Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film

Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film

by Ryan Bishop


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ISBN-13: 9780748698042
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2014
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ryan Bishop is Professor of Global Art and Politics at Winchester School of Art and Co-Director of the Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media at the University of Southampton. He co-edits Cultural Politics (Duke UP) with John Armitage and Doug Kellner, and he edits the book series Theory Now for Polity Press. His research areas include critical theory, art, media, literary studies, technology, urbanism and militarisation of daily life.

Table of Contents

1 American Film Comedy and Cultural Critique
2 The Feeding Machine and Feeding the Machine: Silence, Sound and the Technologies of Cinema
3 The Constitution of the Real: Documentary, Mockumentary, and the Status of the Image
4 Parody: Targeting Cinema's Narrative Technics
5 The Unspeakable and Political Satire: Performance, Perception, and Technology
6 Conclusion: Between the Machine and the Event: Film Comedy

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