Comedy Films Essays

  • About Comedy Films

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    About Comedy Films Our exam topic is based on Comedy films. Comedy is very individual and subjective. Comedy is inherent, different audiences find different things funny. Recently we had just seen a movie called, "There's Something about Marry," starring Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller. This is a prime example of a comedy film. Comedy Films "make me laugh" - they elicit laughter from the audience. Comedies are light-hearted dramas, designed to amuse and provoke laughter. The comedy genre

  • Film Versions of Shakespeare Comedies

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    Film Versions of Shakespeare Comedies Shakespearean plays are complex, intricate pieces of work in which a diverse range of interpretations and readings can be made. This is particularly true of his comedies, where the light-hearted humour is often offset by darker, more serious undertones. In adapting these comedies it is for the director – in the cinematic context – to decide how to interpret the play and which elements are privileged and which are suppressed. This variance in interpretation

  • Feminist Ideas the Screwball Comedy Film Genre

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    The Screwball comedy is a film genre that found its way onto the screens in the early 1930s and lasted till the early 1940s. They were a consequence of the newly adapted censorship law in 1934 that restricted addressing adult content on screen. They therefore incorporated more comedic and creative ways of symbolizing topics such as sex and homosexuality. Screwball comedies were mainly based on plots that had conflict between social classes as their many premise and always had a happy ending which

  • The Role of Women in Screwball Comedy Films

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    The Role of Women in Screwball Comedy Films Joan Wilder: You're leaving? You're leaving me?! Jack Colton: You're gonna be all right, Joan Wilder. Yea. You always were. Like a contemporary Dorothy, Romancing the Stone's Joan Wilder must travel to Columbia and survive incredible adventures to learn that she had always been a capable and valuable person. Romancing the Stone (Robert Zemeckis, 1984) is part of a series of 1980s action comedies that disrupted previous expectations for female heroines

  • Bridesmaids: An Uplifting Worldview In Comedy Films

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    The film Bridesmaids exhibits the use of several principles of “comedy of a genre,” including happy ending, uplifting worldview and magnified disharmony/disorder. Comedy films tend to have happy endings, in which conflicts and challenges are resolved positively, sympathetic protagonists achieve their goals and gain rewards, antagonists have a change of heart or undergo moral conversion or receive due comeuppance, and there is communal and/or familial reconciliation. In Bridesmaids, we see all of

  • Elements of Western, Comedy and Thriller in Jarmusch’s Film Dead Man

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    Elements of Western, Comedy and Thriller in Jarmusch’s Film Dead Man Released in 1995, the film “Dead Man” is set in the West in the latter half of the 19th century. The film is a genre-combining work. Although “Dead Man” is a Western, it brings in many elements from the Comedy and the Thriller. The movie is set in the west, yet the audience finds themselves laughing at many comical incidents as well as anticipating what will happen to Blake next. The film is a Western in many ways, but is

  • Robin Williams: Out Of Comedy And Film

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    Robin Williams was a man who created his American Dream out of comedy and drama. He was an actor and comedian known for his spontaneity performances and films such as Mrs.Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting. He always seemed to warm the hearts of fans and have such a witty personality that stuck with people. Physical: He had an addiction problem in his younger years while filming the sitcom Mork and Mindy, in which he had the problems for more than two decades. Despite all of that, he still continued

  • The Dichotomy Of Wealth Depicted In The Comedy Film Get Hard

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    The Comedy film, Get Hard, directed by Etan Cohen, was about a wealthy hedge fund investor, James King, who is convicted of fraud and embezzlement and was sent to serve 10 years in San Quentin State Prison. The movie demonstrates the dichotomy between the wealthy and poor population, revealing the poor people’s struggles and the wealthy people’s privileges. At the beginning of the movie, the viewers had the opportunity to see the inside of James King’s privilege life and, Darnell Lewis’ underprivileged

  • Pulp Fiction: Black Comedy Neo-Noir Crime Film Directed By Quentin Tarantino

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    Pulp Fiction Critical Review Pulp Fiction is a black comedy neo-noir crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The movie is a cult classic and one of the most influential films of its time. It’s a non- linear collection of stories that intertwine in a very interesting way. Pulp Fiction’s circular timeline, brilliant characters, and unforgettable dialogue makes it an amazing movie that everyone should see at least once. The story is composed of three main short stories about two hitmen

