By Jarski, Rosemarie

Although Hollywood did not invent the wisecrack, moviemakers, screenwriters, and actors have crafted pinpoint put-downs and split-second come-ons into an art form. This thematically arranged (and thoroughly indexed) collection of classic, comic one-liners features hundreds of celluloid icons, including Mae West, W. C. Fields, and Groucho Marx. Encompassing all film genres from frothy musicals to hard-boiled noir, run-of-DeMille epics to Looney Tunes cartoons, Wisecracks features the finest of classic film comebacks that are guaranteed to delight every film fan.

DOI: 10.1036/0809225166

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Author Biography

Rosemarie Jarski prefers Abbott and Costello Meets Frankenstein to Citizen Kane because there are fewer ceilings and more laughs. Her ideal movie double-bill would be Some Like It Hot followed by Some Like It Hot.

Rosemarie writes screenplays and compiles anthologies. For Wisecracks she watched over a thousand movies and ate her own weight in popcorn. She now expects to make her Hollywood debut as the star of Free Willy 4.

Author(s): Jarski, Rosemarie
ISBN: 0809225166
DOI: 10.1036/0809225166

Format: hardcover, 288 pages.
Pub date: 1 Sep 1999
Copyright: 1999
$14.95 US
Product Line: McGraw-Hill

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