|aA companion to film comedy /|cedited by Andrew Horton and Joanna E. Rapf.
|aChichester, West Sussex :|bWiley-Blackwell,|cc2013.
|axii, 571 p. :|bill. ;|c26 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aSome trends in American and European film comedy from 1894 to 1929 / Frank Scheide -- Pie queens and virtuous vamps: The funny women of the silent screen / Kristen Anderson Wagner -- The American slapstick short and the coming of sound / Rob King -- Carnivalesque comedy and the Marx Brothers / Frank Krutnik -- Jacques Tati and comedic performance / Kevin W. Sweeney -- Woody Allen / David R. Shumway -- Mel Brooks / Henry Jenkins -- The intimate scenarios of romantic comedy / Celestino Deleyto -- Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind / Leger Grindon -- Comedy in the contemporary "Homme-com" cycle / Tamar Jeffers McDonald -- Flirting with disaster / Lucy Fischer -- Hollywood's mythical monarchies, troubled republics, and crazy kingdoms / Charles Morrow
|aYou can't take it with you / William Paul -- To be or not to be / Maria DiBattista -- Dark comedy from Dr. Strangelove to the Dude / Mark Eaton -- Black film comedy as vital edge: A reassessment of the genre / Catherine A. John -- American Indian film comedies on the hilarity of poverty / Joshua B. Nelson -- Ethnic humor in American film: The Greek Americans / Dan Georgakas -- Alexander Mackendrick: Dreams, nightmares, and myths in Ealing comedy / Claire Mortimer -- Gender, humor, and the plastic body in two Korean comedies / Jane Park -- Comedy "Italian style" and I soliti ignoti / Roberta Di Carmine -- Humor, loss, and the posibility for politics in recent Palestinian cinema / Najat Rahman -- The case of animated comedy / Paul Wells -- Theatrical cartoon comedy / Suzanne Buchan.
A wide-ranging survey of the subject that celebrates the variety and complexity of film comedy from the ‘silent' days to the present, this authoritative guide offers an international perspective on the popular genre that explores all facets of its formative social, cultural and political context * A wide-ranging collection of 24 essays exploring film comedy from the silent era to the present* International in scope, the collection embraces not just American cinema, including Native American and African American, but also comic films from Europe, the Middle East, and Korea* Essays explore sub-genres, performers, and cultural perspectives such as gender, politics, and history in addition to individual works* Engages with different strands of comedy including slapstick, romantic, satirical and ironic* Features original entries from a diverse group of multidisciplinary international contributors