The Body in Hollywood Slapstick Alex Clayton

ISBN: 9780786430635

Published: July 1st 2007

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229 pages


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The Body in Hollywood Slapstick  by  Alex Clayton

The Body in Hollywood Slapstick by Alex Clayton
July 1st 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 229 pages | ISBN: 9780786430635 | 7.47 Mb

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 andMoreBecause 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. Also covered are female performances in slapstick and brutality and suffering in the slapstick tradition.



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