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Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film
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Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film

Ryan Bishop

Abstract

Cinema mostly taught viewers how to understand cinema, constantly thematizing its addresses to and relationship to its audience. Comic cinema has provided a self-reflexive critique of this auto-technological or auto-medial training, allowing audiences to glimpse the many ways they were being conditioned and articulated in the mechanical era by this quintessential example of art form become industry. Comic cinema then considers through its own medial relations to the construction of human perception and consciousness (or aesthetics). Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film adds to the con ... More

Keywords: visual culture, visual technologies, critical theory, mediation, autotechnological education, cultural critique, screen culture, intermediality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780748643073
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643073.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ryan Bishop, author
Winchester School of Art, Southampton University