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Military comedy films : a critical survey and filmography of Hollywood releases since 1918

Author: Hal Erickson
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2012.
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"Beginning with Charlie Chaplin's Shoulder Arms, released in America near the end of World War I, the military comedy film has been one of Hollywood's most durable genres. This generously illustrated history examines over 225 Army, Navy and Marine-related comedies produced between 1918 and 2009"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Erickson, Hal, 1950-
Military comedy films.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2012
(DLC) 2012025244
(OCoLC)779876966
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hal Erickson
ISBN: 9780786492671 0786492678
OCLC Number: 806039873
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. "I surrounded them!": Charlie Chaplin and Shoulder Arms; 2. Run Silent, Run Shallow: The Silent Service Comedies; 3. First Line of Offense: "Professional" Comedians in Talkie Service Comedies; 4. Abbott and Costello Meet the Ripoffs; 5. Repeated Rounds: The "Series" Films; 6. You Know What Sailors Are: Comedies About Seafaring Men; 7. The Few, the Proud, the Funny: Comedies About the Marines; 8. You Read the Book! You Loved the Play! Now See the Movie!; 9. It's Still the Same Old Story ... Sort Of: See Here, Private Hargrove and Biloxi Blues. 10. Stranger Than Fiction11. The Wheeler Dealers; 12. It Ain't Stupid If It Works: The "Misfit-Makes-Good" Comedy; 13. The Children's Crusade: Military-Academy Comedies; 14. "Holy Smokes! A Dame!": Women in the Military; 15. Special Ops; 16. PR/CYA; 17. The Home Front; 18. No Laughing Matter?: Comedies About the Civil War and Vietnam; 19. "One, Two Three, What Are We Fighting For?": Anti-War and Anti-Military Comedies; 20. "The Mother of All Movies": Satires and Parodies; 21. Extra Added Attractions: The Cartoons; Filmography; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Hal Erickson.

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"Beginning with Charlie Chaplin's Shoulder Arms, released in America near the end of World War I, the military comedy film has been one of Hollywood's most durable genres. This generously illustrated history examines over 225 Army, Navy and Marine-related comedies produced between 1918 and 2009"--Provided by publisher.

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