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By Vittorio G. Hosle

ISBN-10: 0268031045

ISBN-13: 9780268031046

During this prolonged essay, Vittorio Hosle develops a thought of the comical and applies it to interpret either the recurrent personae performed via Woody Allen the actor and the philosophical matters addressed by way of Woody Allen the director in his movies. "In Woody Allen, Vittorio Hosle is going a ways towards explaining every little thing you desired to find out about Allen yet have been afraid to invite. simply why precisely is he humorous, and why does his humor have a robust charm for lecturers? In his complete research of Allen's paintings, Hosle outlines a practicable idea of humor, illustrates his conclusions by means of relating the movies and prose, and issues out numerous philosophic motifs underlying Allen's deceptively advanced comedies. Hosle's paintings elevates the joy of Allen's movies from responsible excitement to pleasant highbrow engagement with an fascinating modern philosopher and artist." --Richard A. Blake, S.J., Boston university "Vittorio Hosle offers a compelling assessment of Allen's paintings during which he discusses various theories of laughter and argues for the concern of the incongruity concept because the just one in a position to solution the normative query, what distinguises strong from undesirable laughter? in this theoretical foundation he is going directly to delve into either the humor and the philosophical profundity of Allen's films." --Sander Lee, Keene kingdom collage

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