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body in Hollywood slapstick

Alex Clayton

body in Hollywood slapstick

by Alex Clayton

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Published by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Comedy films -- United States -- History and criticism,
  • Body, Human, in motion pictures

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementAlex Clayton.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.C55 C58 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17900545M
    ISBN 109780786430635
    LC Control Number2007015420

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Body in Hollywood slapstick by Alex Clayton Download PDF EPUB FB2

"Many Hollywood slapstick films can be understood as comic meditations on the place and nature of the human body. Focusing on the works of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Laurel and Hardy, among others, this book examines ways that the body represents or interacts with the mind, setting, voice and machines in slapstick films"--Provided by publisher.

Because they rely heavily on physical comedy, many Hollywood slapstick films can be understood as comic meditations on the place and nature of the human body. Focusing on the works of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Laurel and Hardy, among others, this book examines ways that the body represents or interacts with the mind, setting, voice and machines in slapstick films.

Because they rely heavily on physical comedy, many Hollywood slapstick films can be understood as comic meditations on the place and nature of the human body.

Focusing on the works of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Laurel and Hardy, among others, this book examines ways that the body represents or interacts with the mind.

The paper "The Body of Hollywood Slapstick" is a good example of an article on visual arts and film studies. In his article “ Introduction: The Body in Hollywood Slapstick”, Alex Clayton introduces the body of Hollywood Slapstick in a convincing manner and the author pays close and sustained attention to the body as a medium of expression.

Clayton, Alex () The Body In Hollywood Slapstick. McFarland and Co, Inc, pp. ISBN (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository.

Hollywood, comedy, and The Case of Silent Slapstick In this chapter we locate comedy within the general aesthetic and industrial regime of classical – and preclassical – Hollywood cinema.

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