The Drop Dead Funny '70s: American Film Comedies Year by Year (Paperback)

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Description


This work offers a critical examination of 130 commercially-released film comedies of the 1970s. It considers the socio-political circumstances of each year of the decade, then critiques each film released that year with a focus on its effect on the film industry and the art of big screen comedy, as well as the emergence of talents whose work influenced (or was influenced by) the zeitgeist of the decade. Covering popular titles like M*A*S*H, Blazing Saddles, American Graffiti, The Bad News Bears, Smokey and the Bandit and many more, it argues that the 1970s may rightly be considered the last golden age of film comedy.

About the Author


Dan Lalande is a screenwriter based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. For thirteen years, he served as an adjunct instructor of screen-based storytelling at Algonquin College.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781476692548
ISBN-10: 1476692548
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: August 17th, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English