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Hitchcock and humor : modes of comedy in twelve defining films

Author: Wes D Gehring
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A recent critic described Woody Allen's Manhattan Murder Mystery as "a kind of rear window for retirees." As this quote suggests, we are beyond time to examine Alfred Hitchcock's use of various types of comedy in his films.Hitchcock films used assorted types of comedy (such as black humor, parody, personality, screwball, and romantic ), to entertain us"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Gehring, Wes D.
Hitchcock and humor.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2019
(DLC) 2019002679
(OCoLC)1089258163
Print version:
(OCoLC)1057304504
Named Person: Alfred Hitchcock; Alfred Hitchcock
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wes D Gehring
ISBN: 9781476636214 1476636214
OCLC Number: 1100618950
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Blackmail --
The man who knew too much --
The 39 steps --
Secret agent --
The lady vanishes --
Mr. & Mrs. Smith --
Shadow of a doubt --
Rope --
Strangers on a train --
Rear window --
The trouble with Harry --
North by northwest --
Epilogue, and thoughts on Psycho.
Responsibility: Wes D. Gehring.

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The author grew tired of misleading throwaway references to the director's "comic relief." This book examines what should be obvious: Hitchcock systematically incorporated assorted types of comedy -  Read more...

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