Reeling With Laughter: American Film Comedies: From Anarchy To Mockumentary by Michael V. TuethReeling With Laughter: American Film Comedies: From Anarchy To Mockumentary by Michael V. Tueth

Reeling With Laughter: American Film Comedies: From Anarchy To Mockumentary

byMichael V. Tueth

Paperback | October 6, 2014

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In Reeling with Laughter: American Film Comedies: From Anarchy to Mockumentary, Michael V. Tueth looks at some of the most enduring comic movies of all time. Beginning with the anarchic romp Duck Soup (1933), each chapter explores a specific sub-genre by examining a representative film. Tueth delves into the background of each film's production and discusses their audience reception and critical appraisal. By examining classic examples of various sub-genres, Tueth provides readers with an understanding of the qualities that have characterized these works.
Michael V. Tueth, SJ, teaches film and television studies in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University. He is the author of Laughter in the Living Room: Television Comedy and the American Home Audience (2005).
Title:Reeling With Laughter: American Film Comedies: From Anarchy To MockumentaryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 8.86 × 6.13 × 0.66 inPublished:October 6, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442243643

ISBN - 13:9781442243644

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter One: Anarchic Comedy: Duck SoupChapter Two: Romantic Comedy: It Happened One NightChapter Three: Screwball Comedy: Bringing Up Baby and What's Up, Doc?Chapter Four: Musical Comedy: Singin' in the RainChapter Five: Sex Farce: Some Like It HotChapter Six: Satire: Dr. StrangeloveChapter Seven: Parody: Young FrankensteinChapter Eight: Neurotic Comedy: Annie Hall Chapter Nine: Dionysian Comedy: Animal HouseChapter Ten: Mockumentary: Waiting for GuffmanChapter Eleven: Animated: South Park: Bigger Longer & UncutBibliographyIndexAbout the Author

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