9781903364352-1903364353-Film Comedy

Film Comedy

ISBN-13: 9781903364352
ISBN-10: 1903364353
Author: King, Geoff
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Format: Paperback 208 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781903364352
ISBN-10: 1903364353
Author: King, Geoff
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Format: Paperback 208 pages

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Acknowledged authors King, Geoff wrote Film Comedy comprising 208 pages back in 2002. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1903364353 and 9781903364352. Since then Film Comedy textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.52 or rent at the marketplace.

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What exactly is film comedy and what is the basis for its widespread appeal? Film Comedy uses formal, socio-historical and industrial perspectives to answer this question. What, for example, is the basis of the appeal of gross-out comedy in films such as There's Something About Mary and American Pie? What is the relationship between comedy and narrative, from early silent slapstick to the performance of actors such as Steve Martin and Jim Carrey? How has romantic comedy changed, or remained the same, from the 1930s to today? What happens when comedy is put to more serious ends in satire ranging from works produced under communism in Eastern Europe and Cuba to Hollywood features such as Bullworth and Wag the Dog? To what extent is comedy nation-specific? And what is the role of comic relief in Hollywood action movies and black comedy such as American Psycho and Man Bites Dog.

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