In Comedy Incarnate, Noel 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
Noel Carroll is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His recent books include The Philosophy of Motion Pictures (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008) and On Criticism (2008). He is co-editor, with Jinhee Choi, of Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005).
Acknowledgments. Introduction: The Phenomenological Background. 1. Themes in The General. 2. Style in The General. 3. Keaton, Chaplin, Lloyd, and Langdon. Summary. Appendix: Narration in Keaton's The General. Index