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Classic Movie Comedians Neil Sinyard

Classic Movie Comedians

Neil Sinyard

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ISBN : 9780861248780
Hardcover
176 pages
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This book surveys the broad diversity of comic devices and styles employed by the giants of the cinema: for instance, Laurel and Hardys inevitable escalation of events into mayhem, the cutting edge to Fieldss misanthropic wit, and the aggression atMoreThis book surveys the broad diversity of comic devices and styles employed by the giants of the cinema: for instance, Laurel and Hardys inevitable escalation of events into mayhem, the cutting edge to Fieldss misanthropic wit, and the aggression at the root of the Marx Brothers quick-fire gags. Binding these strands together is the thread of comic genius: the ability to imitate life and ridicule it, to persuade generations of movie-lovers to suspend their disbelief for a while, indulge their imaginations...and enjoy it.