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

Author: Steve Vineberg
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Vineberg
ISBN: 0742526348 9780742526341
OCLC Number: 982213464
Description: 207 p. ; .. cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1 Europe in Hollywood Chapter 3 2 High Comedy, American Style Chapter 4 3 High Comedy and Social Satire Chapter 5 4 The Poison in the Champagne: What It's Really Like to Be Rich and Famous Chapter 6 5 The Aristocracy of the Hip Chapter 7 6 The Eighties and Beyond Chapter 8 Filmography Chapter 9 Bibliography

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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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