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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.""

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"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"

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