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  Romantic comedy film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Romantic comedy films are a sub-genre of comedy films as well as of romance films.
The film may be a rumination on the impossibility of love, as in Annie Hall, considered by many the apogee of the genre.
Romantic comedy films are sometimes derogatorily described as "chick flicks."
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Romantic_comedy_film   (226 words)

 Comedy film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A comedy film is a film laced with humor or that may seek to provoke laughter from the audience.
A comedy of manners film satirizes the manners and affectations of a social class, often represented by stock characters.
During the 1930s the silent film comedy was replaced by dialogue from film comedians such as the W.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Comedy_film   (2597 words)

 Comedy Films
Comedy was ideal for the early silent films, as it was dependent on visual action and physical humor rather than sound.
Comedy was transformed, however, and began to be refined as an art form, with new themes, elements, and written characterizations, and comedic humor was now being derived from clever dialogue.
Their comedy was a mixture of slapstick, sophisticated verbal comedy (often absurd and risque), zany anarchistic disrespect for the establishment, nonsensical action, and inspired buffoonery.
www.filmsite.org /comedyfilms2.html   (2246 words)

 Comedy Films
Comedies usually come in two general formats: comedian-led (with well-timed gags, jokes, or sketches) and situation-comedies that are told within a narrative.
It was typical of the films of Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, W. Fields, The Three Stooges, the stunts of Harold Lloyd in Safety Last (1923), and Mack Sennett's silent era shorts (for example, the Keystone Kops).
Screwball comedies, a sub-genre of romantic comedy films, was predominant from the mid-1930s to the mid-1940s.
www.filmsite.org /comedyfilms.html   (1525 words)

 I International Comedy Film Festival. Rulers/Registration.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Madrid-Mostoles International Comedy Film Festival, by means of its contest, aims to the dissemination of film culture by the comedy genre.
The entry form must be sent with a copy of the film synopsis, a minimum of 3 photographs and informative material about the film, specifying the format of the copy, as well as the director's biography and filmography.
The registering of a film in the contest means the acceptance of the present rules.
www.noticine.com /madridcomedy/html/baseseng.htm   (634 words)

 PROFILE: Robert Arner Takes a Serious Look at Comedy Films
He manages to narrow it down to 15 plus several short films, ranging from 1902 to 1986, for his syllabus for an evening course on Classic Film Comedy, offered this winter through the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of English at UC.
These films appealed to a working class and immigrant audience, but were often viewed with alarm by those who wanted to protect the American status quo.
Comedy films, seeking to satisfy such criticism, gradually began to emphasize plot and character over slapstick action, Arner says.
www.uc.edu /profiles/profile.asp?id=265   (830 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Sex comedy film grant criticised
Film bosses have been criticised for handing nearly £1m of lottery cash to a controversial comedy.
The film, which stars comedian Johnny Vegas, was made by a West Midlands-based production company with the help of a £900,000 award.
The UK Film Council was set up on 1 April 2000 and distributes almost all public money for the UK film industry, including lottery cash.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/3509931.stm   (426 words)

 Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival
Films about karaoke geek love, being caught short in the wrong toilets, the 3rd world and the cappuccino classes, tourism and a good view on Easter Island, Pet transport and what would you do for a promotion, and much, much more.
Films about euthanasia and getting it right, how to become a great lover, a thief and the bizarre twists life throws up, Air guitar-ing, the prize and coming 3rd, breast-feeding and fathers, and much, much more.
OTF is a comedy film festival that tours all over this great Nation of ours.....
www.overthefence.com.au   (471 words)

 The World of Comedy Film Festival
The World of Comedy Film Festival brings you a feast of comedy films from around the world showcasing the best films of this genre from both Canadian and International filmmakers as well as your favorite comedy classics.
Comedy films are as diverse as we are.
This workshop is a rare chance those with strong improv experience to explore, develop and hone their improvisation skills with Gemini Award winning Actor and celebrated Second City alumnus, PATRICK McKENNA.
www.worldcomedyfilmfest.com   (134 words)

 Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World, Albert Brooks, Sheetal Seth -- Beliefnet.com
Albert Brooks discusses why he made the film and what he learned from it.
You can if you're Albert Brooks and your movie is "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World." But even after successfully dodging bullets from studio execs skittish about the title, Brooks cannot escape the shackles of a movie that tries hard but quickly loses steam.
If you're "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World," as Brooks purports to do, then you'd expect that the focus of the movie would be on what Muslims find funny, or on Muslim comedians, or on--get this--what's funny in the Muslim world.
www.beliefnet.com /story/183/story_18356_1.html   (485 words)

 CULT FILM SITE: Comedy Films
Hal Roach comedy about a group of frat boys who dress up one of their own and enter him in a beauty contest.
In the 16th Century, Wheeler and Woolsey are mistaken for a pair of royal physicians and expected to aid an ailing monarch.
Comedy duo Olsen and Johnson star as a couple of loveable con men peddling phony oil stock to various innocents.
sepnet.com /rcramer/comedy.htm   (7885 words)

 Writing the Comedy Film
However, if you are really serious about writing a comedy screenplay that will make a reader laugh out loud on the first page, then Writing the Comedy Film is a good place, if not the place, to start.
Writing the Comedy Film will give film fans and screenwriters a rare peak under the hood at the critical elements that make a strong comedy feature film.
Even though the book is about writing comedy, it has plenty of information that is relevant to other genres, be they drama or horror.
www.mwp.com /books/writing/comedy.php4   (1152 words)

 BBC - Film Network - comedy
Some of the content on Film Network is generated by members of the public.
If you consider this content to be in breach of the house rules please alert our moderators.
Film Network is a showcase and community for up-and-coming UK filmmakers
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/filmnetwork/comedy   (90 words)

 Slapstick Comedy in the 1920s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Slapstick, one of the earliest forms of comedy, poked fun at farcical situations of physical mishap and indignity, usually in pratfalls, practical jokes, accidents, acrobatic death-defying stunts, water soakings, or wild chase scenes with trains and cars.
Mood is all in the matter of timing for slap stick comedy.
Every slapstick comedy actor knows how to portray their characters personality in the films.
slapstick.lbox.org   (155 words)

 In Search of Shakespeare . Shakespearean Comedy on Film | PBS
Directors and actors with styles as diverse as Kenneth Branagh, Baz Luhrmann and Mel Gibson strove to popularize Hamlet on the big screen, and students became used to seeing adaptations of Shakespeare arrive at their local Cineplex.
Viewing clips of the same Shakespeare scene in different film versions offers students the opportunity to engage in close critical analysis and to compare interpretations and visual styles.
This should get you and your students back to the definition of comedy and the release of tension that may seem necessary after scenes that develop the main conflict.
www.pbs.org /shakespeare/educators/film/lessonplan2.html   (1527 words)

 Amazon.com: Writing the Comedy Film : Make 'Em Laugh: Books: Stuart Voytilla   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
They tell you what comedy is, how it works, the rules of writing comedy, and how to write every single type of comedy out there.
I was especially grateful for the detailed and clear discussion of the differences between writing the teen comedy, the romantic comedy, the fish-out-of-water comedy script, the fl comedy, and so on.
Also valuable are the descriptions of well-known screenwriters' varied styles of writing comedy, along with excerpts from their screenplays to illustrate those differences.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0941188418?v=glance   (863 words)

 Comedia Festival - Best comedy film Festival
In the feature films section, the programmer's choice for the COMEDIA Award is Patriot Act, a film by Jeffrey Ross (USA, 2005) documentary presented as a Canadian Premiere during the Festival.
The film features over 100 of the best comedians in the business from Robin Williams and Jon Stewart to George Carlin and Whoopi Goldberg telling their own versions of this private joke that comedians tell each other when no one else is around.
Premiering a combination of short films and live acts, they'll be telling it "how it is" through the lenses of the Kidnapper Films Comedy Troupe.
www.hahaha.com /en/2005/festival/comedia/comedia.html   (897 words)

