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Everything posted by gtunison

  1. 1. How well do the slapstick elements of this clip match up with the five conditions of slapstick proposed in Module 1 (exaggerated, physical, repetitive/ritualistic, make believe, painful/violent)? The elements are all there. His acting is exaggerated in trying to hide his garlic breath from his date. It is there when he tries to mask the garlic. No matter where he aligns his mouth, the perfume machine squirts him in the face. He is physical in his attempt to get perfumed. Not having seen a Chase film before i am not sure what is repetitive about him. But the fact that everything he needs
  2. 1. In what ways does Lloyd use the settings, amusements, and attractions of Coney Island in pursuit of creating original slapstick gags? Be specific. While Coney Island is a source of gags and amusements and Lloyd uses them with ease. Unaware of the crab in his pocket, it gets him slapped and on a wild spinning ride. The crab continues to pinch until Lloyd thinking he is the big winner and goes flying off the ride only leaving the crab on the ride. Even Lloyd gets a good laugh. 2. Do you agree or disagree with Schickel's assessment of Lloyd as more "real" or "freer" of "exaggeration and s
  3. Chaplin is minding his own business when opportunity presents itself in the form of a hot dog. Why yes I think I will have one then the policeman sees him and he tries to outwit the cop only to have another one show up to which he reacts as if he is innocent. We root for him because he is the common man as we all are.
  4. 1. What elements (set design, costume, prop, camera placement, acting) make this gag effective as visual comedy? He has a big fellow single handed deliver the piano and he plans on bring it in the house with ropes and pulleys thru a giant hole he has cut in the side of the house. Why not just have the piano delivered inside the house? Because there is nothing funny about that. 2. In what ways do you sense that Keaton's comedy differs from that of Charlie Chaplin? Chaplin is always trying to outwit someone, usually a policeman or a wife in Tille's punctured Romance. Keaton on the other
  5. 1. Similar to Agee and Youngson's perspective in Daily Dose #1, Canby makes a claim at the end of his analysis that there is something missing into today's visual comedies when compared to the silent classics. Do you agree or disagree with Canby? So much of todays comedies lack the set up to the gag. They lack the exaggeration and make believe the classics have. I agree with Canby. Today's film makers could learn a few things from watching the classics. 2. Beyond the placement of the camera in middle distance, what other elements (set design, costume, props, acting, etc) makes this gag
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