American silent film / William K. Everson
New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.
Bad taste gets in the way of budding bromance
Sydney Morning Herald [Arts & Entertainment] (22/01/2015) p.23 More info
Cinema of outsiders : the rise of American independent film / Emanuel Levy
New York: New York University Press, c1999.
Call No: 71(73) LEV Author: Levy, Emanuel, 1947 Source: US Place: New York Publisher: New York University Press PubDate: c1999 PhysDes: xiii, 601 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: INDEPENDENT FILMS. USA; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA. USA; OUTSIDERS IN FILMS; MEN IN FILMS; FILM NOIR; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA. USA; TYPE CHARACTERS IN FILMS; COMEDIES. USA; BLACKS AND THE CINEMA. US; BLACKS IN FILMS. USA; YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE CINEMA; FESTIVALS. PARK CITY. SUNDANCE; ARAKI, GREGG; NUNEZ, VICTOR; BROOKS, ALBERT; SMITH, KEVIN; COEN, JOEL & ETHAN; FERRARA, ABEL; WATERS, JOHN (US); HARTLEY, HAL; HAYNES, TODD; JARMUSCH, JIM; JOST, JON; LEE, SPIKE; LINKLATER, RICHARD; LYNCH, DAVID; MAMET, DAVID; NAIR, MIRA; SAYLES, JOHN; CASSAVETES, NICK; SODERBERGH, STEVEN; SOLONDZ, TODD; SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE (US, Steven Soderbergh, 1989); BLOOD SIMPLE (US, Joel Coen, 1984); BOYZ N THE HOOD (US, John Singleton, 1991); IN THE COMPANY OF MEN (US, Neil Labute, 1997); GAS FOOD LODGING (US, Allison Anders, 1992); PULP FICTION (US, Quentin Tarantino, 1994); RESERVOIR DOGS (US, Quentin Tarantino, 1992); MEAN STREETS (US, Martin Scorsese, 1973) Summary: "Cinema of Outsiders is the first and only comprehensive chronicle of contemporary independent movies from the late 1970s up to the present. From the hip, audacious early works of maverick David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, and Spike Lee, to the contemporary Oscar-winning success of indie dynamos, such as the Coen brothers (Fargo), Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), and Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade), Levy describes in a lucid and accessible manner the innovation and diversity of American indies in theme, sensibility, and style."--BOOK JACKET Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 539-571) and index ISBN: 0814751237 (alk. paper) LON: 20253533 More info
The crazy mirror : Hollywood comedy and the American image
London: Faber, 1969.
Call No: 732(73) DUR Author: Durgnat, Raymond Place: London Publisher: Faber PubDate: 1969 PhysDes: 3-280 p. 16 plates, illus. 23 cm Subject: COMEDIES. USA Notes: Bibliography: p. 249-254 ISBN: 0571088392 LON: 561293 More info
Customs made for wit : the Arab Film Festival
AFR Weekend (30/07/2016) p.36 Call No: TITLE CLIPPINGS FILE; HALAL LOVE (GG/LE, Assad Fouladkar, 2016) Author: McDonald, John PhysDes: Clippings File Article Subject: FESTIVALS. AUSTRALIA. ARAB; COMEDIES. MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES; COMEDIES. USA; HALAL LOVE (GG/LE, Assad Fouladkar, 2016) Summary: Positive review of the comedy HALAL LOVE, and comments on watching the film at the Arab Film Festival amongst a largely Arab audience. The author looks at how interesting it is to think about a culture as represented in comedies and despairs that Western audiences favour popular comedies that are gross out fests (names DIRTY GRANDPA) compared to more sophisticated non Western comedies as represented by HALAL LOVE More info
Great Hollywood movies / Ted Sennett
New York: Abradale Press/H.N. Abrams, 1986.
Laughing hysterically : American screen comedy of the 1950s / Ed Sikov
New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.
Call No: 732(73) LAU Author: Sikov, Ed Place: New York Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: 1994 PhysDes: xvii, 282 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: COMEDIES. USA; TRANSVESTISM; HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS. USA; LEWIS, JERRY; MARTIN, DEAN; MONROE, MARILYN; SWANSON, GLORIA; MANSFIELD, JAYNE; RUSSELL, JANE; HAWKS, HOWARD; WILDER, BILLY; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; TASHLIN, FRANK; ARTISTS AND MODELS (US, Frank Tashlin, 1955); GIRL CAN'T HELP IT, THE (US, Frank Tashlin, 1956); GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (US, Howard Hawks, 1953); MONKEY BUSINESS (US, Howard Hawks, 1952); SEVEN YEAR ITCH, THE (US, Billy Wilder, 1955); SOME LIKE IT HOT (US, Billy Wilder, 1959); STALAG 17 (US, Billy Wilder, 1952); SUNSET BOULEVARD (US, Billy Wilder, 1950); TROUBLE WITH HARRY, THE (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1955); WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? (US, Frank Tashlin, 1957) Summary: With the likes of Billy Wilder, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, and Frank Tashlin revelling in "monkeys, babies, beautiful blondes, money, and cruelty" in their signature films of the 1950s, this seemingly conformist period turns out to be one of the most dynamic and original eras in Hollywood history. What distinguishes these directors is their candid and amusing exploration of cultural anxieties in carnival form. Quirky yet complex films such as Monkey Business, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Sunset Boulevard, The Trouble with Harry, and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? released and expressed the sexual repression and frustration we commonly associate with the decade Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -267) and index ISBN: 0231079826 (alk. paper) LON: 93048900; 10679624 More info
The movies : the sixty-year story of the world of Hollywood from pre-nickelodeon days to the present / by Richard Griffith and Arthur Mayer
London: Spring Books, c1957.