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The Resource Too funny for words : a contrarian history of American screen comedy from silent slapstick to screwball, David Kalat

Too funny for words : a contrarian history of American screen comedy from silent slapstick to screwball, David Kalat

Label
Too funny for words : a contrarian history of American screen comedy from silent slapstick to screwball
Title
Too funny for words
Title remainder
a contrarian history of American screen comedy from silent slapstick to screwball
Statement of responsibility
David Kalat
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"American silent film comedies were dominated by sight gags, stunts and comic violence. With the advent of sound, comedies in the 1930s were a riot of runaway heiresses and fast-talking screwballs. It was more than a technological pivot -- the first feature-length sound film, The Jazz Singer (1927), changed Hollywood"--
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Provided by publisher
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kalat, David
Dewey number
791.43/617
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.C55
LC item number
K36 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comedy films
  • Silent films
  • Screwball comedy films
  • Comedy films
  • Screwball comedy films
  • Silent films
  • United States
Label
Too funny for words : a contrarian history of American screen comedy from silent slapstick to screwball, David Kalat
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The history of the history of silent comedy -- Hey, down in front! -- Mack Daddy, Daddy Mack -- Irony and the fat man -- First things first, but not necessarily in that order -- Slapstick while black -- @RealCharlieChaplin -- Cruel and unusual -- Life, police and trouble -- Mutual appreciation society -- Serious business -- The other Chaplin -- Buster Keaton vs. the history of comedy -- Out the window backwards -- Eureka -- What, what no beer? -- Keaton international -- Fake news -- Why don't you say something to help me? -- Harold Lloyd 101 -- Mustache, glasses and suit -- The sin of Harold Lloyd -- When Harold met Lucy -- Lucy vs. Lucille Ball -- Artists and models -- Duck soup -- Eat your apple after now -- The back of Joan Crawford's head -- Downton Valley, or Ruggles conquers the west -- The $30,000 question -- F.W. Murnau's comedy masterpiece -- Jean, Clara, bombshell and it -- Miscasting for fun and profit -- Girls! girls! girls! -- I won't back down -- The unexpected comedy stylings of Alfred Hitchcock -- Mr. and Mrs. Smith -- Divorce American style -- Magic pixie dream grampa -- Ernst Lubitsch forgives himself -- Sturges before Sturges -- The trouble with Mitchell -- Ginger Rogers, sad Saks of Fifth Ave -- The careless Cinderella -- Katharine Hepburn vs. herself -- Me vs. Capra -- Preston Sturges origin story -- The love song of Captain McGloo -- Sturges after Sturges (or, the Keystone Pipeline) -- Meet Charley Chase -- Modern love -- Meet Cary Grant -- The worst people in the world -- Slut fabulous
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781476678566
Lccn
2019010732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1080274359
  • (OCoLC)on1080274359
  • 3599467
Label
Too funny for words : a contrarian history of American screen comedy from silent slapstick to screwball, David Kalat
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The history of the history of silent comedy -- Hey, down in front! -- Mack Daddy, Daddy Mack -- Irony and the fat man -- First things first, but not necessarily in that order -- Slapstick while black -- @RealCharlieChaplin -- Cruel and unusual -- Life, police and trouble -- Mutual appreciation society -- Serious business -- The other Chaplin -- Buster Keaton vs. the history of comedy -- Out the window backwards -- Eureka -- What, what no beer? -- Keaton international -- Fake news -- Why don't you say something to help me? -- Harold Lloyd 101 -- Mustache, glasses and suit -- The sin of Harold Lloyd -- When Harold met Lucy -- Lucy vs. Lucille Ball -- Artists and models -- Duck soup -- Eat your apple after now -- The back of Joan Crawford's head -- Downton Valley, or Ruggles conquers the west -- The $30,000 question -- F.W. Murnau's comedy masterpiece -- Jean, Clara, bombshell and it -- Miscasting for fun and profit -- Girls! girls! girls! -- I won't back down -- The unexpected comedy stylings of Alfred Hitchcock -- Mr. and Mrs. Smith -- Divorce American style -- Magic pixie dream grampa -- Ernst Lubitsch forgives himself -- Sturges before Sturges -- The trouble with Mitchell -- Ginger Rogers, sad Saks of Fifth Ave -- The careless Cinderella -- Katharine Hepburn vs. herself -- Me vs. Capra -- Preston Sturges origin story -- The love song of Captain McGloo -- Sturges after Sturges (or, the Keystone Pipeline) -- Meet Charley Chase -- Modern love -- Meet Cary Grant -- The worst people in the world -- Slut fabulous
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781476678566
Lccn
2019010732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1080274359
  • (OCoLC)on1080274359
  • 3599467

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