Comedy films

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  • Comedy Of Errors Film Analysis

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    ‘Hopeless and helpless doth Egeon wend. But to procrastinate his lifeless end.’ The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare’s earliest and comedic creations, with inspiration drawn from the Roman comedy Menaechmi. The Royal Shakespeare Company was founded in 1961 with the goal to entertain and educate audiences on Shakespeare’s works, by putting a modern twist on the performances. Their version of The Comedy of Errors, co-produced with Told by an Idiot, manipulates the actor’s movements, language

  • Features Needed to Make a Comedy Film

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    very popular is comedy; these films have been entertaining audiences for decades with over-the-top scenes, characters and funny moments. This essay will focus on what features are needed to make a comedy movie by concentrating on the pro-filmic codes, filmic or technical codes, character types and networks, social themes and narrative patterns and stock scenes that go into creating these films. Comedy is a genre of film that uses humour as a driving force. Even though the comedy business may take

  • Essay about 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

  • Essay about 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

  • Film Analysis Of A Classic Comedy In The Great Race

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    A genre of film that became relevant in the end of the 20th century and never lost popularity is the comedy. With so many variations and versions of this movie type, such as slapstick and romance, it’s no wonder why so many people enjoy them. A classic comedy that came out in 1965, The Great Race directed by Blake Edwards, utilizes both of these styles in a way that makes the film exciting and extremely funny to watch. In the movie, a land race is planed from New York to Paris, with the two main

  • The Similarities Of Films ' Who Does Not Love A Great Comedy '

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    Intro to Cinema Professor Lee December 6, 2016 The Similarities of Films Who does not love a great comedy film. I know that comedy is my favorite genre. When thinking about comedies or comedians one person comes to mind, Will Ferrell. In some people’s opinion he is the best comedian actor. Will Ferrell just so happen to be in a comedy partnership with director Adam McKay. McKay is responsible for over 20 films. There are three films that I am particularly fond of The Other Guys, Anchorman: The Legend

  • Film Review : Super Is A 2010 American Superhero Black Comedy Drama Film Directed By James Gunn

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    Super is a 2010 American superhero black comedy-drama film written and directed by James Gunn, starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon and Nathan Fillion. The film premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in theaters in the United States on April 1, 2011 and on video on demand on April 13, 2011.[6] The film was released unrated[7] in U.S. theaters, and later received an R rating for its DVD/Blu-ray release. Contents  [hide]  1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production

  • Mean Girls Is A Teen Comedy Film

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    Deciding what is most important in life is often a struggle, especially during high school. Mean Girls is a teen comedy film loosely based on the self-help book titled Queen Bees and Wannabes. The main character is a high school student named Cady that just moved from Africa and has been homeschooled her whole life. The American culture and society she is introduced to is embodied by the Plastics, who are the most popular girls at North Shore High: Regina, Gretchen, and Karen. The pressure put on

  • The Hangover Is A Comedy Film Directed By Todd Phillips

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    The Hangover is a comedy film directed by Todd Phillips. In the movie four friends go to Las Vegas for their friend Doug’s (Justin Bartha) bachelor party. After a crazy night of drinking, drugs, and prostitutes the friends have lost Doug and have to find him before his wedding.The four remaining friends are waiting for their valet to get their car, when he gets back with it they realize they have stolen a cop car. In the following scene Alan(Zach Galifianakis), Phil(Bradley Cooper) and Stu(Ed Helms)

  • America's Greatest American Comedy Film: Marilyn Monroe

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    hits where she played as the “dumb gold digging blonde”, like in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and 7 Year Itch. In 1960, she was awarded the Golden Globe Best Motion Picture Actress in Comedy for the movie Some Like It Hot. That film later gained recognition as the Greatest American Comedy Film of all time by the American Film institute in 2000. Prior