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Funny pictures : animation and comedy in studio-era Hollywood

Author: Daniel Goldmark; Charlie Keil
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2011.
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This collection of essays explores the link between comedy and animation in studio-era cartoons, from filmdom's earliest days through the twentieth century. Written by a who's who of animation authorities, Funny pictures offers a stimulating range of views on why animation became associated with comedy so early and so indelibly, and illustrates how animation and humor came together at a pivotal stage in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Funny pictures.
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011005494
(OCoLC)701672530
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Goldmark; Charlie Keil
ISBN: 9780520950122 0520950127
OCLC Number: 739104374
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 331 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: what makes these pictures so funny? / Charlie Keil and Daniel Goldmark --
The (filmic) roots of early animation. The Chaplin effect: ghosts in the machine and animated gags / Paul Wells --
Polyphony and heterogeneity in early Fleischer films: comic strips, vaudeville, and the New York style / Mark Langer --
The heir apparent / J.B. Kaufman --
Systems and effects: making cartoons funny. Infectious laughter: cartoons' cure for the Depression / Don Crafton --
"We're happy when we're sad": comedy, gags, and 1930s cartoon narration / Richard Neupert --
Laughter by numbers: the science of comedy at the Walt Disney Studio / Susan Ohmer --
Retheorizing animated comedy. "Who dat say who dat?" racial masquerade, humor, and the rise of American animation / Nicholas Sammond --
"I like to sock myself in the face": reconsidering "vulgar modernism" / Henry Jenkins --
Auralis sexualis: how cartoons conduct Paraphilia / Philip Brophy --
Comic inspiration: animation auteurs. The art of diddling: slapstick, science, and antimodernism in the films of Charley Bowers / Rob King --
Tex Avery's prison house of animation, or humor and boredom in studio cartoons / Scott Curtis --
Tish-Tash in cartoonland / Ethan de Seife --
Beyond the studio era: building on tradition. Sounds funny/funny sounds: theorizing cartoon music / Daniel Goldmark --
The revival of the studio-era cartoon in the 1990s / Linda Simensky.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Goldmark and Charlie Keil.

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