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Comedy incarnate : Buster Keaton, physical humor, and bodily coping

Author: Noël Carroll
Publisher: Malden, MA, USA : Blackwell Pub., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Comedy Incarnate, Noel Carroll surveys the characteristics of Buster Keaton's unique visual style, to reveal the distinctive experience of watching Keaton's films. Bold and provocative thesis written by one of America's foremost film theorists Takes a unique look at the philosophies behind Keaton's style Weighs visual elements over narrative form in the analysis of the Keaton's work Provides a  Read more...
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Named Person: Buster Keaton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Noël Carroll
ISBN: 9781405155250 1405155256
OCLC Number: 69241483
Description: 180 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The phenomenological background --
Themes of The general --
Syle in The general --
Keaton, Chaplin, Lloyd, and Langdon --
Appendix : narration in Keaton's The general.
Responsibility: Noël Carroll.
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Comedy Incarnate explores the intricacies of Buster Keaton's unique visual style to discover what provokes laughter in his timeless films, paying special attention to The General.  Read more...

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"Buster Keaton was an engineer of the comic, a craftsman of gags, a mechanic of humor. While Carroll does not aspire to be as funny as Keaton, he can match (and follow) him in intricate and brilliant Read more...

 
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