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Silent film comedy and American culture /

Alan Bilton, Swansea University, Swansea, UK.

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Main Author: Bilton, Alan.
Published: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Topics: Comedy films - United States - History and criticism. | Silent films - United States - History and criticism. | Motion pictures - Social aspects - United States. | Stummfilm. | Filmkomödie. | Slapstick. | Massenkultur.
Regions: United States. | USA.
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc. | History.
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Introducing American silent film comedy: Clowns, conformity, consumerism -- A convention of crazy bugs: Mack Sennett and US's immigrant unconscious -- Accelerated bodies and jumping jacks: Automata, mannequins and toys in the films of Charlie Chaplin -- Nobody loves a fat man: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle and conspicuous consumption in the US of the 1920s -- Dizzy Doras and big-eyed beauties: Mabel Normand and the notion of the female clown -- Consumerism and its discontents: Harold Lloyd and the anxieties of capitalism -- Buster Keaton and the American South: The first things and the last -- The shell-shocked silence: Langdon, repetition-compulsion and the first World War.
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Table of Contents for: Silent film comedy and American culture