Keaton Biography Explores 'Tempest in a Flat Hat' Jennifer Ludden talks to Edward McPherson about his new biography of silent film star Buster Keaton, known as the "Great Stone Face." He says Keaton handcrafted every aspect of his movies in a way that would be unimaginable today
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Keaton Biography Explores 'Tempest in a Flat Hat'

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Keaton Biography Explores 'Tempest in a Flat Hat'

Keaton Biography Explores 'Tempest in a Flat Hat'

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Jennifer Ludden talks to Edward McPherson about his new biography of silent film star Buster Keaton, known as the "Great Stone Face." McPherson says Keaton handcrafted every aspect of his movies in a way that would be unimaginable today.

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