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
- Publication Date: 14/05/2013
- Category: Film theory & criticism
- ISBN: 9781137020246
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