Saturday Night Live, Hollywood Comedy, and American Culture

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From Chevy Chase to Tina Fey

ISBN: 0230103588
ISBN 13: 9780230103580
Autor: Whalley, J
Verlag: Springer Verlag GmbH
Umfang: IX, 234 S.
Erscheinungsdatum: 21.07.2010
Auflage: 1/2010
Produktform: Gebunden/Hardback
Einband: GEB

POPULAR SUBJECT: SNL is one of the most popular and longest running TV show in American history. This book addresses a neglected and important topic that should be popular with a broad readership. USEFUL CASE STUDIES: This book reinvigorates the area of comedy/cultural studies by revisiting existing accounts (Seidman, Krutnik and others) and moving the conversation forward. CONTEXTUAL: One of the major strengths of the book is that it addresses the subject area through a historical focus which makes it appealing to scholars and students alike.

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Saturday Night Live, Hollywood Comedy, and American Culture sheds new light on the ways in which Saturday Night Live s confrontational, boundary-pushing approach spilled over into film production, contributing to some of the biggest hits in Hollywood history, such as National Lampoon s Animal House, Ghostbusters, and Beverly Hills Cop. Jim Whalley also considers how SNL has adapted to meet the needs of subsequent generations, launching the film careers of Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell and others in the process. Supported by extensive archival research, some of Hollywood s most popular comedians are placed into the contexts of film and television comic traditions and social and cultural trends in American life.


JIM WHALLEY has taught Film Studies at the University of Salford, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, and the University of East Anglia.

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