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Contents Acknowledgements i Introduction 5 1 The Comedy of Philosophy: Hegel, Bataille and Derrida 27 2 Restricted and General Economy: Narrative, Gag and Slapstick in One Week 56 3 The Machine of Comedy: Gunning, Deleuze and Buster Keaton 91 4 Fool¿s Gold: Metamorphoses in Sherlock Jr. 133 5 Jokes and Their Relation to ¿ 160 6 The Comic: Degradation and Refinement in 1920s Cinematic Slapstick 190 7 From Words to Images (Gagging) 221 8 Figural Vision: Freud, Lyotard and City Lights 250 9 Preposterous Figurality: Comic cinema and bad metaphor 282 Endnotes 313 Bibliography 355
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Comedy films -- History and criticism.