Communication & Journalism
This article reexamines the common perception that film comedian Buster Keaton failed to make the transition from the silent to the sound period. Contrary to popular belief, he enjoyed a four year period during which some of his most successful films were made. The reason for his disappearance from public view at the height of his popularity is linked to the comedians inability to make the artistic transition into the sound era. While his early sound films are successful, he casts himself as an anachronistic image, thus immobilizing his traditional protagonist. Copyright 2008 American Communication Journal. All rights reserved.
American Communication Journal
Vaughn, T. (2008). Sound technology and the immobilization in public visions of Buster Keaton. American Communication Journal 10(Special): 11 pages.