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By James Roots

From the instant movies have been first produced, comedy has been a key function of cinema. From earlier than the flip of the 20th century till the early Nineteen Thirties, audiences celebrated the intense humor of cinematic clowns who left their marks without end. 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 foremost comedic films produced within the first few a long time of the 20th century. With a lucid and energetic kind, Roots takes a glance at greater than four hundred silent comedies and narrows the checklist to a hundred that audience should still give some thought to. every one access comprises forged and team details, a synopsis, serious review, and extra commentary—all to illustrate why that specific movie is key viewing. the flicks diversity from 70 seconds to full-length beneficial properties or even comprise a number of the earliest produced movies, beginning in 1894. as well as mentioning Hollywood’s best, the e-book profiles comedies from all over the world, 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 booklet celebrates such proven classics as The General and safeguard Last—as good as quite imprecise one-reelers. together with information regarding DVD availability, 100 crucial Silent movie Comedies is a useful source that gives either students and normal movie lovers an inventory of interesting movies to explore.

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