succeeded in making a comedy which isnrooted in a doctrinaire outloolt. A doctrinairencomedy cannot use laughter asnits substance; it can operate on a scoffnor a sneer, but not on hilarity. But lifenis even more cruel to the creators ofnPrivate Benjamin: they wound up withna caricature of comedy---a feat in . . .
January 1975April 21, 2022By The Archive
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