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Currents of comedy on the American screen : how film and television deliver different laughs for changing times, Nicholas Laham

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Currents of comedy on the American screen : how film and television deliver different laughs for changing times
Title
Currents of comedy on the American screen
Title remainder
how film and television deliver different laughs for changing times
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Laham
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book analyzes the evolution of comedy, defining five distinct periods and discussing the dominant comedic trends of each: screwball comedies, offering distraction from the Great Depression; suspense comedy, reflecting America's darker worldview during World War II; 1950s battle-of-the-sexes comedy; the shift from the physical, exaggerated comedy of 1950s to more realistic plotlines"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laham, Nicholas
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.C55
LC item number
L24 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comedy films
  • Television comedies
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Currents of comedy on the American screen : how film and television deliver different laughs for changing times, Nicholas Laham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-202) and index
Contents
Laughing during troubled times: the art of screwball comedy -- Film comedy highlights the dark side of American life -- Film and television comedy takes a feminist perspective on American life -- The ultimate reality-based television -- Sitcom? The Dick Van Dyke Show revisited -- The resurrection of suspense comedy since the 1980s
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 208 p.
Isbn
9780786442645
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009012371
System control number
  • 3261684-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3261684
  • (Sirsi) o277136416
  • (OCoLC)277136416
Label
Currents of comedy on the American screen : how film and television deliver different laughs for changing times, Nicholas Laham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-202) and index
Contents
Laughing during troubled times: the art of screwball comedy -- Film comedy highlights the dark side of American life -- Film and television comedy takes a feminist perspective on American life -- The ultimate reality-based television -- Sitcom? The Dick Van Dyke Show revisited -- The resurrection of suspense comedy since the 1980s
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 208 p.
Isbn
9780786442645
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009012371
System control number
  • 3261684-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3261684
  • (Sirsi) o277136416
  • (OCoLC)277136416

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