The Rough Guide to Comedy Movies

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Click for availability and more information The Rough Guide to Comedy Movies, by Bob McCabe

There are a number of Rough Guides to the movies. This one, devoted to comedy, features sections on a canon of fifty, comedy movie icons and comedy teamwork. The historical section in the beginning is divided into two: a short section on the period before the 30's and a longer one that takes comedy up to Sideways and Team America: World Politics (2004). The guides do not focus on the technical aspects of filmmaking, but instead on the acting, screenwriting and directing of comedy. The guides are a perfect balance of lists and text that make you want to rearrange your holds list or your Netflix queue. Best of all, you don't have to read from beginning to end but can dip in anywhere and you will find a film you want to see for the first or fiftieth time.

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