Download e-book for kindle: 100 Essential Silent Film Comedies by James Roots

By James Roots

ISBN-10: 1442278242

ISBN-13: 9781442278240

From the instant movies have been first produced, comedy has been a key function of cinema. From in advance of the flip of the 20 th century until eventually the early Thirties, audiences celebrated the intense humor of cinematic clowns who left their marks without end. We nonetheless remember—and snigger 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 most important comedic movies produced within the first few a long time of the 20th century. With a lucid and full of life kind, Roots takes a glance at greater than four hundred silent comedies and narrows the checklist to a hundred that audience should still examine. every one access contains solid and team info, a synopsis, severe evaluate, and extra commentary—all to illustrate why that individual movie is vital viewing. the flicks diversity from 70 seconds to full-length positive factors or even contain the various earliest produced motion pictures, beginning in 1894. as well as mentioning Hollywood’s best, the booklet profiles comedies from all over the world, together with decisions from the uk, France, Japan and Russia.

More than seventy silent comedians from Charlie Chaplin to Max Linder are represented in those choices, and the e-book celebrates such tested classics as The General and protection Last—as good as rather vague 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 enjoyable movies to explore.

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