Agnes Peterson

Agnes Paterson on Hepburn's Oscars and the Emoters of Hollywood

04.6.2004 | Agnes Peterson | Film
The comic film is in much the same position as the comic novel; the comic actor and director is just as undervalued as the comic writer. Film criticism usually treats comedies as entertaining pablum for the masses, with no admission that such films can actually be art. Even the few writings which, ahem, treat comedy seriously are usually, to borrow a phrase from the great comic novelist PG Wodehouse, of the naso-labial variety.