By James Roots

From the instant motion pictures have been first produced, comedy has been a key characteristic of cinema. From previous to the flip of the 20 th century until eventually the early Nineteen Thirties, audiences celebrated the bright humor of cinematic clowns who left their marks ceaselessly. We nonetheless remember—and snicker 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 vigorous kind, Roots takes a glance at greater than four hundred silent comedies and narrows the record to a hundred that audience may still examine. every one access comprises solid and workforce info, a synopsis, severe overview, and extra commentary—all to illustrate why that individual movie is key viewing. the flicks diversity from 70 seconds to full-length positive aspects or even contain many of the earliest produced movies, beginning in 1894. as well as mentioning Hollywood’s best, the ebook profiles comedies from all over the world, 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 e-book celebrates such demonstrated classics as The General and protection Last—as good as rather vague one-reelers. together with information regarding DVD availability, 100 crucial Silent movie Comedies is a useful source that offers either students and normal movie fanatics an inventory of pleasing motion pictures to explore.

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