  • Why We Must Laugh

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    There are Holocaust films that are unexpectedly much cheerier than most Holocaust films. There is a never ending comedic feel in Life Is Beautiful that the main character offers with his entertaining and spontaneous personality. His creativity helped keep the story light when it was in reality a grueling subject. The success of Benigni's Life Is Beautiful seemed to mark the beginning of a new trend: holocaust comedies. The comedic aspect of Life is Beautiful brought out a different perspective of

  • The Film 'Love Actually' by Bridget Jones

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    The Film 'Love Actually' by Bridget Jones Love Actually Essay The film trailers designed to promote the film Love Actually represent a particular view of modern love and relationships. Explore this idea within a media analysis framework. From the makers of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Notting Hill, the film Love Actually is a romantic comedy about igniting laughter, wrecking havoc, breaking hearts, daring commitment and forcing choices. The film is of a typical romantic comedy genre, which

  • Analysis Of Judd Apatow

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    Judd Apatow (‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’, ‘Knocked Up’) is known for his contained and loveable comedies, but this marks the first time he’s directed a film that he didn’t write or co-write himself. He co-wrote ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ with his leading man Steve Carell, but he’s never not taken part in the screenplay of one of his films, at least not until this film. I personally walked into this film with a lot of hesitation, I’m not well-versed in Amy Schumer’s particular brand of humor thus I’m not

  • While You Were Sleeping Analysis

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    The succeeding film critique of While You Were Sleeping will discuss genre theory, specifically romantic comedies, and the conventions that make up this movie, such as mise en scene, lighting, characters, theme, and plot. This film critique will analyze the movie through the lens of genre theory. While You Were Sleeping is a romantic comedy that was released in 1995. This film was directed by Jon Turteltaub with Phedon Papamichael as the director of photography. As with all of her work

  • Stereotypes In Breakfast At Tiffany's

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    Out of all the genres in filmmaking, comedy is by far the most subjective and therefore the hardest to make. The mind of the director may not be the same mind of the audience. Jokes may seem too intellectual for the audience to understand, or too stupid for the audience to sit through. It is extremely difficult for a filmmaker to find the perfect medium of humor for the biggest audience. We see most comedies nowadays not even look for that medium. Some go for the full Monty of stupidity or the lighthearted

  • Comedy Analysis

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    Silent film star Buster Keaton once said that “a comedian does funny things. A good comedian does things funny.” After a semester of learning and discovery in my Comedy Improv class, I believe what he means is that it is easy to do an action that by itself alone is funny. However to truly be great, a comedian must be able to take a typical everyday situation and, through keen observation and insight, make it funny. More specifically, the action of slipping on a banana peel itself is funny, but

  • Comedy Themes In Bringing Up Baby, Driving Miss Daisy

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    Comedy films are films designed to make the audience laugh. A common characteristic of comedy is an exaggeration of events, which is done to provide further amusement to viewers. Comedies also tend to have happy endings, keeping in line with the general light-heartedness of the genre. Some movies may even take typical frustrations experienced by most viewers and portray them in a non-serious manner. As with all movies, comedies contain at least one conflict. These conflicts may be caused by numerous

  • The Similarities Between Comedy And Drama

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    COMEDY and Drama What are similarities between comedy and drama? What is comedy? What is drama? How is comedy different form

  • Oscar Wilde's Play And Film: The Importance Of Being Earnest

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    Autumn Culpepper February 16, 2014 Essay The Importance of Being Earnest Play/Film Comparative Essay Oliver Parker’s 2002 film adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s play ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ is a light-hearted and humorous film that's centered around romantic ideals, but unfortunately it conceals Wilde’s messages and deviates from essential comic elements. This is displayed through many character representations, the lacking of contextual jokes

  • Dark Comedy Analysis

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    are forced to take extreme measures to survive. The film fallows a group of people living in an apartment building run by the butcher who owns it. To survive this group of people have resulted to cannibalism. The dark subject matter in the film may prevent some viewers from appreciating the comedy hidden within; however, it is also what gives this film a unique feel and make the comedic elements have a greater impact on most viewers. Dark Comedies demonstrate the importance of balancing humor and seriousness

  • Love And Love In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

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    Love however, is the source of much confusion and complication in another of Shakespeare’s comedies, Twelfth Night. Men and women were seen as very different from each other at the time the play was written, they were therefore also treated in very different ways. Because of this Viola conceals her identity and adopts the role of a man, in order to better her safety whilst being alone on the island, and to get a job at Count Orsino’s court. In the play Shakespeare uses the gender confusion he has