Currents of Comedy on the American Screen: How Film and by Nicholas Laham

By Nicholas Laham

This e-book analyzes the evolution of movie and tv comedy from the Nineteen Thirties during the current, defining 5 unique sessions and discussing the dominant comedic tendencies of every. Chapters conceal the interval spanning 1934 to 1942, outlined via screwball comedies that provided distraction from the nice melancholy; the suspense comedy, reflecting America’s darker worldview in the course of global battle II; the Fifties battle-of-the-sexes comedy; the shift from the actual, exaggerated comedy of the Fifties to extra sensible plotlines; and the recent suspense comedy of the Seventies and Eighties, concentrating on the preferred “dumb cop” or “dumb undercover agent” sequence in addition to glossy remakes together with 2006’s The red Panther and 2008’s Get Smart.

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