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What I Know About Comedy Films

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What I Know 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 exaggerates the situation, the language, action, and characters. Comedies observe the deficiencies, foibles, and frustrations of life, providing merriment. Providing a momentary escape from day-to-day life, they usually have happy endings, although the humor may have a serious or pessimistic side. There are many different kinds or forms of comedy, including: The characters that generally play or act in comedy films are accident prone men/women. An example of this is Mr. ...read more.


They usually include visual gags, wacky characters, a fast-paced improbable plot, and rapid-fire, wise-cracking dialogue reflecting sexual tensions and conflicts in the blossoming of a relationship (or the patching up of a marriage) for an attractive couple with on-going, antagonistic differences. The couple is often a fairly eccentric, but well-to-do female interested in romance and a generally passive or weak male who resists romance. (Stereotypical men) However, after a twisting and turning plot, romantic love usually triumphs in the end. Black Comedy is a popular sub genre of comedy films, these are dark, sarcastic, humorous, or sardonic stories that help us examine otherwise ignored darker serious, pessimistic subjects such as war, death, or illness. Spoof films mock other movies. And a great example of this is a very recent film which has two parts to it, is Scary Movie. This film takes the mockery out of the horror genre. ...read more.


The forms and conventions in a comedy film are the things which the whole genres of comedy films have in common. Comedy films can be divided into sub genres. Each with there own conventions. For example funny things shall happen in a serious situation. The institutions of a film, is basically all about who makes the film. What techniques do they use to persuade audiences to see the film? The point of a storyline is to make people laugh. It does not have to be realistic. Comedy films exaggerate and perform silly acts to make the film funny. To break the VERSIMILLITUDE actors are aware that they are in a comedy film. They are not supposed to take comedy films seriously. In some situations we would not be allowed to laugh in the real world. In films we can break the society's rules. I feel that's why people enjoy them so much. As we can laugh at other peoples expenses and tragedies. The camera is telling you where to laugh at, and what to laugh at. ...read more.

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