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Young Frankenstein is an example of?
Three Basic Elements of a Joke?
Rules of Comedy?
- Never make fun of the weak and helpless
- Sex is always funny NEVER erotic
- No one ever gets seriously hurt
Comedy Thrives on?
- Entrances and exits
- Left to right camera movement
- tag line
- the chase
- running gags
Young Frankenstein EX: Blind monk with a mute monster
Entrances and exits?
Seinfeld EX: Someone is always coming and going in/out of Jerry�s apartment
Try to get at least 3 jokes out of the set-up and bridge?
- Each should be increasingly funny
- Physical element is important
- Tag lines are used at the end of a scene to enhance the humor
Types of Comedy?
- Character or Situation: there should either be a funny character or a funny situation to make a film funny
- It�s great to have both
- Main test of comedy: Is it funny or not
- Something usually isn�t funny if it violates one of the three rules of comedy
Treating Adults as Children?
- Another main form of comedy
- In-class EX: Blues Brothers
- The Chase?
- An Element of Traditional Comedy
- The clip used from Raising Arizona illustrates the rule of comedy that no one ever gets seriously hurt
- Something humorous used continually throughout a film
- In-class EX: Splash
- John Candy drops coins in order to look up women�s skirts
- Comedy uses a long shot in order to give the audience a good view of the surroundings (in general)
- Dramatic films thrives on close-ups
Example of a Funny Character and Situation?
- Clip from Night on Earth illustrates a funny character and situation
- Taxi driver confesses to a priest that he had sexual relationships with multiple pumpkins and a sheep. As a result, he can no longer eat meat or vegetables.
Young Frankenstein Inciting Incident and type?
- stealing the body from the graveyard
Young Frankenstein 1st major plot point?
giving the body life
Young Frankenstein 2nd major plot point?
transferring personalities from the scientist to the monster
Young Frankenstein theme?
true love will overcome
what does the monologue do?
pushes the envelope of comedy
Annie Hall is an example of?
Annie Hall inciting incident and type?
Annie Hall 1st major plot point?
alvy and annie go out and hit it off
Annie Hall 2nd major plot point?
alvy breaks up with annie
Woody Allen uses ____ in his filmmaking and example?
- scene where annie and alvy are talking on the balcony
Annie Hall set-up?
dwayne is crazy
Annie Hall bridge?
its suggested that dwayne drives annie and alvy to the airport
Annie Hall pay off?
dwayne driving them to the airport
In ____ comedy, ___, ___, and ___ are usually in the same scene?
- set up
- pay off
What violates the rules of comedy and deals with serious topics?
Man Unkind is an example of?
Man Unkind inciting incident?
car goes into parking garage
Man Unkind 1st major plot point?
guy runs over the dog
Man Unkind conflict?
guy mourns and asks for a miracle
Man Unkind 2nd major plot point?
he leaves the dramatic arena
Man Unkind twist?
dog comes back to life and is killed again
Most comedy before ___ was traditional and politically correct?
There's something about Mary Inciting incident and type?
ted supposed to go to prom with mary, action
There's something about Mary 1st major plot point?
mary moves away
There's something about Mary conflict?
ted searches for mary
There's something about Mary 2nd major plot point?
mary decides she loves ted
There's something about Mary ending?
- they end up together
- happily ever after
Farrelly brothers often use ___ as contrasts in their films and example?
- cultural preconceptions
- mary lives in a white suburban neighborhood
- her stepfather is black
- he answers the door and ted gets confused
Does There's something about Mary violate any rules of comedy?
NO, marys brother beats up ted
There's something about Mary genre?
There's something about Mary theme?
true love will overcome
Psychiatrist joke(set up, bridge, pay off)?
- setup: rest areas are hangouts for closet homosexuals soliciting sex
- bridge: ted picks up hitchhiker
- pay-off: ted gets caught in homosexual orgy
Interrogation bag joke(set up, bridge, pay off)?
- set up: ted gets arrested
- bridge: he gets questioned for murder but he thinks its for picking up the hitchiker
- pay off: detective beats up ted
Dramtic Irony in There's something about Mary?
detectives have information that ted doesn't(dead body)
Suspense in There's something about Mary?
- they're talking about two different things
- ted thinks he's confessing to picking up a hitchiker and the cops think he is ocnfessing to murder
Mystery in There's something about Mary?
detective beats up ted
Who directed passion of martin?
Passion of Martin is an example of?
Passion of Martin 1st major plot point?
- they hook up
- martin falls in love and wants a sommitted relationship
Passion of Martin 2nd major plot point?
martin rolls the boulder down the hill
Passion of Martin conflict?
she doesn't want a committed relationship
Passion of Martin inciting incident and type?
- martin meets a girl at the wedding
Passion of Martin theme?
true love will overcome on martin's side of the relaitonship
Passion of Martin genre?
romantic black comedy
takes morbid events and makes the humorous
Why flashbacks in Passion of Martin?
allows the audience to roam into marin's childhood
Why voiceovers in Passion of Martin?
martin seems too sensitive and the voiceovers help to show that he's not just being creepy and stalking the girl
Generic Left wing?
- boring content
- the world is in perfect harmony
- uses peaceful analysis to solve problems
- EX: kramer vs kramer
Generic Right wing?
- the world in chaos
- violence used to solve problems
- ex: fatal attraction
Horror films are ALWAYS ____ wing?
Three Types of films?
- Filmes that entertain: purpose to make money: jackass, hangover
- Films that Enlighten: schindler's list:ex kramer vs kramer
- Films that do both: usually oscar winning: ex king's speech
Last Kiss inciting incident and type?
- when michael has sexual relations with kim
Last Kiss 1st major plot point?
michael's girlfriend finds out
Last Kiss conflict?
girlfriend kicks hiim out
Last Kiss 2nd major plot point?
girlfriend lets him back in the house
Last Kiss theme?
true love will overcome
Who directed Annie Hall?
Annie Hall theme?
- That's life
- alvy and his girlfriend don't end up together
What does Annie Hall begin with?
Who directed young frankenstein?
What is Annie Hall's intended audience?
Example of Contemporary Comedy?
There's somthing about Mary