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The Chaplin machine : slapstick, Fordism and the Communist avant-garde

Author: Owen Hatherley
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The tragic-comedic story of the cinema, art and architecture of the early 20th Century, highlighting the unlikely intersections of East and West.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hatherley, Owen.
Chaplin machine.
London : Pluto Press, [2016]
(OCoLC)920733816
Named Person: Charlie Chaplin; Charlie Chaplin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Owen Hatherley
ISBN: 9781783717736 1783717734
OCLC Number: 962872698
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 232 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; Introduction: Americanism and Fordism --
and Chaplinism; 1. Constructing the Chaplin Machine: The Constructivist International Encounters the American Comedians; 2. Red Clowns to the Rescue: Biomechanics in Film, Factory and Circus; 3. No Rococo Palace for Buster Keaton: Architectures of Americanism; 4. The Rhythm of Socialist Construction: Soviet Sound Film and the Creation of an Industrial Economy; Conclusion: Life is Getting Jollier, Comrades!; Acknowledgements; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Owen Hatherley.

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