Hollywood Bedlam: Classic Screwball Comedies

Hollywood Bedlam Classic Screwball Comedies None

  • Title: Hollywood Bedlam: Classic Screwball Comedies
  • Author: William K. Everson
  • ISBN: 9780806515342
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. This is a history and review of the Screwball comedy which the author claims was a result of the Depression and the Production Code which made it necessary to deal with the battle of the sexes with wit and humor, rather than directly. The characteristics which Everson says are typical of the screwball comedy are the battle of the sexes, disguise or masquerade, rebellion against conformity. An offshoot of these comedies is the lunatic family. Knowledgeably written, Everson after all is a familiar [...]

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