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Reeling with laughter : American film comedies, from anarchy to mockumentary

Author: Michael Tueth
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow P., 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, 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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Tueth
ISBN: 9780810883673 0810883678
OCLC Number: 816023917
Notes: Index ; bibliogr.
Description: ix, 209 s. : illustrations
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter One: Anarchic Comedy: Duck SoupChapter Two: Romantic Comedy: It Happened One NightChapter Three: Screwball Comedy: Bringing Up Baby and What's Up, Doc?Chapter Four: Musical Comedy: Singin' in the RainChapter Five: Sex Farce: Some Like It HotChapter Six: Satire: Dr. StrangeloveChapter Seven: Parody: Young FrankensteinChapter Eight: Neurotic Comedy: Annie Hall Chapter Nine: Dionysian Comedy: Animal HouseChapter Ten: Mockumentary: Waiting for GuffmanChapter Eleven: Animated: South Park: Bigger Longer & UncutBibliographyIndexAbout the Author
Responsibility: Michael V. Tueth

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Tueth (communication and media studies, Fordham Univ.) analyzes 12 US comedies as representative of 11 genres. Duck Soup is clearly anarchic comedy; It Happened One Night, romantic; Singin' in the Read more...

 
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