Refocus: The Films of Albert Brooks (Paperback)

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Refocus: The Films of Albert Brooks (Paperback)

By Christian B. Long (Editor)

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This is the first sustained critical collection on Albert Brooks, one of the key but under-examined figures in American stand-up, television comedy and Hollywood film comedy. Analysing every film written and directed by Albert Brooks, including Real Life (1979), Modern Romance (1981) and Lost in America (1985), as well as a number of his acting and voice-over roles, his stand-up comedy albums, talk show appearances and writing, the book argues that Albert Brooks not only merits a wider viewership, both critical and popular, but also that his career offers a useful lens through which to understand American film and culture since the late 1960s.

Dr Christian Long is an Academic Language and Learning Educator at Queensland University of Technology.
Product Details ISBN: 9781474434287
ISBN-10: 1474434282
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: May 25th, 2023
Pages: 280
Language: English