Comic Mind Comedy and the Movies
Edition: 2nd (Reprint)
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Description: Although books on the comedies of the silent era abound, few have attempted to survey film comedy as a whole--its history and evolution, how the philosophical visions of its greatest artists and directors have shaped its traditions, and how these visions have informed both the meaning and manner of their work. Blending information with interpretation, description with analysis, Mast traces the development of screen comedy from the first crude efforts of Edison and Lumiegrave;re to the subtlety and psychological complexity of Annie Hall. As he guides the reader through detailed discussions of specific films, Mast reveals the structures, the values, and the cinematic techniques which have appeared and reappeared in comic cinema. The second edition of The Comic Mind treats the comic developments of the 1970s in terms of the traditions of film comedy set forth in the first edition, including a discussion of the evolution of Jacques Tati and the emergence of Mel Brooks and Woody Allen as the two greatest American comic stylists of the seventies. "The most comprehensive study of film comedy yet written in English. . . .The book's extensive index with references to companies from which 16mm prints of many of the cited films may be rented will be of great value to the film teacher and audiovisual librarian."--Choice
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List price: $32.50
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/15/1979
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Assumptions, Definitions, and Categories|
|Comic Films--Categories and Definitions|
|Jests, Tricks, and the First Comic Personalities|
|Chaplin and Keaton|
|Chaplin: From Keystone to Mutual|
|Chaplin: First Nationals and Silent Features|
|Chaplin: Sound Films|
|Other Silent Clowns|
|More Fun Shops|
|Sound and Structure|
|Ernst Lubitsch and Reneacute; Clair|
|The Dialogue Tradition|
|The Clown Tradition|
|The Ironic Tradition The Case for Comedy|
|Distributors of Comic Films|