A Companion to Film Comedy

December 14, 2015|
A Companion to Film Comedy by Andrew Horton
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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
Andrew Horton is the Jeanne H. Smith Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Oklahoma, USA. An award-winning screenwriter, he is also the author of twnty-eight books on film, screenwriting and cultural studies, including Screenwriting for a Global Market (2004), Writing the Character-Centered Screen...
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Title:A Companion to Film Comedy
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:584 pages, 9.6 X 6.7 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:584 pages, 9.6 X 6.7 X 1 in
Published:December 14, 2015
Publisher:Wiley
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781119169550

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