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The Slapstick Camera: Hollywood and the Comedy of Self-Reference

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Slapstick film comedy may be grounded in idiocy and failure, but the genre is far more sophisticated than it initially appears. In this book, Burke Hilsabeck suggests that slapstick is often animated by a philosophical impulse to understand the cinema. He looks closely at movies and gags that represent the conditions and conventions of cinema production and demonstrates ...more
Hardcover, 218 pages
Published February 1st 2020 by State University of New York Press
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