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FILM 3325 The Comic Film (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Laughter is a universal phenomenon seen widely in films from the birth of cinema in Lumiere Brothers pranks on screen in 1895 to the current spoofs and mockumentaries. This class will trace the evolution of comedy in film from the early silent films (Chaplin), through intellectual comedy (Woody Allen), to the most recent comedies on screen today. The survey will analyze the psychological and sociological essence of comedy in its various forms from slapstick and situational comedy to word-plays and clever one-liners.

Instructor(s): John Michalczyk

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17