Laughing Hysterically: American Screen Comedy of the 1950s / Edition 1

Laughing Hysterically: American Screen Comedy of the 1950s / Edition 1

by Ed Sikov
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231079834

ISBN-13: 9780231079839

Pub. Date: 08/20/1996

Publisher: Columbia University Press

A tour de force through the landscape of American comedy in the 1950s.

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A tour de force through the landscape of American comedy in the 1950s.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231079839
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/20/1996
Series:
Film and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Hearing the Laughter1
Ch. 1Howard Hawks and the Comedy of Frustration39
Ch. 2Billy Wilder and the American Dream88
Ch. 3Unrest in Peace: Hitchcock's Fifties Humor150
Ch. 4Living Looney Tunes: The Art of Frank Tashlin179
Epilogue: The Big Carnival243
Notes247
Bibliography257
Index269

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