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Silent Film Comedy and American Culture

  • Alan Bilton

About this book

Introduction

This absorbing study of early 20th Century American Culture interprets the anarchic absurdity of slapstick movies as a form of collective anxiety dream, their fantastical images and illogical gags expressing the unconscious wishes and fears of the modern age, in a way that foreshadows the concerns of our own celebrity-obsessed consumer culture.

Keywords

clown comedy culture film

Authors and affiliations

  • Alan Bilton
    • 1
  1. 1.Swansea UniversitySwanseaUK

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