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Too Funny for Words: A Contrarian History of American Screen Comedy from Silent Slapstick to Screwball
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. Lost in the discussion of that transition is the overlap b ...more
Paperback, 247 pages
Expected publication: April 22nd 2019 by McFarland & Company
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