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By James Roots

ISBN-10: 1442278242

ISBN-13: 9781442278240

From the instant motion pictures have been first produced, comedy has been a key characteristic of cinema. From earlier than the flip of the 20 th century till the early Nineteen Thirties, audiences celebrated the intense humor of cinematic clowns who left their marks perpetually. We nonetheless remember—and giggle at—the hilarious antics of Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and plenty of others.

In 100 crucial Silent movie Comedies James Roots identifies the most important comedic movies produced within the first few a long time of the 20 th century. With a lucid and full of life variety, Roots takes a glance at greater than four hundred silent comedies and narrows the checklist to a hundred that audience should still give some thought to. each one access contains forged and team details, a synopsis, severe review, and extra commentary—all to illustrate why that specific movie is vital viewing. the movies variety from 70 seconds to full-length good points or even comprise many of the earliest produced movies, beginning in 1894. as well as bringing up Hollywood’s most interesting, the booklet profiles comedies from worldwide, together with decisions from the uk, France, Japan and Russia.

More than seventy silent comedians from Charlie Chaplin to Max Linder are represented in those decisions, and the ebook celebrates such demonstrated classics as The General and safeguard Last—as good as rather imprecise one-reelers. together with information regarding DVD availability, 100 crucial Silent movie Comedies is a useful source that gives either students and common movie lovers a listing of pleasing movies to explore.

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