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The art of the screwball comedy : madcap entertainment from the 1930s to today

Author: Doris Milberg
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina ; London : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Part One of this exploration of screwball comedies and their later offspring begins midcentury discussing the careers and love of popular super stars. Writers and directors are given their due. Part Two, takes an in depth look at the films, from the genre's inception and the stars that appear in them, ending with some thoughts about the future"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Milberg
ISBN: 9780786467815 0786467819
OCLC Number: 796760310
Description: vii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
The essence of screwball. Cut and print: the anatomy of screwball --
Screwball personnel: the stars --
Screwball personnel: they also serve --
Screwball personnel: behind the scenes --
The sub-genres of screwball --
Screwball guys and gals: heirs and heiresses --
Screwball guys and gals: the working stiffs --
Screwball Cinderellas and Cinderfellas --
Show business screwballs --
The screwball literati: anything for a story --
Love on the rocks: marital mix-ups, screwball style --
William and Myrna: Nick and Nora et al. --
Mixing murder and mayhem: screwball comedy-mysteries --
Screwball families: the mamas, the papas, the kids --
Morale boosters: screwball goes to war --
Screwball lives on: part one --
Screwball lives on: part two --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Doris Milberg.

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"Part One of this exploration of screwball comedies and their later offspring begins midcentury discussing the careers and love of popular super stars. Writers and directors are given their due. Part Two, takes an in depth look at the films, from the genre's inception and the stars that appear in them, ending with some thoughts about the future"--

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