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  1. 1. What elements (set design, costume, prop, camera placement, acting) make this gag effective as visual comedy? Set design, costumes, and props are the one that make this gag effective as visual comedy. They all come together to make a great show. 2. In what ways do you sense that Keaton's comedy differs from that of Charlie Chaplin? I think Keaton's comedy differs from Charlie Chaplin is more physical comedy with props. 3. When you watch a scene like this with Buster Keaton, what contributions do you sense he added to the history of slapstick comedy? I think he added his
  2. I enjoy both Keaton and Lloyd. I never knew of these films till now and how similar they were from each other. It's funny that they used similar props but each put their own spin on it. This gives the audience something they don't realize is familiar but yet Lloyd did it a little differently then Keaton but it still grabbed the audiences attention and was still enjoyable to watch. Makes me want to go to Coney Island or some type of carnival/fair and it made me laugh so they did their job and it worked.
  3. 1. Yes I do agree with Canby that in today's visual comedies something is missing compared to silent classics. Classic are the classics and to each their own. Today's comedies are focused on more verbal then physical. I think if you combine these two elements of comedy; you will have a masterpiece. 2. This gag uses a dog as a character and a prop. Everyone knows that everyone loves dogs. So having an animal in this will extract interest and give a little more comedy to the film especially when he eats the sausage. So cute! Set design looks like its outside in the streets of an old town p
  4. I love the fact that Buster Keaton did his own stunts. That's huge in the movie business now and if actors can do their own stunts that's twice as great for movie directors. I would love to do my own stunts. I love the physical part of slapstick comedy. It just adds so much more to these gags. Buster Keaton also seems like he is smart with math and science. He definitely had to calculate all that placement and steps for his gags to happen correctly. That or it was all random luck!
  5. 1. Yes I agree with Agee and Youngson's statements about silent films from 1912-1930 being constituted as "comedy's greatest era" or "golden age". I believe this because the original characters and the original films were the first actors/actresses and first films to be scene. Anyone that tries to do a remake has to live up to the people before them. That is why you hear people say the classic was better or the book was better before the movie and so on. It has to be hard making remakes of films before because your not going to get that same atmosphere and feeling as the first. Its all new and
  6. That was great. I love and adore Charlie Chaplin. I also felt like I was watching sports news but I like the feel of it. Something different and it got my attention more. Analysing these movie scenes with Charlie Chaplin really helps me understand and get into more depth with all of the actions of what slapstick consist of. I am a visual learner by far. So going over video clips is going to help me the most through this course. What other way could be better. I am looking forward to watching more and see what I learn and get out of it.
  7. First off I would like to say thank you for using a picture of Gene Wilder in the lesson when we all have just heard of his passing. He will be greatly missed. Second to answer these questions. Do you agree or disagree with these definitions?​​​​​I agree with these definitions. I am glad to have more of a clear understanding of what is slapstick and what makes up slapstick comedy. Do you have an alternate definition you would like to propose?​I do not have any alternative definitions. I am content and understanding of these definitions. Do you believe slapstick comedy has to incl
  8. I love how its always the simple things that make people laugh the most. Those are the ones that are golden. It can be from a facial expression to a hose being sprayed into your face. Its just brilliant and pure genius. I think everyone who was involved in this film probably thought no one is going to laugh at this but yet they still gave it a shot and it worked.
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