The World of Comedy: Five Takes on Funny

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The World of Comedy: Five Takes on Funny is the perfect guide and handbook for the student of film comedy. This book contains five chapters full of photos, examples, and analysis of five genres of comedy: personality comedian (the clown), dark comedy, populism, screwball comedy and parody. From Charlie Chaplin to Eddie Murphy, Wes Gehring identifies why nothing says funny faster than the film vehicle built around a specific entertainer's comedy persona.

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Wes D. Gehring us Professor of Film at Ball State University and an Associate Media Editor of USA Today Magazine. He is the author of fifteen critcially acclaimed books including biographies of Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, Leo McCarey, and his most recent, Seeing Red: The Skelton in Hollywood's Closet, a critical biography of Red Skelton.

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"It's Gehring's genuine love of film comedies and the people who make them that enriches his work." -- Wade Jennings. Film Critic

"Scholars of film and lovers of cinema alike will find an invaluable addition to their collection." -- Scott Robert Olsen author of Hollywood Planet: Global Media

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