Comedy and the Silver Screen

Mast, Gerald
September 1975
New Republic;9/27/75, Vol. 173 Issue 13, p53
Entertainment Review
Focuses on the depiction of comedy in several motion pictures in the U.S. Traditions of comedy in motion pictures in the U.S.; Overview of various traits of surrealism in films made in the U.S.; Comparison of comedy actors Woody Allen and Mel Brooks; Overview of the motion picture "Sleeper," starring Woody Allen; Information regarding the first surrealist play, Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi."


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