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Published: 02 March 2020

384 Pages | 151 screen shots

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190925000

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When the World Laughs

Film Comedy East and West

William V. Costanzo

  • Integrates theory and research, history and culture, and the art and business of movies
  • Expands the usual canon of film comedy to include regions of the world often overlooked by Hollywood and Eurocentric studies
  • Broadens our notions of comedy as a flexible instrument of personal and cultural expression