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Author Neale, Stephen, 1950-

Title Popular film and television comedy / Steve Neale and Frank Krutnik
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1990


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Description viii, 291 pages ; 22 cm
Series Popular fictions series
Popular fiction series.
Contents Definitions, genres, and forms -- Comedy and narrative -- Gags, jokes, wisecracks, and comic events -- Laughter, humor, and the comic -- Verisimilitude -- Hollywood, comedy, and the case of silent slapstick -- The comedy of the sexes -- Comedy, television, and variety -- Broadcast comedy and sit-com
Summary "How is comedy related to its institutional context? Neale and Krutnik, in this wide-ranging discussion of the genre, propose that comedy always involves deviation from aesthetic and cultural conventions and norms"--Publisher description
Analysis Cinema films Comedies
Cinema films: Comedies
Television programmes Comedies
Television programmes: Comedies
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-277) and index
Subject Comedy films -- History and criticism.
Radio comedies -- History and criticism.
Television comedies -- History and criticism.
Radio comedies -- History.
Television comedies -- History.
Comic, The.
Television comedies -- History and criticism.
Television comedies -- History.
Wit and humor.
Author Krutnik, Frank, 1956-
LC no. 90008494
ISBN 0415046912
0415046920 (paperback)