Hokum!: The Early Sound Slapstick Short and Depression-Era Mass Culture by Rob King
English | Apr. 7, 2017 | ISBN: 0520288114 | 271 Pages | PDF | 12 MB
Hokum! is the first book to take a comprehensive view of short-subject slapstick comedy in the early sound era. Challenging the received wisdom that sound destroyed the slapstick tradition, author Rob King explores the slapstick short’s Depression-era development against a backdrop of changes in film industry practice, comedic tastes, and moviegoing culture.