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Everything posted by Lonbo

  1. I too would like to add my immense thanks and appreciation to Dr. Ament and Dr. Edwards for an outstanding experience. Having previously taken the ‘Slapstick Fall’ online course through Ball State/TCM, this too was yet another enjoyable class! The lectures, podcasts and daily doses further enhanced and personalized the course. As I’ve stated elsewhere, I would love to see this stellar team of experts come together and offer an online Bachelor’s Degree program in Film and Media Studies as Arizona State University has done. I will gleefully toss my money in Ball State’s direction!
  2. I have to admit, this is one of my favorite movies! I realize there’s a huge age difference between Fred and Leslie, but there was a sweetness and magic between the two of them.
  3. I’d brought this up on Twitter a week or so ago, but I am curious as to whether any consideration is been given by Ball State to launching an online accredited Bachelor’s Degree program (as ASU has done - see below) in Film and Media Studies. I’m sooooooo on board if this happens! https://asuonline.asu.edu/online-degree-programs/undergraduate/bachelor-arts-film-and-media-studies
  4. 1. How would you describe ZAZ's approach to film parody or film spoofs in this scene? Cite specific examples. For me... ZAZ seems to like to do a combo of the obvious... and also toss in the element of being blindsided! You KNOW the dart is going in someone's neck - but with the shoe, not so much. You're thinking that the 'knife at the toe point' is it - that THAT'S the joke - but then you have the entire Swiss Army Knife shtick that comes into play. Then you've got the 'too tall for the scene' lab worker - funny, yes! But then drop a half of a banana supposedly dangling from the si
  5. 1. In what ways does this scene from Bananas operate as both slapstick comedy and as parody? I believe from the standpoint of the music used, plus the absurdity of the situation - compounded by the calmness of the restaurant owner in taking the order in a way that it implies that 'this sort of thing happens every day - nothing out of the norm' manner. The parody would be in Allen's reaction to militia interaction - as if he were dealing with bank tellers, for example - handling a transaction with normalcy - in an abnormal situation. The rest is psychological slapstick. 2. Do you agre
  6. It took me a while to get this wonderful board to work for me so that I could chime in with a comment, but in the interim, I've really enjoyed reading everyone's observations. (also... I am totally loving this course - my first foray into the world of online education - me LIKEY a LOT!!!) So as a newbie (not to the Internet - heaven knows I wreak enough havoc on Twitter, IG and FB!!!), I guess it's time for me to weigh in... my very first comment... HERE GOES!!! 1. How would you compare Abbott and Costello's style of verbal slapstick in this clip with Groucho and Chico's style fro
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