American Dark Comedy: Beyond Satire

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AMERICAN DARK COMEDY
BEYOND SATIRE

Wes D. Gehring Foreword By R. Karl Largent

Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture, Number 55

GREENWOOD PRESS Westport, Connecticut © London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Notes xvii
  • Acknowledgments xix
  • 1 - Historical Literary Overview 1
  • Notes 14
  • 2 - Selected American Dark Comedy Films and Themes 17
  • Notes 50
  • 3 - Dismantling Dictators: "Marxist" or Otherwise 53
  • Notes 86
  • 4 - Coming of Age. . .With a Vengeance 91
  • Notes 130
  • 5 - When Film Noir Becomes Dark Comedy 133
  • Notes 162
  • 6 - Conclusions 165
  • Notes 169
  • Appendix: Selected Filmography 173
  • Selected Bibliography 181
  • Index 191
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