Stan And Ollie The Roots Of Comedy

Autore: Simon Louvish
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312325985
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A biography and filmography of black-and-white Hollywood stars Stanley Jefferson and Norvell Hardy describes their original teaming in the 1927 short, Duck Soup, their considerable innovations, and their ongoing influence. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Laurel Hardy

Autore: Wes D. Gehring
Editore: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313251726
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This book presents a combined biographical, critical, and bibliographical estimate of Laurel and Hardy's significance in film comedy, the arts in general, and as popular culture icons. The book features biographical information on the public and privates lives of Laurel and Hardy, a critique of four broad influences of Laurel and Hardy, and a bibliographical essay, assessing key reference materials and locating research collections open to the student and/or scholar.

Laurel Hardy In Big Quizness

Autore: Robert McFerren
Editore: Plumtree Pub
ISBN: 9780966032307
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The most beloved comedy team of all time, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, is back in business in Laurel and Hardy in 'Big Quizness'. Stan and Ollie (and all their co-stars) are back, with over 80 categories, 400 pages of TOTAL fun based on their 106 films together. The book includes 100 pages of trivia and answers and even gives career-total statistics on such topics as the number of tie-twiddles Ollie did, or the number of head-scratches for Stan. If you like the Boys, you are going to love Big Quizness. So, put on your thinking caps and begin. And if you cheat and peek at the answers, it's okay. Nobody will be any the wiser.

Laurel And Hardy

Autore: Bruce Crowther
Editore: Cupress Limited
ISBN:
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Charts the glittering career of the best-loved faces in the film world. With a foreword by Ernie Wise, this volume follows the laughter-making pair from their early days in Hal Roach's silent comedies through the transition to sound, to the Hollywood features of their later years.

The Life And Times Of Laurel And Hardy

Autore: Ronald Bergen
Editore: Smithmark Pub
ISBN: 9780831754594
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Focuses on the remarkable lives of Stan Laurel, the son of an English theater manager, and Oliver Hardy, a native of Georgia, who teamed up to reach comedy stardom in Hollywood

The Laurel Hardy Theory Of Consciousness

Autore: Colin Wilson
Editore: Robert Briggs Assoc
ISBN:
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"Despite research on the brain, the mystery of the mind remains, since modern science refuses to formally address the problem of consciousness. "The human brain has two halves that are almost identical and the question of why this should be remains unsolved." Colin Wilson likens these halves -- left and right hemispheres -- to a Laurel & Hardy relationship, a classic interaction in which one takes its cue from the other. But trouble arises when there is a failure of cooperation; then it seems as if the brain contains separate selves. What is important is not dominance or a comic assertion for independence but a new understanding of individual function: how conscious effort of control, or cooperation, based upon a change of attitude, can "bring about immediate changes in the quality of human consciousness.""--Page 4 of cover.

Laurel Hardy

Autore: Harry Lime
Editore: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0244163871
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Laurel And Hardy S Comic Catastrophes

Autore: Michael Bliss
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538101548
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One of America’s most beloved comic duos, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have entertained generations of viewers with their unique, heartwarming brand of slapstick comedy. The pair’s teamwork and friendship set their films apart, softening both pratfalls and hardships, and earning them a cherished place in cinema history. From their first joint on-screen appearance in 1921’s The Lucky Dog through their work at the Hal Roach studios, their comic signature remained unique. But what made the films of Laurel and Hardy so enduring? In Laurel and Hardy’s Comic Catastrophes: Laughter and Darkness in the Features and Short Films, Michael Bliss illustrates why these films continue to make audiences laugh. Combining an appreciation for the pleasure that these films elicit with a critical examination of what made them work, Bliss first investigates the milieu in which the pair’s comedy takes place. The author then explores Stan and Ollie’s friendship and their troubled—and troubling—relationships with women. The book also features a detailed discussion of Stan Laurel’s approach to gag structure, while the remainder of the book focuses on many of the pair’s silent and sound films, such as Duck Soup, Pack Up Your Troubles, Chickens Come Home, and The Music Box. By delving into the pair’s films—including several neglected short films—in greater detail than any previous work, this volume provides readers with a fundamental understanding of Stan and Ollie’s universal appeal. Featuring an extensive filmography, Laurel and Hardy’s Comic Catastrophes will engage a wide audience, from film scholars to fans of humor everywhere.

Slapstick Comedy

Autore: Tom Paulus
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1135966230
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From Chaplin’s tramp to the Bathing Beauties, from madcap chases to skyscraper perils, slapstick comedy supplied many of the most enduring icons of American cinema in the silent era. This collection of fourteen essays by prominent film scholars challenges longstanding critical dogma and offers new conceptual frameworks for thinking about silent comedy’s place in film history and American culture. The contributors discuss a broad range of topics including the contested theatrical or cinematic origins of slapstick; the comic spectacle of crazy technology and trick stunts; the filmmakers who shaped the style of early slapstick; and comedy’s implications for theories of film form and spectatorship. This volume is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the origins and continued importance of a film genre at the heart of American cinema from its earliest days to today.

Man On The Flying Trapeze

Autore: Simon Louvish
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393318401
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A biography of the comic genius attempts to disentangle the facts from the pack of myths and lies mischievously nurtured by Fields himself

The King Of The Movies

Autore: Joseph P. Eckhardt
Editore: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838637289
Grandezza: 38,77 MB
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That immigrant Jews had a profound impact on the growth of American cinema is well known and has been the subject of much scholarship. But America's first Jewish movie mogul, Siegmund Lubin of Philadelphia, has never been closely studied. Drawing upon contemporary accounts and interviews with Lubin's surviving family, friends, and employees, this work details the life and career of the once-famous "Pop" Lubin. It also seeks to explore the complex personality of this early film pioneer and the impact he had on the initial development of the movies. Torn between his loyalty to Edison and his desire to help the young Jewish independents trying to break into the business, Lubin adopted a complex strategy for working both sides of the fence. Sam Goldwyn, Jesse Lasky, Mark Dintenfass, Charles Baumann, and Adam Kessel all benefited from his discreet assistance. Lubin also became the first American film pioneer to utilize the motion picture to combat anti-Semitism.

