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Dutch cinema is typically treated only in terms of prewar films or documentaries, leaving postwar fictional film largely understudied. At the same time, a Hollandse School, first named in the 1980s, has developed through deadpan, ironic films like those of director and actor Alex van Warmerdam. Using seminal theories on humor and comedy, this book explores a number of Dutch films using the notion of categories, such as low-class comedies, neurotic romances, deliberate camp, and grotesque satire. With its original approach, this study makes surprising connections between Dutch films from various decades.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 9-12
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 13-44
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  1. 1. Low-Class Comedies
  2. pp. 45-82
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  1. 2. Multicultural Comedies
  2. pp. 83-112
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  1. 3. From ‘Kind-hearted’ Comedies to Neurotic Romances
  2. pp. 113-150
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  1. 4. Deliberate Camp
  2. pp. 151-176
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  1. 5. Humour as an Aftermath Effect
  2. pp. 177-200
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  1. 6. Homosocial Jokes
  2. pp. 201-228
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  1. 7. From Ludic Humour to Cosmic Irony
  2. pp. 229-260
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  1. 8. From Insubordinate ­Playfulness to Subversive Irony
  2. pp. 261-292
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  1. 9. From Grotesque Caricature to Grotesque Satire
  2. pp. 293-326
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 327-332
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 333-366
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 367-376
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  1. Filmography
  2. pp. 377-388
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  1. Photo Credits
  2. pp. 389-392
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  1. Index of Concepts
  2. pp. 393-396
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  1. Index of Films
  2. pp. 397-404
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  1. Index of Names
  2. pp. 405-410
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  1. Plates
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789048528370
Related ISBN
9789089649430
MARC Record
OCLC
1125826028
Pages
480
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-07
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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