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DISLEXICON of Slapstick Humor, Funny Cinematography, and Very Special Effects

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The Dislexicon of Slapstick Humor, Funny Cinematography, and Very Special Effects is a richly illustrated glossary containing 138 witty words used in the Mack Sennett Comedy Studios between 1912 and 1933. It comprises clever concepts connected to slapstick comedy, gag strategies, funny pratfalls, dangerous stuntwork, and secrets of the filmmaking trade. In a mishmash of slapstick facts and fictions, the Dislexicon fully accepts tall tales, filmspeak, jokes, and gossip as historical sources. Hopping from "gag" to "laugh" to "trick," the dictionary presents a slapstick universe in which everything makes perfect sense - as only a fictional construction can.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGent
PublisherMER. Paper Kunsthalle
Number of pages64
ISBN (Print)ISBN 978-9-49-069331-2
StatePublished - Dec-2011

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