Q 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 in1. 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? The point has been made that early comedy was as only as good as the comic's ability to keep it unique and fresh, without replicating what other slapstick comics had already done. When considering the s
Some of the best slapstick comedy situations I have seen are the ones filled with irony, taken from everyday situations, like the one just described. But of course, in a movie, if the comedy is to work effectively, it must appear unprepared, spontaneous, with unexpected circumstances. One such example is in the movie "The Ref"(1994), where Lloyd and Caroline (a dysfunctional couple played by Kevin Spacey and Judy Davis), whose belligerent behavior upstages Gus the burglar's plans (played by Denis Leary). The comedy worked well throughout the movie because no one knew what was coming next.