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High comedy in American movies : class and humor from the 1920s to the present

Author: Steve Vineberg
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, 2005
Series: Genre and beyond
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Vineberg
ISBN: 9780742526341 074252633X 9780742526334 0742526348
OCLC Number: 475714563
Notes: Index ; bibliogr. ; filmogr.
Description: x, 209 s. : illustrations
Contents: Europe in Hollywood --
High comedy, American style --
High comedy and social satire --
The poison in the champagne: what it's really like to be rich and famous --
The aristocracy of the hip --
The 1980s and beyond
Series Title: Genre and beyond
Responsibility: Steve Vineberg

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In looking at the various subgenres of comedy, the author zeroes in on comedy of manners, the high comedy that privileges elegance, wit, and sophisticated banter among its iridescent, pedigreed Read more...

 
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