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Silent Film Comedy and American Culture, Hardback Book

Silent Film Comedy and American Culture Hardback


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 244 pages, VIII, 244 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9781137020246

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