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Comedy is a man in trouble slapstick in American movies

Alan S. Dale 1960-


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  • Title:
    Comedy is a man in trouble slapstick in American movies
  • Author: Alan S. Dale 1960-
  • Description: Machine generated contents note: 1. Comedy Is a Man in Trouble 1 -- 2. Chaplin as Proteus, Low-Down and High Up 31 -- 3. Junior: Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton 59 -- 4. Girl Heroes 92 -- 5. The Marx Brothers: The Buoyant Refuse of Our Teeming Shore 132 -- 6. Preston Sturges: Girl in a Jam, Boy in a Jam 161 -- 7. Jerry Lewis: The Once and Future King of Comedy 190 -- Coda 213 -- Notes 221 -- Works Cited 237 -- Index 247.
    Comedy Is a Man in Trouble presents a lively, accessible, and lavishly illustrated look at a form of comedy that has been expanded and refashioned in film by everyone from W. C. Fields and Marion Davies to Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Here is not only an amusing look at film comedy history, but an insight into the human condition and what causes us to laugh.
  • Publication Date: c2000
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (302 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-8166-9197-5
  • Subjects: Comedy films -- United States -- History and criticism; Motion pictures; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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