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Hi Gloria:

I highly recommend the chapter on Jerry Lewis in Steve Shaviro's _Cinematic
Body_ (1995?; Minnesota).  Also take a look at Kathleen Rowe's _The Unruly
Woman_ and, if I remember correctly, there is a piece on Woody Allen in
either _Unspeakable Images_ or Karnick's and Jenkins' edited collection
_Classical Hollywood Comedy_.

Best wishes,
Jennifer

Jennifer M. Bean
Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies
Dept. of Comparative Literature
Box 354338
University of Washington-Seattle
Seattle, WA  98195-4338
Fax: 206.685.2017

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>From: gloria monti <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: a  readings query
>Date: Wed, Jan 3, 2001, 5:11 PM
>

>        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
>e-mail: [log in to unmask]
>
>1/3/1961: The United States severed diplomatic relations with Cuba --
>three days before I was born.
>
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