But at times the humor is discordant, Henry's jokiness
not only his own whistling in the dark but his author's uneasiness with his own seriousness.
271), their laughter the blinkered jokiness
of Cuddy Banks (3.
His son William said: "He was a real character but he saw to his own grave without any jokiness
or irreverence and he wasn't at all macabre about it.
Always reading her I feel a faint contempt and yet an equally faint jokiness
The analysis suggested that, with the initial jokiness
and cockiness, Boris was deriving some enjoyment from the game.
There was an appealing jokiness
in the coinage itself, based as it was upon another term, the "Com-intern," which referred to the much more palpable prospect of Communist infiltration and organization in the West.
There is an uneasy disconnect between the earnestness of much of the action in A Warning and the generic jokiness
of the induction.
But as the film shoot cranked along, the rooms in the house at Westleigh growing increasingly hot and humid, Graham began to find Barrett's jokiness
, his old-style repertory theatre bonhomie tedious.
Perhaps too much gets packed in; the film can't seem to decide which is more important: true allegiance to cheese, bitter social critique, campy hand-job jokiness
, or the fitting in of cameos (Jane Lynch, Alan Cumming, Wilson Cruz).
The zine format thereby lent Rushkoff a useful critical tool, one that inevitably led her, as she later recalled in the final issue of her zine, to move beyond the jokiness
and easy targets of her early issues and to take seriously the possibilities her zine offered for cultural critique.
New York-based Theatre for a New Audience presents a Merchant of Venice which is lean, intelligent and, for all its anachronistic jokiness
, exemplary in its clarity.
Veering wildly between the glib action jokiness
that has become standard issue since the "Indiana Jones" and "Lethal Weapon" movies and an incongruous morose tone, this "Robin Hood" has a contemporary feel aimed more at younger audiences unfamiliar with the anti-hero's vast cinematic canon.