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Comedy Incarnate: Buster Keaton, Physical Humor, and Bodily Coping / Edition 1
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Comedy Incarnate: Buster Keaton, Physical Humor, and Bodily Coping / Edition 1

by No?l Carroll
 

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ISBN-10: 1405188324

ISBN-13: 9781405188326

Pub. Date: 01/20/2009

Publisher: Wiley

In Comedy Incarnate, Noël Carroll surveys the characteristics of Buster Keaton’s unique visual style, to reveal the distinctive experience of watching Keaton’s films.

  • Bold and provocative thesis written by one of America’s foremost film theorists
  • Takes a unique look at the philosophies behind Keaton’s style

Overview

In Comedy Incarnate, Noël Carroll surveys the characteristics of Buster Keaton’s unique visual style, to reveal the distinctive experience of watching Keaton’s films.

  • Bold and provocative thesis written by one of America’s foremost film theorists
  • Takes a unique look at the philosophies behind Keaton’s style
  • Weighs visual elements over narrative form in the analysis of the Keaton’s work
  • Provides a fresh vantage point for analysis of film and comedy itself

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405188326
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/20/2009
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: The Phenomenological Background.

1. Themes in The General.

2. Style in The General.

3. Keaton, Chaplin, Lloyd, and Langdon.

Summary.

Appendix: Narration in Keaton's The General.

Index

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