The Encyclopedia Of Popular Music Selected Albums Bibliographies

Autore: Colin Larkin
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 21,43 MB
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Containing 27,000 entries and over 6,000 new entries, the online edition of the Encyclopedia of Popular Music includes 50% more material than the Third Edition. Featuring a broad musical scope covering popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music, the Encyclopedia also offers thousands of additional entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system.

Choice

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Film Review

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Grandezza: 27,18 MB
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Smile When The Raindrops Fall

Autore: Brian Anthony
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 28,89 MB
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Details the life of Charley Chase—a major force in the shaping of motion picture comedy.

The Golden Age Of Sound Comedy

Autore: Donald W. McCaffrey
Editore: South Brunswick [N.J.] : A. S. Barnes
ISBN:
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"The Golden Age of Sound Comedy attempts to show the continuation of several comic traditions and the development of new ones in the Thirties."--The introduction.

The Dream Endures

Autore: Kevin Starr
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199923930
Grandezza: 38,46 MB
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What we now call "the good life" first appeared in California during the 1930s. Motels, home trailers, drive-ins, barbecues, beach life and surfing, sports from polo and tennis and golf to mountain climbing and skiing, "sportswear" (a word coined at the time), and sun suits were all a part of the good life--perhaps California's most distinctive influence of the 1930s. In The Dream Endures, Kevin Starr shows how the good life prospered in California--in pursuits such as film, fiction, leisure, and architecture--and helped to define American culture and society then and for years to come. Starr previously chronicled how Californians absorbed the thousand natural shocks of the Great Depression--unemployment, strikes, Communist agitation, reactionary conspiracies--in Endangered Dreams, the fourth volume of his classic history of California. In The Dream Endures, Starr reveals the other side of the picture, examining the newly important places where the good life flourished, like Los Angeles (where Hollywood lived), Palm Springs (where Hollywood vacationed), San Diego (where the Navy went), the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena (where Einstein went and changed his view of the universe), and college towns like Berkeley. We read about the rich urban life of San Francisco and Los Angeles, and in newly important communities like Carmel and San Simeon, the home of William Randolph Hearst, where, each Thursday afternoon, automobiles packed with Hollywood celebrities would arrive from Southern California for the long weekend at Hearst Castle. The 1930s were the heyday of the Hollywood studios, and Starr brilliantly captures Hollywood films and the society that surrounded the studios. Starr offers an astute discussion of the European refugees who arrived in Hollywood during the period: prominent European film actors and artists and the creative refugees who were drawn to Hollywood and Southern California in these years--Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, Man Ray, Bertolt Brecht, Christopher Isherwood, Aldous Huxley, Thomas Mann, and Franz Werfel. Starr gives a fascinating account of how many of them attempted to recreate their European world in California and how others, like Samuel Goldwyn, provided stories and dreams for their adopted nation. Starr reserves his greatest attention and most memorable writing for San Francisco. For Starr, despite the city's beauty and commercial importance, San Francisco's most important achievement was the sense of well-being it conferred on its citizens. It was a city that "magically belonged to everyone." Whether discussing photographers like Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, "hard-boiled fiction" writers, or the new breed of female star--Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, and the improbable Mae West--The Dream Endures is a brilliant social and cultural history--in many ways the most far-reaching and important of Starr's California books.

The Encyclopedia Of Popular Music Kollington Morphine

Autore: Colin Larkin
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 71,97 MB
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Containing 27,000 entries and over 6,000 new entries, the online edition of the Encyclopedia of Popular Music includes 50% more material than the Third Edition. Featuring a broad musical scope covering popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music, the Encyclopedia also offers thousands of additional entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system.

Cecil B Demille And The Golden Calf

Autore: Simon Louvish
Editore:
ISBN: 9780571229000
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Cecil B. DeMille is Hollywood's most enduring legend, remembered, and often reviled, for his grandiose Biblical sagas, such as Samson and Delilah and his 1956 version of The Ten Commandments, with its cast of tens of thousands before computer graphics made the modern epic mundane. Simon Louvish tells the tale of Cecil B. DeMille through his work: a major re-examination of Hollywood's most monumental founder.

The Dream Of Ages

Autore: Simon Louvish
Editore: Interlink Books
ISBN: 9781623719234
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Fanning out from the small Moldavian village of Celovest at the turn of the 20th century, the Dream of Ages follows the global saga of the four sons and two daughters of a traditional Jewish family as their lives twist and turn in the storms of war, politics, art and ideology that rip apart the old Empires of the 19th century and create the schisms, aspirations, conflicts and realities of the modern world. Through WW I, the Russian Revolution and civil war, the dream of Zion, the magnet of America, the lure of the far east in China, the epic narratives of the scattered siblings turn from 1905 Odessa, the golden ages of Paris and Berlin, to the foundation years of Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood, the mad frenetic world of vintage vaudeville, the Jewish settlements in Palestine, resistance and terror, the tale is drawn together by the reluctant quest of the next generation for answers to the moral, social, political and psychological puzzles that bedevil our own Age of Confusion, our worship of the "new" undermined by the unavoidable consequences of what passed before. Told in the intertwined voices of the protagonists, a novel of history, ideas, delusions, myths, magic, the trials and errors of life, and the forces that made us what we are.