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An engrossing examination of a popular box office genre--the gross-out movie-- "Laughing Screaming" is the first study to take this lowbrow product seriously.

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Concentrating on films produced during the 1970s-1980s, this study explores the social and psychological implications of horror and comedy on film in a discussion ranging from the classics of Chaplin and Hitchcock to "movies that embrace the lowest common denominator as an aesthetic principle".

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< P> An engrossing examination of a popular box office genre--the gross-out movie-- < I> Laughing Screaming< /I> is the first study to take this lowbrow product seriously.< /P>

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ISBN:
9780231084659
Author:
Paul, William
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Publication Date:
19950231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
510
Dimensions:
8.92x5.93x1.16 in. 1.60 lbs.

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Product details 510 pages Columbia University Press - English 9780231084659 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Concentrating on films produced during the 1970s-1980s, this study explores the social and psychological implications of horror and comedy on film in a discussion ranging from the classics of Chaplin and Hitchcock to "movies that embrace the lowest common denominator as an aesthetic principle".
"Synopsis" by , < P> An engrossing examination of a popular box office genre--the gross-out movie-- < I> Laughing Screaming< /I> is the first study to take this lowbrow product seriously.< /P>
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