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The funny parts : a history of film comedy routines and gags

Author: Anthony Balducci
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Classic comedy routines and individual gags have been around for hundreds of years; the best of these making their way through theater, circus, film and television, surviving to present day. As these timeless comedy gems are traced to their beginnings and followed through the years, readers are taken on a mirthful journey from Keystone to Zombieland"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Balducci
ISBN: 9780786465132 0786465131
OCLC Number: 759594285
Description: vi, 310 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
And then there were pies --
Mannequins and other dummies --
Animals --
Adventures in eating --
Attack of the vamps --
Indecent exposure --
Spooky apparitions --
Bombs and burglars --
How to disguise yourself as furniture and fool --
Your friends --
The amazing trapdoor chase --
Science and magic --
Tooth extraction and laughing gas --
Into the looking glass --
Sleepless nights --
Fathers to sons of the desert --
The big jangly box, the sliding ladder and --
Other comic props --
The Buster Keaton variations --
The Harold Lloyd variations --
Hysterical history --
Bugs --
Scared black servants, dice-playing african --
Cannibals, and the most racist comedy in silent cinema history --
Other variations.
Responsibility: Anthony Balducci.

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"Classic comedy routines and individual gags have been around for hundreds of years; the best of these making their way through theater, circus, film and television, surviving to present day. As these timeless comedy gems are traced to their beginnings and followed through the years, readers are taken on a mirthful journey from Keystone to Zombieland"--Provided by publisher.

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