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About Barracuda89

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    1940's American films, 1960's French films, all film noir!
  1. 1. To me, it seems that the parody style of Ferrell and McKay is most similar to that of Mel Brooks and ZAZ. Like in the scene we viewed yesterday from The Naked Gun, Anchorman is very aware that it is a parody, and isn't subtle about its parody status. Like Mel Brooks's fight scene in Blazing Saddles, some extraordinary events took place in that fight scene in which resources wouldn't have existed before the fight broke out. For instance, there were horses which seemingly appeared out of nowhere during the fight scene in Anchorman, as in Blazing Saddles in which weapons were brandished that w
  2. 1. ZAZ takes a zany fun approach to film parody as illustrated in this scene from The Naked Gun. Typically in police movies, the protagonist always looks debonair and in control, whereas, Leslie Nielsen’s character succumbs to the police airbag after misjudging the curb when he parks his car. Then, he is immediately run over by the car, only to be alerted by an elderly woman that the car is directly behind him. ZAZ makes it clear from the beginning of the scene that this is not the typical rugged, handsome, alpha-male police officer we are used to from many police films. 2. I find t
  3. 1. This scene in Young Frankenstein successfully parodies Universal Horror films of the 1930's by setting up well the scientist character and his body of work. Clearly, in Dr. Frankenstein's speech, he knows a great deal about the central nervous system, which is essential to illustrate as he becomes a Dr. seeking to reanimate a human being. Without this set-up of a scientist in his lab, you don't understand the parody, nor the homage to 1930's horror movies experienced later in the film. 2. Being the fantastic writer that he was, Wilder moves between comic subtlety and broad slapstick hu
  4. 1. From nearly the beginning of this scene, it feels like a live-action cartoon. From the glint of the tooth following an award winning smile from the protagonist to the attempted avoidance to the eventual landing of the basket on our antagonists, this scene embodies many aspects of a live action cartoon. 2. This scene acts as an homage to earlier slapstick comedies by encompassing many of the traits of slapstick comedy common in earlier slapstick comedies. For instance, the gag is physical because it involves Curtis using his body to escape death, exaggerated when the woman cannot stop ki
  5. Can anyone help me with adding a picture to my profile? I keep selecting one and saving but it does not appear.

  6. Humphrey Bogart is always on my mind.

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