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Leo McCarey and the comic anti-hero in American film

Wes D. Gehring

Leo McCarey and the comic anti-hero in American film

by Wes D. Gehring

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Published by Arno Press in New York .
Written in English

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  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • McCarey, Leo.,
    • Comedy films -- United States -- History and criticism.,
    • Antiheroes in motion pictures.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementWes D. Gehring.
      SeriesDissertations on film 1980
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN1998.A3 M274 1980
      The Physical Object
      Pagination223 p. ;
      Number of Pages223
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4404313M
      ISBN 100405129114
      LC Control Number79006677

        Directed by Leo McCarey. With Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya, Lee Bowman. A French playboy and an American former nightclub singer fall in love aboard a ship. They arrange to reunite six months later, after he has had a chance to earn a decent living/10(K). Duck Soup - Film (Movie) Plot and Review - Publications on Film Reference Surrealism and American Feature Film, Boston, Anthologie du Cinéma 7, Paris, Gehring, Wes, Leo McCarey and the Comic Anti-Hero in American Film, New York, Articles: M.H., in New York Times, 23 November

      Palooka is a comedy film based on the comic strip by Ham Fisher. Joe Palooka (Stuart Erwin) is a naive young man whose father Pete (Robert Armstrong) was a champion boxer, but his lifestyle caused Joe's mother Mayme (Marjorie Rambeau) to leave him and to take young Joe to the country to raise him. McCarey's timing and that of the Marx Brothers work perfectly together in the overall pacing of the film; despite his insistence that he was most comfortable with physical comedy, McCarey was sensitive to the internal logic of Marx Brothers humor, which takes place at the level of the word or sentence, rather than the concept or situation.

      | details & prices | List price $ This edition also contains Leo McCarey and the Comic Anti-Hero Film About: Originally presented as the author's thesis, University of Iowa.   “The end of the Marx Brothers’ Duck Soup” is the only cinematic work mentioned by literary theorist Harold Bloom in his canon of the “twentieth-century American Sublime,” his short list of the greatest works of American art produced in the 20th century. However, Bloom fails to mention McCarey, without whose contribution the film would be inconceivable.


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Leo McCarey and the comic anti-hero in American film by Wes D. Gehring Download PDF EPUB FB2

: Leo McCarey and the Comic Anti-Hero Film (Dissertations on film ) (): Gehring: BooksCited by: 1. Get this from a library. Leo McCarey and the comic anti-hero in American film. [Wes D Gehring].

Leo McCarey directed Laurel and Hardy in their first team efforts, Carey Grant and Irene Dunne in the Awful Truth, and Bing Crosby in Bells of St. Mary's, to cite just a few examples from a film career spanning to /5(5). Gehring, Wes, Leo McCarey and the Comic Anti-Hero in American Film, New York, On McCAREY: articles— Carroll, Sidney, "Everything Happens to McCarey," in Esquire.

Wes D. Gehring Leo McCarey and the Comic Anti-Hero in American Film New York, Books with substantial mentioning of Leo McCarey John C. Tibbetts, James M. Welsh The Encyclopedia of Filmmakers, Volume Two New York, NY, Born:   Leo McCarey and the comic anti-hero in American film by Wes D.

Gehring. (New York: Arno Press,c). The Hollywood professionals: Vol. 7 - Billy Wilder and Leo McCarey by Kingsley Canham (London: Tantivy Press; New York: A. Barnes & Co., ). Thomas Leo McCarey (October 3, – July 5, ) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.

He was involved in nearly movies, the most well known today being Duck Soup, Make Way for Tomorrow, The Awful Truth, Going My Way, The Bells of St. Mary's, My Son John and An Affair To Remember. While focusing mainly on screwball comedies during the s, McCarey turned Alma mater: USC Gould School of Law.

The Awful Truth is a American screwball comedy film directed by Leo McCarey and starring Irene Dunne and Cary on the play The Awful Truth by Arthur Richman, the film recounts how a distrustful rich couple begins divorce proceedings, only to interfere in one another's romances.

