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Bengtson, John 1957-

Overview
Works: 14 works in 57 publications in 1 language and 3,040 library holdings
Genres: Comedy films  Drama  Silent films  Romance films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romantic comedy films  Biographies  Short films  Biographical films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Bengtson
Silent visions : discovering early Hollywood and New York through the films of Harold Lloyd by John Bengtson( )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immensely popular and prolific, Harold Lloyd sold more movie tickets during the Golden Age of Comedy than any other comedian. From Coney Island to Catalina Island, and from Brooklyn to Beverly Hills, Lloyd's movies captured visions of silent-era America unequaled on the silver screen. A stunning work of cinematic archeology, Silent Visions describes the historical settings found in such Lloyd classics as Safety Last!, Girl Shy, and Speedy, and matches them with archival photographs, vintage maps, and scores of then-and-now comparison photographs, illuminating b
Modern times by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his boss demands more speed and efficiency, Chaplin goes crazy from his repetitious assembly line job. Primarily a silent film with music and sound effects, but occasional voices emanate from radios and television screens
Safety last! by Fred Newmeyer( Visual )

6 editions published in 2013 and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man travels to the big city in search of success. Boasting of his achievements, he resorts to desperate deeds when his fiancee decides to visit him
Silent echoes : discovering early Hollywood through the films of Buster Keaton by John Bengtson( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent Echoes: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Buster Keaton is an epic look at a genius at work and at a Hollywood that no longer exists. Painstakingly researching the locations used in Buster Keaton's classic silent films, author John Bengtson combines images from Keaton's movies with archival photographs, historic maps, and scores of dramatic "then" and "now" photos. In the process, Bengtson reveals dozens of locations that lay undiscovered for nearly 80 years. Part time machine, part detective story, Silent Echoes presents a fresh look at the matchless Keaton at work, as well as a captivating glimpse of Hollywood's most romantic era. More than a book for film, comedy, or history buffs, Silent Echoes appeals to anyone fascinated with solving puzzles or witnessing the awesome passage of time
Keaton plus( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights include home movie footage of Keaton in Paris and on the set, scenes from a never-completed Cinemascope musical, excerpts from the rare TV series "Life with Buster Keaton", his first dramatic role, two 1930s shorts, commercials, excerpts from his appearance TV, a newly-restored 1921 short, and newly discovered footage from two other shorts. Film historian John Bengtson has prepared an interactive tour of locations where Keaton's films were shot. An extensive photo gallery reveals family snapshots, images from Keaton's vaudeville years, fascinating behind-the-scenes stills and more
Silent traces : discovering early Hollywood through the films of Charlie Chaplin by John Bengtson( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explore the traces of early Hollywood hidden within Charlie Chaplin's timeless films. This stunning work of cinematic archeology combines Chaplin's movie images with archival photographs, vintage maps, and scores of then-and-now comparison photographs to conjure up the silent-movie era from an entirely new perspective. By describing the historical settings found in such Chaplin classics as The Kid, City Lights, and Modern Times, author John Bengtson illuminates both Chaplin's genius and the evolving city that served as a backdrop for his art. Part time machine, part detective story, Silent Traces presents a unique look at Chaplin's work, and a captivating glimpse into Hollywood's most romantic era. Book jacket."--Jacket
The freshman( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though he dreams of being a big man on campus, the freshman's careful plans inevitably go hilariously awry, be it on the football field or at the Fall Frolic. But he gets a climactic chance to prove his mettle, and impress the sweet girl he loves, in one of the most famous sports sequences ever filmed. This crowd-pleaser is a gleeful showcase for Lloyd's slapstick brilliance and incandescent charm
Modern times( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his boss demands more speed and efficiency, Chaplin goes crazy from his repetitious assembly line job. Primarily a silent film with music and sound effects, but occasional voices emanate from radios and television screens
The General( Visual )

in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Tour of the Filming Locations: This documentary features a tour of the filming locations of The General, presented by John Bengtson, author of Silent Echoes. Behind-the-Scenes Home Movie Footage: This is behind-the-scenes home movie footage of the filming location of The General. Silents Please: Introduction by Gloria Swanson: This is an introduction to The General by Gloria Swanson from the 1960 ABC television series Silents Please. The Silent Years: Introduction by Orson Welles: This is an introduction to The General by Orson Welles from the 1971 PBS television series The Silent Years. The Buster Express: This is a brisk montage of train gags from throughout Buster Keaton's career. Video Tour of the Authentic General Locomotive: This documentary features a video tour of the authentic General locomotive, presented by Harper Harris
Modern times( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his boss demands more speed and efficiency, Chaplin goes crazy from his repetitious assembly line job. Primarily a silent film with music and sound effects, but occasional voices emanate from radios and television screens
Keaton plus( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights include home movie footage of Keaton in Paris and on the set, scenes from a never-completed Cinemascope musical, excerpts from the rare TV series "Life with Buster Keaton", his first dramatic role, two 1930s shorts, commercials, excerpts from his appearance TV and a newly-restored 1921 short. Film historian John Bengtson has prepared an interactive tour of locations where Keaton's films were shot. An extensive photo gallery reveals family snapshots, images from Keaton's vaudeville years, fascinating behind-the-scenes stills and more
Charlie Chaplin's modern times by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his boss demands more speed and efficiency, Chaplin goes crazy from his repetitious assembly line job. Primarily a silent film with music and sound effects, but occasional voices emanate from radios and television screens
Latah County Centennial collection( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Programs, proclamations by Judge John Bengtson and Governor Cecil D. Andrus, attendance lists, and a newspaper clipping, relating to celebration of the centennial of the creation of Latah County, Idaho, in Moscow, Idaho, May 14, 1988
 
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Silent echoes : discovering early Hollywood through the films of Buster Keaton
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Alternative Names
John Bengtson American linguist

John Bengtson Amerikaans taalkundige

John Bengtson lingüista estadounidense

John Bengtson lingüista estatunidenc

John Bengtson linguiste américain

John Bengtson llingüista estauxunidense

Бенгтсон, Джон

Бенгтсон, Джон Специалист по исторической и антропологической лингвистике

جون بينغتسون لغوي من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

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Languages
English (46)