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Saul Austerlitz

Saul Austerlitz is the author of Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy.

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Modern Times: Exit the Tramp
To make a silent film in 1931, four years after The Jazz Singer, was to buck the trend in a film industry rapidly divesting itself of silence. To make another in 1936, nearly a decade after the advent of sound, appeared downright perverse. Charlie…

By Saul Austerlitz