Comedy Incarnate: Buster Keaton, Physical Humor, and Bodily Coping

Comedy Incarnate: Buster Keaton, Physical Humor, and Bodily Coping

Editor(s): Noël Carroll

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405155250

Online ISBN: 9780470754931

DOI: 10.1002/9780470754931

About this Book

In Comedy Incarnate, Noël Carroll surveys the characteristics of Buster Keaton's unique visual style, to reveal the distinctive experience of watching Keaton's films.

  • Bold and provocative thesis written by one of America's foremost film theorists
  • Takes a unique look at the philosophies behind Keaton's style
  • Weighs visual elements over narrative form in the analysis of the Keaton's work
  • Provides a fresh vantage point for analysis of film and comedy itself

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