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Apprenticeship and Beyond: Comedy Traditions and Film Design

Alan Burton and Tim O'sullivan

in The Cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632893
eISBN:
9780748671144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632893.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines in detail and then traces the subsequent legacies of Dearden's early film career in comedy productions and Relph's formative work in theatre and film design. On the one hand ... More


Comedy: Global/Local Identities

David Martin-Jones

in Scotland: Global Cinema: Genres, Modes and Identities

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633913
eISBN:
9780748651207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633913.003.0100
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines film comedies made and set in Scotland. It explores why comedies are either ignored in academic debates surrounding cinema in Scotland, or their comedic aspect downplayed in ... More


Traits and Traditions in French Film Comedy

Isabelle Vanderschelden

in Studying French Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733162
eISBN:
9781800342002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733162.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes French comedy films. Comedy holds a significant place in contemporary French popular culture and in the national cinema industry. It is the most popular film genre, at least in ... More


Introduction

Kathrina Glitre

in Hollywood Romantic Comedy: States of the Union, 1934-65

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070785
eISBN:
9781781700990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070785.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Generally Hollywood romantic comedies end with a kiss. One can usually know how the plot will be resolved just by looking at the opening credits. The fact of this happy ending is conventionally ... More


Intermedial Laughter: Hou Baolin and Xiangsheng Dianying in Mid-1950s China

Xiaoning Lu

in Maoist Laughter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9789888528011
eISBN:
9789882204508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528011.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The first wave of film comedy in socialist China enjoyed only an ephemeral presence amidst the Hundred Flowers Campaign. This chapter turns attention to the intersection of and interaction between ... More


Comedies

Jonathan Haynes

in Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387819
eISBN:
9780226388007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388007.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Major shifts in Nollywood shortly after 2000 included greatly increased power for the marketers, a shift of filmmaking and financing to the Igbo cities of Asaba, Enugu, and Onitsha, a crisis of ... More


The Films of Terence Fisher

Wheeler Winston Dixon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325345
eISBN:
9781800342279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325345.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Tracing the entire career of the British director Terence Fisher, best known for his Gothic horror films for Hammer — such as The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and Dracula (1958) — this book covers ... More


Life After Death: Carrie’s legacy

Neil Mitchell

in Carrie

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733728
eISBN:
9781800342118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733728.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter highlights Carrie's legacy. The influence of Brian De Palma's Carrie, in terms of themes, structure, and milieu, would be felt across not just the horror genre but also the comedy genre ... More


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