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Gehring, Wes D.

Overview
Works: 45 works in 232 publications in 1 language and 12,457 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography  Handbooks and manuals  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wes D Gehring
Handbook of American film genres by Wes D Gehring( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of American Film Genres provides scholarly introductory overviews of various types of films, lists significant examples of each genre, and recommends sources to consult for additional information. Eighteen genres are covered divided into five different categories: action/adventure, comedy, the fantastic, songs and soaps, and nontraditional. Each category is then divided into more diverse sections such as comedy: screwball, parody, clown etc. . . . Each chapter includes a historical/analytical overview, a bibliographic overview, and then concludes with a chronologically arranged, highly selective filmography, citing from 10 to 15 major examples of the genre with brief lists of credits. . . . One of the strengths of this guide is its coverage of more genres than other standard studies. . . . Handbook of American Film Genres covers foreign films as well, it makes a valuable contribution to film scholarship, and it will be a useful acquisition for libraries that support serious film study
Charlie Chaplin, a bio-bibliography by Wes D Gehring( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Dean : rebel with a cause by Wes D Gehring( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screwball comedy : a genre of madcap romance by Wes D Gehring( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marx brothers : a bio-bibliography by Wes D Gehring( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well-researched and informative, this volume brings new light on the comedians' contribution to screen art
Parody as film genre : "never give a saga an even break" by Wes D Gehring( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the place of parody in film history. It defines the genre, differentiating it from satire, and demonstrates how a well-executed spoof provides an educational blueprint of its target genre. Films discussed include "Destry Rides Again" (1939) and "Scream" (1996)
Charlie Chaplin's world of comedy by Wes D Gehring( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurel & Hardy : a bio-bibliography by Wes D Gehring( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic vs. screwball comedy : charting the difference by Wes D Gehring( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes over 60 titles each of romantic and screwball comedy dating from the 1930's to the present, this research tool not only demonstrates how screwball and romantic comedy are two distinct genres, but also highlights pivotal social and artistic changes which impacted both genres. Includes 16 black and white movie stills, countless quotations from selected films, an annotated bibliography, and a two-part filmography. Not only an informative resource for film students and scholars, but also an interesting read for film buffs
Carole Lombard, the Hoosier tornado by Wes D Gehring( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.C. Fields, a bio-bibliography by Wes D Gehring( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personality comedians as genre : selected players by Wes D Gehring( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Groucho and W.C. Fields : huckster comedians by Wes D Gehring( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American dark comedy : beyond satire by Wes D Gehring( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screwball comedy : defining a film genre by Wes D Gehring( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irene Dunne : first lady of Hollywood by Wes D Gehring( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After delving into Dunne's childhood and early acting forays, the book reveals details about key events in her life and career, including a difficult, bicoastal marriage. The author also examines Dunne's pivotal roles on stage and film, her movement among the genres of melodrama and screwball comedy, her ties to director Leo McCarey, and her postwar film career. Gehring's research and insightful analysis shed light on what made Irene Dunne so unique and her performances so memorable."--Jacket
Chaplin's war trilogy : an evolving lens in three dark comedies, 1918-1947 by Wes D Gehring( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book examines Chaplin's evolving perspective on dark comedy in his three war films, Shoulder Arms (1918), The Great Dictator(1940), and Monsieur Verdoux (1947). In the first he uses the genre in a groundbreaking manner but yet for a pro-war cause. In Dictator dark comedy is applied in an antiwar way"--
Forties film funnymen : the decade's great comedians at work in the shadow of war by Wes D Gehring( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The twelve comedy films examined are distinguished by an equal number of defining comic performances. Each film focuses on the central theme of "clown comedy": Resilience, the encouragement or hope that one can survive the most daunting of life's dilemmas. Each film can be regarded as a microcosm of the antiheroic world of its central clown (or clowns)"--Provided by publisher
Steve McQueen : the great escape by Wes D Gehring( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poster-child victim of a dysfunctional family from Beech Grove, Indiana, Steve McQueen channeled his difficult childhood into a masterful career on screen portraying tough, self-sufficient characters
Robert Wise shadowlands ; a Wes D. Gehring biography by Wes D Gehring( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Winchester, Indiana, Robert Wise spent much of his youth sitting in darkened movie theaters enthralled by the swashbuckling heroics of screen legend Douglas Fairbanks Sr. Through these viewings, Wise developed a passion for film-a passion he followed for the rest of his life, making movies in Hollywood. Nationally known film historian Wes D. Gehring explores Wise's life from his days in the Hoosier State to the beginning of his movie career at RKO studios working as the editor of Orson Welles's classic movie Citizen Kane. Wise is best known for producing and directing two of the most m
 
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Handbook of American film genres
Alternative Names
Gehring, Wes

Languages
English (142)

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Charlie Chaplin, a bio-bibliographyJames Dean : rebel with a causeScrewball comedy : a genre of madcap romanceThe Marx brothers : a bio-bibliographyParody as film genre : "never give a saga an even break"Laurel & Hardy : a bio-bibliographyRomantic vs. screwball comedy : charting the differenceCarole Lombard, the Hoosier tornado