SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Charlie Chaplin.Buster Keaton.The Marx Brothers.Billy Wilder.Woody Allen.The Coen brothers.Where would the American film be without them?Yet the cinematic genre these artists represent--comedy--has perennially received short shrift from critics, film buffs, and the Academy Awards.Saul Austerlitz s "Another Fine Mess" is an attempt to right that wrong.Running the gamut of film history from "City Lights" to "Knocked Up," "Another Fine Mess" retells the story of American film from the perspective of its unwanted stepbrother--the comedy.In 30 long chapters and 100 shorter entries, each devoted primarily to a single performer or director, "Another Fine Mess"retraces the steps of the American comedy film, filling in the gaps and following the connections that link Mae West to Doris Day, or W. C. Fields to Will Ferrell.The first book of its kind in more than a generation, "Another Fine Mess" is an eye-opening, entertaining, and enlightening tour of the American comedy, encompassing the masterpieces, the box-office smashes, and all the little-known gems in between."
Product Details

About the Author

Saul Austerlitz is a writer living in New York City. His work has been published in the "New York Times," "Los Angeles Times," "Slate," the "Boston Globe," and other publications. He is the author of "Money for Nothing: A History of the Music Video from the Beatles to the White Stripes.""

Reviews

"Clever and well-researched." --Library Journal Xpress Reviews "Sharp, scholarly." --AmericanProfile.com "Conventional wisdom holds that analyzing comedy is a thankless task--who's to say what's funny, and why kill the fun of it?--but Saul Austerlitz's wide-ranging survey of American film comedy is both illuminating and hugely enjoyable. With its sharp insights and vivid biographical sketches, it's first-rate film criticism and a terrific resource to boot." --Dennis Lim, editor, "The Village Voice Film Guide" "Entertaining reading." "--Booklist" "Comprehensive yet reader-friendly account." "--"LAWeekly.com "Clever and well-researched." --"Library Journal" "Entertaining reading." " Booklist"" Conventional wisdom holds that analyzing comedy is a thankless task who s to say what s funny, and why kill the fun of it? but Saul Austerlitz s wide-ranging survey of American film comedy is both illuminating and hugely enjoyable. With its sharp insights and vivid biographical sketches, it s first-rate film criticism and a terrific resource to boot. Dennis Lim, editor, "The Village Voice Film Guide"" "I was enrapt, argumentative, gobsmacked, amused and ready to rethink what I know about American film comedy.Crack this book open, and let the debate and the flying pies begin." Glen David Gold, author, "Carter Beats the Devil" and "Sunnyside"" "Comprehensive yet reader-friendly account." " "LAWeekly.com" "A sprawling but incisive biography of film comedy history." "North County Times"" "Entertaining and amusing . . . this book truly highlights the best of the genre." COEDMagazine.com" "Clever and well-researched." "Library Journal"" "Sharp, scholarly." AmericanProfile.com"

How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy (Cappella Books (Paperback)) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.
Back to top