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    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

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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

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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

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    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

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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

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    Romantic Comedy

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    “Just Go With It” is a typical romantic comedy directed by Dennis Dugan. The genre, romantic comedy, contains lighthearted plots carefully designed to amuse and provoke laughter among an audience. This version of comedy is accomplished by using jokes, one-liners, exaggerated situations, language, and relationships. The main purpose of a romantic comedy is to display the adventures of generally young lovers trying to overcome social challenges, concluding with a happy and expected ending. The codes

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    Case File for The Seven Year Itch Movie

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    Itch ran into trouble because the script was adapted from a play. Plays were allowed to be more risqué than movies during the time and were often not approved for movie production. The writers though, of this movie, turned the script into a screwball comedy, which was very common during the time. With the PCA seal of approval given over three years later to the script, The Seven Year Itch could be made into the iconic movie that it is today. Unlike other movies of the 1950’s, The Seven Year Itch contained

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    Big Trouble in Big Trouble

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    In the long tradition of American screwball comedies, Big Trouble, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and based on the novel by Dave Barry, is something of a return to form in a medium that has excelled in defying old conventions over the last few decades. Even though more modern screwballs have tended to drift away from the roots of their 30s-40s brethren, some still strive to be like Bringing Up Baby or Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Films like O Brother, Where Art Thou? and I Heart Huckabees have done a lot

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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

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    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

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