Comedy Is a Man in Trouble: Slapstick in American Movies

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U of Minnesota Press, 2000 - Comedy films - 270 pages
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Slapstick has always been a film staple, and Dale (writing and American studies, Princeton) presents a history of cinematic slapstick, which he defines as an elemental aspect of existence...a ... Read full review

Contents

Comedy Is a Man in Trouble
1
Chaplin as Proteus LowDown and High Up
31
Junior Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton
59
Girl Heroes
92
The Marx Brothers The Buoyant Refuse of Our Teeming Shore
132
Preston Sturges Girl in a Jam Boy in a Jam
161
Jerry Lewis The Once and Future King of Comedy
190
Coda
213
Notes
221
Works Cited
237
Index
247
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