New PDF release: 100 Essential Silent Film Comedies

By James Roots

ISBN-10: 1442278242

ISBN-13: 9781442278240

From the instant motion pictures have been first produced, comedy has been a key function of cinema. From in advance of the flip of the 20 th century till the early Thirties, audiences celebrated the intense humor of cinematic clowns who left their marks eternally. We nonetheless remember—and snicker at—the hilarious antics of Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and lots of others.

In 100 crucial Silent movie Comedies James Roots identifies the foremost comedic films produced within the first few many years of the 20 th century. With a lucid and energetic type, Roots takes a glance at greater than four hundred silent comedies and narrows the checklist to a hundred that audience may still contemplate. every one access contains forged and workforce info, a synopsis, serious overview, and extra commentary—all to illustrate why that individual movie is key viewing. the movies diversity from 70 seconds to full-length gains or even contain a number of the earliest produced motion pictures, beginning in 1894. as well as mentioning Hollywood’s best, the ebook profiles comedies from worldwide, together with choices from the uk, France, Japan and Russia.

More than seventy silent comedians from Charlie Chaplin to Max Linder are represented in those decisions, and the booklet celebrates such demonstrated classics as The General and protection Last—as good as rather imprecise one-reelers. together with information regarding DVD availability, 100 crucial Silent movie Comedies is a useful source that offers either students and normal movie lovers an inventory of interesting motion pictures to explore.

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