A wide-ranging survey of the subject that celebrates the variety and complexity of film comedy from the ‘silent’ days to the present, this authoritative guide offers an international perspective on the popular genre that explores all facets of its formative social, cultural and political context
A wide-ranging collection of 24 essays exploring film comedy from the silent era to the present
International in scope, the collection embraces not just American cinema, including Native American and African American, but also comic films from Europe, the Middle East, and Korea
Essays explore sub-genres, performers, and cultural perspectives such as gender, politics, and history in addition to individual works
Engages with different strands of comedy including slapstick, romantic, satirical and ironic
Features original entries from a diverse group of multidisciplinary international contributors
T-SQL Fundamentals (3rd Edition)
Effectively query and modify data using Transact-SQL
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Student-Friendly Coverage of Probability, Statistical Methods, Simulation, and Modeling Tools
Incorporating feedback from instructors and researchers who used the previous edition, Probability and Statistics for Computer Scientists, Second Edition helps students understand general methods of stochastic...
Amazing Java: Learn Java Quickly!
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This book addresses the key issues, challenges and implications arising out of changes in the copyright law and corresponding judicial responses. Using concrete examples, the book does not assume any prior knowledge of copyright law, but brings together leading intellectual property researchers to consider the significant role of copyright...