Silent Film Comedy and American Culture

Silent Film Comedy and American Culture

by Alan Bilton
     
 

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This absorbing study of early 20th Century American Culture interprets the anarchic absurdity of slapstick movies as a form of collective anxiety dream, their fantastical images and illogical gags expressing the unconscious wishes and fears of the modern age, in a way that foreshadows the concerns of our own celebrity-obsessed consumer culture.

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This absorbing study of early 20th Century American Culture interprets the anarchic absurdity of slapstick movies as a form of collective anxiety dream, their fantastical images and illogical gags expressing the unconscious wishes and fears of the modern age, in a way that foreshadows the concerns of our own celebrity-obsessed consumer culture.

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ISBN-13:
9781137020260
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/14/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
1 MB

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