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In The Simpsons Movie, director David Silverman and his team of producers: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike Scully and Richard Sakai use humour to incorporate other relevant messages into the film.

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  • Submitted: 21/11/2008
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GCSE Audience and Production Analysis

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The Simpsons Movie Essay

By Abdul Rehman

In 'The Simpsons Movie', director David Silverman and his team of producers: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike Scully and Richard Sakai use humour to incorporate other relevant messages into the film. Three of the most important factors are environment, government and family relationships.

At the beginning of the Simpsons Movie, David Silverman uses GreenDay to make the audience aware of the social issues surrounding the environment; not only because of their famous songs, but because the band name itself promotes the environment. When the band is shown singing off a barge on Lake Springfield, their main singer is just singing from a script saying 'Da Da' again and again. David Silverman's use of humour sends a message mocking singers for singing off scripts and also implies crowds are easily pleased. However, the musical sensation is suddenly put off when he says:

"We have been playing for 3 and a half hours, now we'd like to say something about the environment!"

~Billy Joe Armstrong, GreenDay lead singer, the Simpsons Movie

The crowd is then suddenly put off by the message and turns to violence.

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