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Comedic Tenor, Comic Vehicle:

Humor in American Film Comedy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contents

 

 

Cover painting by Lisa Jaeckle

 

Acknowledgments

 

Forward

 

Prologue:  The Comedy-Humor Quandary

 

PART I:  THE COMEDY-HUMOR SYMBIOSIS

 

1.      Addressing the Woes of  Comedy

2.      The High Explosives of Humor

3.      A Quadrilateral for Humor of the Mind

 

PART II:  SIX DRAMATIC HUMOR PERSONALITIES

 

4.      The Music Man:  Think “The Minuet in G”

5.      Dirty Rotten Scoundrels:  Let’s Go Get ‘Em

6.      My Big Fat Greek Wedding:  We’re All Fruit

7.      The Blues Brothers:  On a  Mission from God

8.      Father of the Bride:  A Long Line of Over-reactors

9.      Aladdin:  Do You Trust Me?

 

PART III:  A HUMOROUS INTERLUDE

 

10.   Humor-of-the-Mind Analytics:  Some Empirical Revelations

 

PART IV:  FOUR CRITICAL CAVEATS

 

11.   A Mighty Wind:  Getting the Right Genre

12.   Forrest Gump:  Finding the Dominant Humor Form

13.   Rain Man:  The Recent Rapid Development of Comedy

14.   Grumpy Old Men, On Golden Pond, and Driving Miss Daisy Senior Comedy and Comedic Innovation in Rapidly Changing Times

 

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