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Too Funny for Words: A Contrarian History of American Screen Comedy from Silent Slapstick to Screwball

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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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