|Format:||Hardback, 288 pages|
|Publication Date:||1 Sep 1999|
|Subject:||PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Reference|
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.
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.
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