Funny: The Movies 1

Funny: The Book by David Misch comes out June 2012 from Applause Books

“FUNNY: THE MOVIES 1”

 — The book talks about Tricksters; John Belushi is one of the great examples, embracing havoc for havoc’s sake.

— Proof that comedy doesn’t get the respect it deserves: Steve Martin has never won an Oscar.

— “The Court Jester” was, at the time, the most expensive comedy ever made… and still one of the best.  (“The chalice from the palace” is in a different trailer.)

— A Chaplin party trick became one of the iconic comedy bits of all time, reprised last year by Amy Adams in “The Muppets”.

Funny: The Book

Funny: The Book is an entertaining look at the art of comedy, from its historical roots to the latest scientific findings, with diversions into the worlds of movies (Buster Keaton and the Marx Brothers), television (The Office), prose (Woody Allen, Robert Benchley), theater (The Front Page), jokes and stand-up comedy (Richard Pryor, Steve Martin), as well as personal reminiscences from the author’s experiences on such TV programs as Mork and Mindy.

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About HLPAPG

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group, the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporations, publishes books on the performing arts under the imprints Hal Leonard Books, Backbeat Books, Amadeus Press, and Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.

Posted on March 30, 2012, in Comedy, Film & TV and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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