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Silent Film Comedy and American Culture

(2013)
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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.

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Hardback Editions

May 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Silent Film Comedy and American Culture
Author(s): Alan Bilton
ISBN: 1-137-02024-5 / 978-1-137-02024-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : Paperback
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Title: Silent Film Comedy and American Culture
Author(s): Alan Bilton
ISBN: 1-349-43747-6 / 978-1-349-43747-4
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Silent Film Comedy and American Culture
Author(s): Alan Bilton
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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