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Horrific Humor and the Moment of Droll Grimness in Cinema

Sidesplitting sLaughter

by John A. Dowell Editor · Cynthia J. Miller Editor

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Horrific Humor and the Moment of Droll Grimness in Cinema: Sidesplitting sLaughter presents the first focused look at the moment in audience reception where screams and laughter collide. John A. Dowell and Cynthia J. Miller bring together twelve essays from an international collection of authors across the disciplines. The volume begins with an examination of the aesthetics and mechanics of the sLaughter moment, then moves closer to look at the impact of its awkward frission of humor and horror on the individual viewer, and finally, broadens its lens to explore sLaughter's implications for the human condition more generally. The chapters discuss such box office hits such as A Clockwork Orange (1971), Fargo (1996), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Cabin in the Woods (2012), as well as cult classics such as The Toxic Avenger (1984) and Dead Snow (2009).
Horrific Humor and the Moment of Droll Grimness in Cinema will be of great interest to scholars of both humor and horror, as well as to those working in reception studies and fans of cult cinema.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication Date:
2017

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John A. Dowell (Editor)

John A. Dowell is an independent scholar. He is also the Technology Specialist for Michigan State University's Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative. Cynthia J. Miller is senior faculty at Emerson College's Institute for the Liberal Arts and ...

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John A. Dowell (Contributor)

John A. Dowell is an independent scholar. He is also the Technology Specialist for Michigan State University's Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative. Cynthia J. Miller is senior faculty at Emerson College's Institute for the Liberal Arts and ...

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Creators

Editor :
Cynthia J. Miller
Contributor :
Cynthia J. Miller
Contributor :
Ben Urish
Contributor :
Thomas Britt
Contributor :
David Misch
Contributor :
Moritz Fink
Editor :
John A. Dowell
Contributor :
John A. Dowell
Contributor :
Ben Betka
Contributor :
Iain J. W. Ellis
Contributor :
Ann Larabee
Author of introduction, etc. :
Molly Merryman
Contributor :
William Quiterio
Contributor :
Don Tresca
Contributor :
Colin Yeo
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