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Funny Kid Slapstick (Funny Kid, #5)

Funny Kid Slapstick (Funny Kid, #5)

  • Author: Matt Stanton
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
  • ISBN: 146071038X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 320
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'MY NEW ULTIMATE FAVOURITE BOOK!' -- Lachie, aged 11, on Funny Kid for President Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. Only now he's been forced to join the local ice-hockey team, and there's nothing funny about slipping over and getting a frozen bum. Or is there? Max is the funny kid ... and this time he's skating on thin ice! Epic fails, a wrestling rhinoceros called Roxanne, fake news, locker rooms filled with popcorn and the dreaded return of Mr Armstrong are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends in this brand-new Funny Kid adventure. FUNNY KID is the mega-bestselling series from author-illustrator Matt Stanton that's got everyone laughing! MORE PRAISE FOR FUNNY KID 'my favourite thing in the book was everything' -- Elliott 'better than Wimpy Kid, Big Nate and Tom Gates combined' -- Ally 'humour is injected into every page' -- Children's Book Council of Australia's Reading Time 'absolutely hilarious' -- Tim Harris, author of the Exploding Endings series

Slapstick Modernism

Slapstick Modernism

Chaplin to Kerouac to Iggy Pop

  • Author: William Solomon
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 0252098463
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 264
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Slapstick comedy landed like a pie in the face of twentieth-century culture. Pratfalls and nyuk-nyuks percolated alongside literary modernism throughout the 1920s and 1930s before slapstick found explosive expression in postwar literature, experimental film, and popular music. William Solomon charts the origins and evolution of what he calls slapstick modernism --a merging of artistic experimentation with the socially disruptive lunacy made by the likes of Charlie Chaplin. Romping through texts, films, and theory, Solomon embarks on a harum-scarum intellectual odyssey from high modernism to the late modernism of the Beats and Burroughs before a head-on crash into the raw power of punk rock. Throughout, he shows the links between the experimental writers and silent screen performers of the early century, and explores the potent cultural undertaking that drew inspiration from anarchical comedy after World War Two.

Slapstick and Comic Performance

Slapstick and Comic Performance

Comedy and Pain

  • Author: L. Peacock
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137438975
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 184
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Slapstick comedy has a long and lively history from Greek Theatre to the present day. This book explores the ways in which comic pain and comic violence are performed within slapstick to make the audience laugh. It draws examples from theatre, television and film on both sides of the Atlantic.

Frisco's Kid

Frisco's Kid

  • Author: Suzanne Brockmann
  • Publisher: Silhouette
  • ISBN: 1426804865
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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Being a navy SEAL is more than a career to Alan "Frisco" Francisco--it is his whole identity. But now a bullet has threatened that existence. How can he function in combat when he can barely walk? Still, despite the doctor's warnings, Frisco is determined to achieve a full recovery. But the unexpected appearance of his abandoned niece leaves Frisco with little time for anything but dealing with the five-year-old girl. He knows even less about parenting than about how to mend his broken body. And there is no way he's going to accept offers of help from his neighbor Mia Summerton. He doesn't need anyone's help...not to care for his niece, not to learn to accept his limitations and certainly not to fall in love.

Too Funny for Words

Too Funny for Words

A Contrarian History of American Screen Comedy from Silent Slapstick to Screwball

  • Author: David Kalat
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476678561
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 260
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American silent film comedies were dominated by sight gags, stunts and comic violence. With the advent of sound, comedies in the 1930s were a riot of runaway heiresses and fast-talking screwballs. It was more than a technological pivot—the first feature-length sound film, The Jazz Singer (1927), changed Hollywood. Lost in the discussion of that transition is the overlap between the two genres. Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd kept slapstick alive well into the sound era. Screwball directors like Leo McCarey, Frank Capra and Ernst Lubitsch got their starts in silent comedy. From Chaplin’s tramp to the witty repartee of His Girl Friday (1940), this book chronicles the rise of silent comedy and its evolution into screwball—two flavors of the same genre—through the works of Mack Sennett, Roscoe Arbuckle, Harry Langdon and others.

Hearings Before the Committee on Education, House of Representatives, 69th Congress, First Session on H.R. 4094 and H.R. 6233 Bills to Create a Commission to be Known as the Federal Motion Picture Commission, and Defining Its Powers and Duties

Hearings Before the Committee on Education, House of Representatives, 69th Congress, First Session on H.R. 4094 and H.R. 6233 Bills to Create a Commission to be Known as the Federal Motion Picture Commission, and Defining Its Powers and Duties

April 14, 15, 16, 17, 27, and May 4, 1926

  • Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education
  • Publisher: N.A
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The Cambridge Companion to Children's Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Children's Literature

  • Author: M. O. Grenby,Andrea Immel
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139828045
  • Category: Literary Criticism
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Some of the most innovative and spell-binding literature has been written for young people, but only recently has academic study embraced its range and complexity. This Companion offers a state-of-the-subject survey of English-language children's literature from the seventeenth century to the present. With discussions ranging from eighteenth-century moral tales to modern fantasies by J. K. Rowling and Philip Pullman, the Companion illuminates acknowledged classics and many more neglected works. Its unique structure means that equal consideration can be given to both texts and contexts. Some chapters analyse key themes and major genres, including humour, poetry, school stories, and picture books. Others explore the sociological dimensions of children's literature and the impact of publishing practices. Written by leading scholars from around the world, this Companion will be essential reading for all students and scholars of children's literature, offering original readings and new research that reflects the latest developments in the field.

Letters to the Dead: Things I Wish I'd Said

Letters to the Dead: Things I Wish I'd Said

  • Author: Ann Palmer
  • Publisher: CCB Publishing
  • ISBN: 1771431261
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 362
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With loving respect and a desire to pay homage to many who have passed on and to help keep their personalities and talents alive in the public's mind, I wrote letters to the following celebrities and special people in my life: Orson Welles, Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bill Bryant, Howard Hawks, Robert Mitchum, David Janssen, Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Steve McQueen, Natalie Wood, Milton Krasner, Walter Matthau, Ray Walston, Rock Hudson, Cornel Wilde, Gardner McKay, Fred Holliday, John Carroll, Rex Harrison, Jessica Tandy & Hume Cronin, Richard Burton, Desmond Llewelyn, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Leon Shamroy, Stuart Lyons, Joan Jones, Arthur Shields, Harry Guardino, Nick Colasanto, Vince Edwards, Red Skelton, Bob Hope, Jayne Mansfield, Joan Crawford, Charles Bronson, Leon Mirell, Rick Jason, Richard E. Lyons, John Bernardino, Norma Connolly, Emily McLaughlin, David Lewis. And my family and friends: Richard Castle, Helen Coffey, Mary, Jack Kogel, my father, my mother, Dr. Richard E. Goodrich, and my daughter Debbie. This is my last tribute to many of those wonderful souls that passed through my life that I honor in this way.