This was McCarey's first film for Columbia Pictures with the dialogue and comic elements being Music by: Ben Oakland, Milton Drake (lyrics). * Wes D. Gehring is assistant professor in film, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

He is the author of Leo McCarey and the Comic Anti-Hero in American Film (New York, ) and is currently preparing a book on Charlie Chaplin for Greenwood Press. 1 Margaret Rohe Howard, "The Hoosier Humorist," Human Life, XXXII (September, ), Leo McCarey Director | An Affair to Remember Leo McCarey was born on October 3, in Los Angeles, California, USA as Thomas Leo McCarey.

He was a director and writer, known for An Affair to Remember (), Going My Way () and Love Affair (). He was married to Stella Martin.

He died on July 5, in Santa Monica, California. Leo McCarey, in full Thomas Leo McCarey, (born October 3,Los Angeles, California, U.S.—died July 5,Santa Monica, California), American director and writer who was perhaps best known for his light comedies, notably the classics Duck Soup () and The Awful Truth (), but who also made several popular romances and sentimental films.

McCarey certainly continued to improvise his films late into his career: according to Bing Crosby, “probably 75 per cent of each day’s shooting [on Going My Way] was made up on the set by Leo He would go immediately to the piano [when he came on set in. Leo McCarey: from Marx to McCarthy by Wes D Gehring (Book); Leo McCarey and the comic anti-hero in American film by Wes D Gehring (Book); Auteur theory and My son John by James Morrison (Book).

Leo McCarey (October 3, – July 5, ) began his Hollywood career in as a director’s assistant; by the mids he was working at Hal Roach Studios, writing gags and say it was he who insisted the studio’s top comics, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, become a.

WES D. GEHRING is Professor of Film at Ball State University. He is author of ten previous books: Leo McCarey and the Comic Antihero in American Film (), Charlie Chaplin: A Bio-Bibliography (), W. Fields: A Bio-Bibliography (), Screwball Comedy: A Genre of Madcap Romance (), The Marx Brothers: A Bio-Bibliography (), Handbook of American Film Genres Author: Wes D.

Gehring. Gehring, Wes, Leo McCarey and the Comic Anti-Hero in AmericanFilm, New York, On McCAREY: articles— Carroll, Sidney, "Everything Happens to McCarey," in Esquire (New York), May "Leo McCarey Section" of Cahiers du Cinéma (Paris), February It's a Hell of a Life But Not a Bad Living Elsa Lanchester Collection Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Leo McCarey and the Comic Anti-hero in American Film Jan.

Good Sam is a American romantic comedy-drama film starring Gary Cooper as a Good Samaritan who is helpful to others at the expense of his own family. The film was directed by Leo McCarey and produced by McCarey's production company, Rainbow Productions.

It received mixed reviews, with critics alternately liking and disliking the film based on whether they viewed it as a serious story or a. Wes D. Gehring. Leo McCarey: From Marx to McCarthy. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, ISBN Wes D.

Gehring. Leo McCarey and the Comic Anti-Hero. Leo McCarey and the Comic Anti-Hero in American Film, Charlie Chaplin's World of Comedy (in-depth monograph), Charlie Chaplin: A Bio-Bibliography, W.C.

Fields: A Bio-Biography, Screwball Comedy: A Genre of Madcap Romance, The Marx Brothers: A Bio-Bibliography, Handbook of American Film Genres.

WES D. GEHRING is Professor of Film at Ball State University, and the author of nine previous books: Leo McCarey and the Comic Antihero in American Film (), Charlie Chaplin: A Bio-Bibliography (), W. C. Fields: A Bio-Bibliography (), Srewball Comedy: A Genre of Madcap Romance (), The Marx Brothers: A Bio-Bibliography (), Handbook of American Film Genres Author: Wes D.

Gehring.Jamie Chung, star of new Netflix film Dangerous Lies, recommends her favorite Korean film, and wants to get bloody playing a certain iconic Tarantino character.

Watch nowBorn: Early in his Hollywood career, Leo McCarey honed his skills by working with some of the great names of comedy, including Laurel and Hardy, W.C.

Fields, and The Marx Brothers, whose classic, Duck Soup, McCarey directed. Later, as a writer and/or director, McCarey was responsible for a number of classic films, including Ruggles of Red Gap, The Awful Truth, Love Affair, Make Way for Tomorrow.