Friday, December 03, 2010

Mae West: Full Chapter Coverage

MAE WEST gets full chapter coverage in a new book-length study of a neglected motion picture genre — — the comedy.
• • "Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy" [Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 576 pages] is the work of Saul Austerlitz, a writer living in New York City.
• • According to a review by critic David M. Kinchen: From "City Lights" to "Knocked Up," Austerlitz examines American film from the perspective of its unwanted stepbrother, the comedy, and puts the comic titans of the present in the context of their predecessors. The chapters and short essays follow the connections that link Mae West to Marilyn Monroe and W. C. Fields to Will Ferrell. ...
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• • BOOK REVIEW: 'Another Fine Mess' — — Film Comedy Deserves More Respect and Saul Austerlitz Tries to Level the Playing Field
• • Reviewer David M. Kinchen
• • Published by: HuntingtonNews.Net [located in Huntington, WV 25701]
• • Published on: 2 December 2010

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