The Boys : The Cinematic World of Laurel and Hardy

Description

The Boys provides new ways to view and evaluate the work of this famous comedy team. The initial chapter summarizes the critical reception of the two and compares Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy to other contemporary comedians. Brief biographies analyze their early solo films and the development of the team. Special attention is given to the team's cinematic and comic style, use of camera techniques, early sound practice, and gag development. The comics' complex relationship is detailed and analyzed. A complete filmography, including a rating and an indication of contents, covers each film. The team's final film, Atoll K (1951), is discussed in depth. Throughout the text quotes from such persons as Laurel and Hardy themselves, Buster Keaton, George Stevens, Dick Van Dyke, and Woody Allen enlighten and entertain. Great stills and posters.

Details

Author(s)
Scott Allen Nollen
Format
Paperback | 167 pages
Dimensions
152.91 x 226.57 x 9.65mm | 231.33g
Publication date
31 Aug 2001
Publisher
McFarland & Co Inc
Publication City/Country
Jefferson, NC, United States
Language
English
Edition
Annotated
Edition statement
Revised ed.
Illustrations note
Photographs, filmography
ISBN10
0786411155
ISBN13
9780786411153