 1979. Since 1985 Simon has published a series of novels set mainly in the Middle East, including the acclaimed Blok trilogy (The Therapy of Avram Blok, City of Blok and The Last Trump of Avram Blok). His most recent Middle East novel, The Days of Miracles and Wonders, was published in the UK in 1997 by Canongate. Since 1979, he has also been teaching film at the London International Film School and writing for various newspapers and magazines. Simon Louvish is the author of a trilogy of definitive biographies of the great clowns of screen comedy, including Man on the Flying Trapeze (1997), the story of W. C. Fields, Monkey Business: The Lives and Legends of the Marx Brothers (1999), and Stan and Ollie: The Roots of Comedy (2001), all published by Faber & Faber. Further film biographies include Keystone: The Life and Clowns of Mack Sennett(2003), Mae West: It Ain't No Sin (2005), and Cecil B. DeMille and The Golden Calf (2007).

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GOR002706475
9780571226474
0571226477
Keystone by Simon Louvish
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2005-10-06
368
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