The Road to Comedy: The Films of Bob Hope Donald W. McCaffrey

ISBN: 9780313014741

Published:

ebook

216 pages


Description

The Road to Comedy: The Films of Bob Hope  by  Donald W. McCaffrey

The Road to Comedy: The Films of Bob Hope by Donald W. McCaffrey
| ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 216 pages | ISBN: 9780313014741 | 6.28 Mb

Although Bob Hope has been the subject of many biographies, no book yet has fully explored the comic persona he created in vaudeville and radio, brought to fruition in dozens of films from the 1930s through the 1960s, and made a lasting influence onMoreAlthough Bob Hope has been the subject of many biographies, no book yet has fully explored the comic persona he created in vaudeville and radio, brought to fruition in dozens of films from the 1930s through the 1960s, and made a lasting influence on comedians from Woody Allen to Conan OBrien.

Now, in The Road to Comedy: The Films of Bob Hope, noted film comedy authority Donald W. McCaffrey finally places Hope in his well-deserved position among the highest rank of film comedians of his era. Drawing on archival materials and interviews with collaborators, McCaffrey analyzes each major film in depth, with due attention to particular sequences that reveal how Hope created a unique comic personality that lasted over dozens of very popular films, from the Road movies with Bing Crosby through such underrated classics as Son of Paleface, Monsieur Beaucaire, and Casanovas Big Night.In so doing, McCaffrey introduces readers to a Bob Hope now overshadowed by his own reputation.

We see here that Hopes significance has been greater than any USO appearance or television special might suggest. Because many of these movies have recently been made available on DVDOCothe first time in decades that theyve been easily available to the general publicOCothe volume will also serve as an excellent introduction for those wanting to see these films for the first time.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "The Road to Comedy: The Films of Bob Hope":


1na.pl

©2008-2015 | DMCA | Contact us