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Tex Avery

A Unique Legacy

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Tex Avery by Floriane Place-Verghnes
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Floriane Place-Verghnes examines the work of this great American animator. Focusing primarily on four facets of Avery's work, the author first concentrates on Avery's ability to depict the American attempt both to retrieve the past nostalgically and to catch the Zeitgeist of 1940s America, which confronts the questions of violence and survival. She also analyzes issues of sex and gender and the crucial role Hollywood played in reshaping the image of womanhood, reducing it to a bipolar opposition. Thirdly, she examines the comic language developed by Avery which, although drawing on the work of the Marx Brothers and Chaplin (among others), transcended their conventions. Finally, Place-Verghnes considers Avery's place in the history of cartoon-making technique.

Author Biography

Floriane Place-Verghnes teaches in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures at the University of Manchester.
Release date NZ
June 1st, 2006
Collection
Country of Publication
Australia
Imprint
John Libbey Cinema and Animation
Pages
222
Dimensions
152x229x14
ISBN-13
9780861966592
Product ID
2253285

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