About Comedy Films Essay

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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 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
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Screwball comedies, predominant from the mid-1930s to the mid-1940s, are light-hearted, often sophisticated, romantic stories, commonly focusing on a battle of the sexes in which both co-protagonists try to outwit or outmaneuver each other. 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. Spoof films normally called Parody movies, exaggerate and over play illogical in an existing film genre. They used to be teenage slasher movies.
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