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  1. Greetings; Here is a link to another Film Study Course. https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/literature/21l-011-the-film-experience-fall-2013/
  2. Thank you Dr. Edwards and the enlightening material and feedback from all participants. So many clowns, so little time.
  3. 1. How does the spoof style of Ferrell and McKay differ from or compare to the styles of Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, or the team of ZAZ? Be specific. For me this particular clip is the most exaggerated of the movie and approximates the style of ZAZ, as other commentators have pointed out. The homage aspects referencing West Side Story, Spartacus and Planet of the Apes for some reason makes me think of Mel Brooks. Overall Ferrell's Anchorman reminds me of Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther, with his exaggerated self confidence yet bumbling and even clueless demeanor. 2. We first saw a port
  4. Having read the many well thought responses to this question. I will try to not be a clown. My first thought is what are we making parody of? War movies? Revolutions? Castro? Peace corps? For me this is not entirely clear. Contrast this with Young Frankenstein which states in its opening credits that it is based on the characters from Mary Shelly. So while I don't contest the statement that this film is a parody i also cannot quickly identify the object of the parody. So as a fan of this movie I have come to the conclusion that the parody is of taking life too seriously. What
  5. The only thing I have to add to previous comments is the musical score. It's as over the top as the action, and reminds me particularly of Bugs Bunny.
  6. As you carefully watch the scene, what do you learn about the character of Hulot (Jacques Tati) as he walks up to his apartment?Hulot seems to be a man completely comfortable in his own skin. Therefore he can confront the absurdities of life with gentleness, love and acceptance. He protects the young girl’s dropping of the tomatoes, easily absorbs the vendor’s wrath, as his fish seems unconcerned with the dog’s barking, (The fish returns as a fountain/ statue at the modern house). Each situation and person he meets – he brings joy and comfort to the interaction. The girl, the mother, pas
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