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Garbo Laughs!

Garbo Laughs! <jats:p> Through a witty close reading of Ernst Lubitsch's film “Ninotchka” (1939) - a Greta Garbo comedy explicitly marketed through the promise that in it the infamously impassive ‘face of the century’ would, in fact, laugh - Paul Morrison (Brandeis University) reads Lubitsch's film as a parable of the descent of Garbo's gestural excess to bourgeois intelligibility, and thus, of the domestication of her very modernism. </jats:p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Modernist Cultures Edinburgh University Press

Garbo Laughs!

Modernist Cultures , Volume 2 (2): 153 – Oct 1, 2006

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Edinburgh University Press
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© Edinburgh University Press, 2010
ISSN
2041-1022
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1753-8629
DOI
10.3366/E2041102209000252
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Abstract

<jats:p> Through a witty close reading of Ernst Lubitsch's film “Ninotchka” (1939) - a Greta Garbo comedy explicitly marketed through the promise that in it the infamously impassive ‘face of the century’ would, in fact, laugh - Paul Morrison (Brandeis University) reads Lubitsch's film as a parable of the descent of Garbo's gestural excess to bourgeois intelligibility, and thus, of the domestication of her very modernism. </jats:p>

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Modernist CulturesEdinburgh University Press

Published: Oct 1, 2006

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