Film Parody is the first major book on one of the most prolific and profitable - though under-discussed - modes of contemporary filmmaking. This book provides a lucid introduction to the films and a rigorous theoretical account of how parody itself operates on textual, pragmatic, and socio-cultural levels. Harries provocatively asserts that film parody is now so routinized by the major studios that it must be considered, in its own right, as a major mode of contemporary filmmaking. Tracing a history of parodic cinema from early Laurel and Hardy spoofs to recent box-office hits such as "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery," this book defines parody in relation to other related, though different, modes of discourse such as irony and pastiche. Drawing from this history, and close analyses of films including "Blazing Saddles, Airplane!, Young Frankenstein, Hot Shots!, Naked Gun 33 1/3," and "Zelig, Film Parody "lays out the formal characteristics and examines the various strategies spectators bring to bear when watching parodies.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC ISBN: 9780851708034 Number of pages: 153 Weight: 314 g Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 9 mm Edition: 2000 ed.
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect.
Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
This item can be requested from the shops shown below. If this item isn't available to be reserved nearby, add the item to your basket instead and select 'Deliver to my local shop' at the checkout, to be able to collect it from there at a later date.
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at