Word of the Week: Farceur

as in: “[Charlie] Chaplin and [Ernst] Lubitsch played with Nazis, too, but they worked as farceurs, using comedy to warn of catastrophe; they didn’t carve up Nazis using horror-film flourishes.”

Denby, David.  “Americans in Paris.” The New Yorker 85.25 (2009): 82-83. Academic Search Premier.  Web. 24 January 2012.
 [Review of Quentin Tarantino’s film Inglourious Basterds.]

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