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South Atlantic Quarterly (2002) 101 (3): 573–588.
Published: 01 July 2002
...Lisa Trahair 2002 by Duke University Press 2002 Lisa Trahair The Ghost in the Machine: The Comedy of Technology in the Cinema of Buster Keaton In his essay ‘‘The Question Concerning Tech- nology Martin Heidegger argues...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2002) 101 (3): 441–448.
Published: 01 July 2002
... and conceptualism, thus maintaining a sub- limating capacity for art. Lisa Trahair takes up Weber’s rereading of Heidegger’s ‘‘The Question Concerning Technology in order to examine the role of technology in Buster Keaton’s films. In so doing, she attempts to avoid the narrowly instru- mental reading...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1985) 84 (4): 392–400.
Published: 01 October 1985
..., whereas for Earnest, they are opposed. As with Buster Keaton, the elegance of Jack s facade is constantly being betrayed by the earnestness within. In Wilde, as in Keaton s best films, concentration is a kind of distraction. The huge difference between Algernon and Jack is nowhere more obvious than...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1981) 80 (4): 406–418.
Published: 01 October 1981
... to its substance. They have not, like Stephen Dedalus s idealized dramatist, written themselves out of their work. They not only acknowledge the existence of an audience but integrate the inevitability of that audience into their artifact. In the movies, a primitive example is Keaton s Sherlock, Jr...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1976) 75 (2): 145–160.
Published: 01 April 1976
... view has the immediate advantage of saving a critic from owlishness, a disease of the critical intellect which can be studied in the works of the many critics of film who ignore merely funny artists such as Buster Keaton, W. C. Fields, and Stan Laurel in order to concentrate on serious film-makers...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1978) 77 (2): 189–205.
Published: 01 April 1978
... Ellington, and the films of Buster Keaton, to name only three delightful examples. But Christ and Apollo is a study of the literary imagination, and its theory of comedy is grounded in discussion of literary works. The nub of the theory can be quickly stated: Lynch sees the comic as the most finite, most...