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Buster Keaton: Cut to The Chase: A Biography

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  • Posted February 26, 2012

    The worst biography I¿ve ever read

    Despite many pages of footnotes, its obvious Meade didn’t bother to do much research for this book. She claims that Keaton was illiterate though this theory is easily disproven with even the slightest amount of research. (He kept a meticulous diary, was a paid writer of MGM for a 14 year period, he kept a journal during WW1, he studied Army manuals and learned Morse code, he was a cryptographer during WW1 which requires a high degree of literacy and intelligence.) She claims he was abused as a child, but ignores the fact that the Keaton’s were monitored by the Gerry Society. The Gerry Society never found any bruises or evidence of abuse. She describes Keaton as an extreme egotist, yet all other sources describe him as a modest and generous man. How did this book get past the publisher? Why was it published? People don’t appreciate being lied to by biographers. I would recommend Keaton by Rudi Blesh, Buster Keaton: The Man Who Wouldn’t Lie Down by Tom Dardis, Buster Keaton: Tempest in a Flat Hat by Edward M. McPherson, or Buster Keaton: The Persistence of Comedy by Imogen Sara Smith. All of these are far superior to Meade’s train wreck.

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    Posted September 7, 2012

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