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By Julian Dutton,Matt Lucas

holding Quiet is a love-letter to the trendy sight-gag on movie and tv, tracing the heritage of actual clowning because the introduction of sound.

Taking up the tale of visible humour the place Paul Merton’s Silent Comedy leaves off, Julian Dutton charts the lives and paintings of the entire nice comedians who selected to stay silent, from Charlie Chaplin - who was firm to withstand the ‘talkies’ - all over to the slapstick of modern day performers reminiscent of Rowan Atkinson, Matt Lucas and Harry Hill. This interesting chronicle - spanning 9 a long time - indicates how actual comedy, before everything overshadowed by means of dialogue-films within the Thirties, reinvented itself and the way this revival was once spearheaded by means of a Frenchman: Jacques Tati.

Julian Dutton attracts on his personal adventure as a comedy author and performer to offer knowledgeable research of the monitor character and the comedy sort of dozens of the screen’s best-loved performers together with Laurel & Hardy, Buster Keaton, Harpo Marx, Norman knowledge, Jerry Lewis, Benny Hill, Peter dealers, Eric Sykes, Ronnie Barker, Marty Feldman - and plenty of more.

This ebook will charm either to the intense scholar of movie, tv and theatre - together with these desiring to write or practice comedy - and to the overall reader and comedy fan.

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