Laughing Screaming: Modern Hollywood Horror and Comedy by William PaulProf. William Paul (Ph.D., Columbia University) was the founding director of Film and Media Studies. He has specialized in writing about film genres, most especially comedy, and film spectatorship. He is the author of When Movies Were Theater: Architecture, Exhibition and the Evolution of American Film (2016), Laughing/Screaming: Modern Hollywood Horror and Comedy (1995) Ernst Lubitsch’s American Comedy (1983), all from Columbia University Press. He is currently working on a new book about contemporary romantic comedy. In an earlier life, he was a movie reviewer for Rolling Stone, where he reviewed Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy as well as Woody Allen’s Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex, among other films, as well as a reviewer and feature article writer for The Village Voice, where he provided a report on the Lincoln Center gala honoring Alfred Hitchcock, a two-part article on the first showings of hard-core pornography in New York theaters, a consideration of André Bazin’s aesthetics in relation to contemporary documentary filmmaking, and a three-part career survey of classical Hollywood director Raoul Walsh, among other pieces. Since then his writing on film genres, technology and movie theaters has appeared in academic journals and anthologies on film comedy, horror film and film exhibition. He has also provided a video essay for the Criterion Collection disc of Design for Living.
Laughing Screaming : Modern Hollywood Horror and Comedy
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Reviewed for Journal of Popular Film and Television William Paul. New York: Columbia UP, You were probably never taught this in college, but the human brain contains a special area, lobos subvertere not unlike "sociology," it's Greek and Latin coupled without love , the Lobe of Subversion. This is an especially wet place in the brain where very complex and primal ideas and emotions are processed, though rarely truly resolved. Among its functions are attempts to reconcile clearly contradictory "truths" e.