100 Essential Silent Film Comedies by James Roots

By James Roots

From the instant motion pictures have been first produced, comedy has been a key function of cinema. From ahead of the flip of the 20th century till the early Thirties, audiences celebrated the bright humor of cinematic clowns who left their marks without end. We nonetheless remember—and chortle 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 key comedic movies produced within the first few many years of the 20 th century. With a lucid and full of life type, Roots takes a glance at greater than four hundred silent comedies and narrows the record to a hundred that audience may still contemplate. each one access comprises forged and group info, a synopsis, severe review, and extra commentary—all to illustrate why that exact movie is key viewing. the flicks variety from 70 seconds to full-length positive aspects or even contain many of the earliest produced motion pictures, beginning in 1894. as well as mentioning Hollywood’s most interesting, the e-book profiles comedies from worldwide, together with choices from the uk, France, Japan and Russia.

More than seventy silent comedians from Charlie Chaplin to Max Linder are represented in those choices, and the publication celebrates such confirmed classics as The General and defense Last—as good as particularly vague one-reelers. together with information regarding DVD availability, 100 crucial Silent movie Comedies is a useful source that gives either students and normal movie enthusiasts an inventory of unique motion pictures to explore.

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