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  • Theatrical cartoon comedy: from animated portmanteau to the risus purus

Buchan, Suzanne, 2012, Book Section, Theatrical cartoon comedy: from animated portmanteau to the risus purus In: Horton, Andrew and Rapf, Joanna E., (eds.) A companion to film comedy. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 521-544. ISBN 9781444338591

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[Summary of the book containing this chapter:] A wide-ranging survey of the subject that celebrates the variety and complexity of film comedy from the ‘silent’ days to the present, this authoritative guide offers an international perspective on the popular genre that explores all facets of its formative social, cultural and political context. A collection of 24 essays exploring film comedy from the silent era to the present. International in scope, the collection embraces not just American cinema, including Native American and African American, but also comic films from Europe, the Middle East, and Korea. Essays explore sub-genres, performers, and cultural perspectives such as gender, politics, and history in addition to individual works. Engages with different strands of comedy including slapstick, romantic, satirical and ironic. Features original entries from a diverse group of multidisciplinary international contributors.

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Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
School or Centre: School of Communication
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2013 15:05
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2019 21:08
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3793
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