essays by Brian Henderson on romantic comedy (Semi Tough) in Barry
Grant's genre anthology, Frank Krutnik
on the nervous romance in The Velvet Light Trap in about 1991, and
William Paul's Laughing
Screaming on the gross out comedy should be most helpful.

Matthew Bernstein

gloria monti wrote:

>         Dear Colleagues:
>         I am teaching a class on American comedy (1960-2000) this
> Winter quarter and I am quite frustrated by the lack of academic
> essays that discuss the films I am showing.  I found a number of
> reviews, but it doesn't really do the trick.  I taught the first half
> of the course in the Fall and I had no problems compiling a list of
> very meaningful readings.
>         Below is the list of films on the syllabus.  Any suggestions
> about readings that I might have overlooked?  Please, respond to me
> privately.  Thank you!
>         Gloria Monti
> The Apartment (1960), Billy Wilder
> The Nutty Professor (1963), Jerry Lewis
> Dumb and Dumber (1994), Peter Farrelly
> Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
> (1964), Stanley Kubrick
> Hollywood Shuffle (1987), Robert Townsend
> Blazing Saddles (1974), Mel Brooks
> Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Jay Roach
> Harold and Maude (1972), Hal Ashby
> Slacker (1991), Richard Linklater
> Annie Hall (1977), Woody Allen
> Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Nora Ephron
> Fast Times at Ridgemont High(1982), Amy Heckerling
> American Pie (1999), Paul Weitz
> After Hours(1985), Martin Scorsese
> Fargo (1996), Joel Coen
> Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip (1982), Joe Layton
> Down By Law (1986), Jim Jarmusch
> Hanging Up (2000), Diane Keaton
> ______________________________
> gloria monti, ph.d.
> lecturer
> program in film studies
> 223 humanities instructional building
> university of california, irvine
> irvine, CA  92697-2435
> phone: 949-824-6576
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> three days before I was born.
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