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Author Gehring, Wes D

Title Parody as film genre : "never give a saga an even break" / Wes D. Gehring ; foreword by Scott R. Olson
Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999


Description 1 online resource (xxii, 223 pages) : illustrations
Series Contributions to the study of popular culture, 0198-9871 ; no. 69
Contributions to the study of popular culture ; no. 69. 0198-9871
Contents Illustrations; Foreword: Puncturing and Reaffirmation; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Parody Overview; 2 Everyone's Going West; 3 The Pre-Brooks King of Parody: Bob Hope ... And Disciple Woody Allen; 4 Mel Brooks; 5 Two for the Road; 6 Epilogue; Appendix: Selected Filmography; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary An overview of the place of parody in film history. It defines the genre, differentiating it from satire, and demonstrates how a well-executed spoof provides an educational blueprint of its target genre. Films discussed include "Destry Rides Again" (1939) and "Scream" (1996)
Bibliography Filmography: pages 201-208
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-217) and index
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Subject Parody films -- History and criticism
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference.
Parody films
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99018592
ISBN 031300353X