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"Andy Horton's latest book is not only refreshing, insightful, and effortlessly scholarly; it's also imbued with that rare quality so lacking in its fielda shameless sense of fun."Herschel Weingrod, screenwriter (Trading Places,Twins, Space Jam, Kindergarten Cop)
"Andy Horton does a masterful job of explaining the inexplicablethe elusive principles of comedy. The book is a celebration of those who have mined for humor in the most barren landscapes and struck gold. Horton emphasizes the importance of laughing in the face of adversity. These are more than good rules for writing. These are good rules for living."Barbara Hall, screenwriter (Northern Exposure, I'll Fly Away, Chicago Hope)
Andrew Horton, the Jeanne H. Smith Professor of Film and Video Studies at the University of Oklahoma, is author of the popularWriting the Character-Centered Screenplay (California, 1994) and other books. Most recently he coeditedPlay It Again Sam: Retakes on Remakes (with Stuart McDougal, California, 1998) and wrote the introduction toThree More Screenplays by Preston Sturges (California, 1998).