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About drmichaelbowman

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  1. 1. In what ways does this scene from Bananas operate as both slapstick comedy and as parody? To begin with, the humor of the scene is predicated by Allen’s dialogue. Ordering an inordinate amount of food for a rebel army from a restaurant is absurd. With this in mind, Bananas operates as a parody by lampooning war and armed rebellion. The visual of restaurant workers bringing in wheel barrows of cole slaw and thousands of sack lunches prepared for the rebels makes the scene work as a slapstick. 2. Do you agree or disagree with Mast in his view that Bananas more closely captures S
  2. Describe specifically how this scene looks and feels like a "live action" cartoon. Jack Lemmon’s character looks like Snidely Whiplash and Tony Curtis’s personae could be Dudley Do-Right. Also, the huge arrow that shoots a hole in the balloon looks very cartoonish. In what ways does this scene function as an "homage" to earlier slapstick comedies? The scene is very visual. I watched the scene with the sound turned down and knew exactly what was happening because of the visuals. How does Blake Edwards depict The Great Leslie (Curtis) as the "definitive hero" and Professor Fate
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