Comedy Incarnate: Buster Keaton, Physical Humor, and Bodily Coping

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In Comedy Incarnate, Noël Carroll surveys the characteristics of Buster Keaton’s unique visual style, to reveal the distinctive experience of watching Keaton’s films.

  • Bold and provocative thesis written by one of America’s foremost film theorists
  • Takes a unique look at the philosophies behind Keaton’s style
  • Weighs visual elements over narrative form in the analysis of the Keaton’s work
  • Provides a fresh vantage point for analysis of film and comedy itself

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Comedy Incarnate explores the intricacies of Buster Keatonrsquo;s unique visual style to discover what provokes laughter in his timeless films, paying special attention to The General. Keatonrsquo;s precise body comedy, coupled with his unconventional directorial decisions, suggests a new way of analyzing the film in terms of its visual elements as opposed to its narrative. Written by one of Americarsquo;s foremost film theorists, this in-depth examination of the comedy of the steam, steel and railroad era will provide a fresh vantage point for analysis of film and comedy itself.

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Noel Carroll is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His recent books include The Philosophy of Motion Pictures (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008) and On Criticism (2008). He is co-editor, with Jinhee Choi, of Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005).

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