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Why the French love Jerry Lewis : from cabaret to early cinema

Author: Rae Beth Gordon
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bringing to light the tradition of physical comedy in the French cabaret, cafe-concert, and early French film comedy, this book answers the perplexing question, Why do the French love Jerry Lewis?

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Jerry Lewis; Jerry Lewis; Jerry Lewis
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rae Beth Gordon
ISBN: 0804738939 9780804738934 0804738947 9780804738941
OCLC Number: 45283157
Description: xix, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: From Charcot to Charlot: The Corporeal Unconscious --
Imitation and Contagion: Magnetism as Popular Entertainment --
The Cabaret and the Body Out of Control --
Pantomime and the Zigzag --
Hypnotism, Somnambulism, and Early Cinema --
Hysterical Gesture and Movement in Early Film Comedy --
Epilogue: Shock Waves in the New Wave and in the Films of Jerry Lewis --
Clowns, Spies, and Automatons in Lang and Lubitsch.
Responsibility: Rae Beth Gordon.
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"Why the French Love Jerry Lewis invites readers to consider the power of performance and cinematic illusion to tickle the funny-bone and agitate the senses, to produce involuntary laughter and Read more...

 
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