Bill Murray has done so well with this paradigm that he essentially has
brought it into his more serious roles.
I just taught Jarmusch's Broken Flowers and this film, which is not
really a comedy, is structured around the Murray character's inability
to control his environment.
On 12/16/2012 10:32 AM, Sandy Camargo wrote:
> Inspector Clouseau and Peter Sellers?
> On Dec 16, 2012 9:19 AM, "Frank, Michael" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> i have a student who's interested in writing about the incompetent hero in
>> american movies, and asked me about such figures in movies from before the
>> current century . . . i immediately thought of woody allen but then drew a
>> blank . . . can anyone suggest either a movie [or set of movies] featuring
>> an incompetent hero, or an actor who regularly played the part of the
>> incompetent hero?
>> many thanks
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> On Behalf Of Dana Polan
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>> Subject: [SCREEN-L] critical studies of MacMahonism?
>> Does anyone know a good study (essay or otherwise) of that French
>> cinephilia phenomenon known as MacMahonism? I assume there's some material
>> in de Baecque's history of its rivals at Cahiers du cinema. And I came
>> across a few pages here and there, but I'd love to come across a fuller
>> treatment of the phenomenon.
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