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Reeling with Laughter : American Film Comedies: From Anarchy to Mockumentary.

Author: Michael V Tueth
Publisher: Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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In Reeling with Laughter: American Film Comedies: From Anarchy to Mockumentary, Michael V. Tueth looks at some of the most enduring comic movies of all time. Beginning with the anarchic romp Duck Soup (1933), each chapter explores a specific sub-genre by examining a representative film. Tueth delves into the background of each film's production and discusses their audience reception and critical appraisal. By  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael V Tueth
ISBN: 9780810883680 0810883686
OCLC Number: 1065957581
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (217 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; CHAPTER 1. Anarchic Comedy: DUCK SOUP (1933); CHAPTER 2. Romantic Comedy: IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934); CHAPTER 3. Screwball Comedy: BRINGING UP BABY (1938) AND WHAT'S UP, DOC? (1972); CHAPTER 4. Musical Comedy: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952); CHAPTER 5. Sex Farce: SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959); CHAPTER 6. Satire: DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (1964); CHAPTER 7. Parody: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974); CHAPTER 8. Neurotic Comedy: ANNIE HALL (1977); CHAPTER 9. Dionysian Comedy: NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE (1978). CHAPTER 10. Mockumentary: WAITING FOR GUFFMAN (1996)CHAPTER 11. Animated Comedy: SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LONGER & UNCUT (1999); Bibliography; Index; About the Author.

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In Reeling with Laughter: American Film Comedies: From Anarchy to Mockumentary, Michael V. Tueth looks at some of the most enduring comic movies of all time. Beginning with the anarchic romp Duck Soup (1933), each chapter explores a specific sub-genre by examining a representative film. Tueth delves into the background of each film's production and discusses their audience reception and critical appraisal. By examining classic examples of various sub-genres, Tueth pro.

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