By James Roots

From the instant movies have been first produced, comedy has been a key function of cinema. From previous to the flip of the 20th century until eventually the early Nineteen Thirties, audiences celebrated the intense humor of cinematic clowns who left their marks without end. We nonetheless remember—and snort at—the hilarious antics of Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and lots of others.

In 100 crucial Silent movie Comedies James Roots identifies the main comedic movies produced within the first few many years of the 20th century. With a lucid and energetic type, Roots takes a glance at greater than four hundred silent comedies and narrows the record to a hundred that audience may still think of. each one access comprises forged and staff info, a synopsis, severe assessment, and extra commentary—all to illustrate why that individual movie is key viewing. the flicks diversity from 70 seconds to full-length beneficial properties or even contain a few of the earliest produced motion pictures, beginning in 1894. as well as bringing up Hollywood’s most interesting, the publication 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 e-book celebrates such validated classics as The General and protection Last—as good as really imprecise one-reelers. together with information regarding DVD availability, 100 crucial Silent movie Comedies is a useful source that offers either students and common movie lovers a listing of interesting motion pictures to explore.

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