Comedy Films A Teacher's Guide by Brian Dunbar
  

Synopsis

Comedy Films A Teacher's Guide by Brian Dunbar

Comedy Films: A Teacher's Guide offers the ideal introduction for teachers of GCSE and AS/A level Film and Media Studies of a style of film-making that offers unique challenges when subject to study in the classroom. In a lengthy introduction, Brian Dunbar identifies generic conventions common to comedy (is it a 'genre' as such?) and goes on to consider them in relation to a series of detailed case studies. The key concepts of Media Studies are addressed through analysis of individual films using a historical narrative structure -- from the silent comedy film (Buster Keaton's The General), through Classical Hollywood 'screwball comedy' (Bringing Up Baby), British comedy films (Ealing Studios and The Ladykillers), foreign comedy (Jacques Tati) and contemporary independent American comedy (Rushmore). The author also examines Some Like it Hot and considers its status as 'the funniest movie ever made'.

About the Author

Brian Dunbar taught English and Media Studies at Lasswade High School Centre, Midlothian and film courses for the University of Edinburgh's Office of Lifelong Learning. He is the author of Dracula in the York Film Notes series and Goldfinger for Longman's Ultimate Film Guides.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
120 pages

Author

Brian Dunbar
More books by Brian Dunbar

Publisher

Auteur Publishing

Publication date

15th November 2002

ISBN

9781903663134


We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools