Classical Hollywood Comedy

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Kristine Brunovska Karnick, Henry Jenkins
Psychology Press, 1995 - Performing Arts - 430 pages
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Applies the recent `return to history' in film studies to the genre of classical Hollywood comedy as well as broadening the definition of those works considered central in this field.
  

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Contents

TWO TRADITIONS
6
A Spanner in the Works? Genre Narrative and
17
Theorizing the Genres
39
Funny Stories
63
Mischief Gags
87
Gag Spectacle and Narrative in Slapstick
106
Response to Pie and Chase
120
PERFORMANCE
129
The Redefinition of Gender
314
Queerness Comedy and The Women
332
Notes
349
Index
411
List of Contributors
429
The President from Baker Botts and Halliburton
217
Dreaming War 228
228
Its Not About OilPart II 236
236

Acting Funny
149
The Keystone Film Company and the Historiography
168
Buster Keaton and The Saphead
190
Mae West Film Censorship
211
Performance Anxiety Male
238
Comedy and the Social World
265
Divorce DeMille and the Comedy of Remarriage
282
Minister of Nondisclosure 244
244
A BlackTie Affair 250
250
The United States of Texas 259
259
Notes 275
275
Bibliography 291
291
Index 305
305
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