 Welcome To Twitch. Spreading the News On Strange Little Films From Around the World.
Just to re-iterate, the Cannes-bound film tells the story of a missionary priest who learns that his sister was a porn star afer she dies.
Not to say this is a bad film (right away, anyway) Dear Pyongyang is the sometimes touching, often glacially slow, story of a woman’s relationship with her father.
This is no budget film making, but what the group lacks in funds they largely make up for with enthusiasm, a sense of humor, some pretty serious skills, and a willingness to sacrifice the body.
www.twitchfilm.net   (7752 words)

 Reyes of Comedy Night   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Film credits include several independent projects and she participated in the Latin Producers Academy of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP).
Jeff’s featured film credits include Nickelodeon’s Oscar Nominated “Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius” as the voice of Sheen, Warner Brother’s soon to be released animated film “Happy Feet” as the voice of Renaldo and “Cursed Part 3”.
Joey Medina is one of the few comedians that can bridge together urban with mainstream comedy to make his style a hit throughout the country.
www.chci.org /events/2005HHM/rcn_talent.htm   (1274 words)

 Reel.com: Top 25
Expect to enjoy doses of scathing satire, fl comedy, spoofy kicks, cheap thrills, slapstick antics, dunderhead silliness, hilarious angst, madcap misunderstandings, drunken wildness, Brit wit, and more seething from the mouths of everyone from cross-dressing soap opera stars to pregnant police sheriffs to way-out teens.
Reel Snapshot: Nonstop, gag-laced comedy classic is considered by many critics to be the Marx Brothers' finest film.
With scathing humor, timeless performances that remain razor-sharp, this is considered one of the greatest fl comedies of all time.
www.reel.com /reel.asp?node=categories/comedy/25best   (569 words)

 Essay or Coursework : Brief for Comedy Films Coursework
Brief for Comedy Films Coursework Brief for Comedy Films Coursework I am going to change the film ‘Way out West’ by ‘Oliver Hardy’ and ‘Stan Laurel’.
I am going to modernize the film so that it would be like a film which would be created at present time.
I will have to follow the key concepts of comedy films and the story line of the film will be kept the same.
www.coursework.info /i/75571.html   (338 words)

 www.NewOrleansComedyFestival.com - United We Laugh!
We regret to inform everyone that the Big Easy Comedy Festival will have to be postponed yet again due to fallouts with sponsorship.
The 2004 NOCF is doing comedy showcase shows all across the southern United States.
Comedy wouldn't be comedy if we didn't have people laughing at us!
www.neworleanscomedy.com   (368 words)

 Amazon.com: Class, Language, and American Film Comedy: Books: Christopher Beach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This book examines the evolution of American film comedy through the lens of language and the portrayal of social class.
Analyzing the use of language in the films of the Marx Brothers, Frank Capra, Woody Allen and the Coen brothers, among others, Class, Language, and American Film Comedy traces the history of Hollywood from the 1930s to the present, while offering a new approach to the study of class and social relationships through linguistic analysis.
Although Hollywood films of the Depression era would never take the vanguard of social critique, they exerted a powerful influence on the way Americans perceived their place within an increasingly divided society.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0521002095?v=glance   (824 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | French comedy film offends Hindus
A French comedy film showing the Hindu god Lord Shiva being torn up has drawn criticism from a UK Hindu group.
The film's distributor, Warner Brothers, was not available to comment.
Les Bronzes is a series of French films similar to the UK Carry On movies.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/4735198.stm   (305 words)

 Comedy movie madness: Use our brackets - MOVIE OPINIONS - MSNBC.com
But for movie fans, when it comes to arguing about what the best comedies are, there’s always a little madness involved.
This year, we decided it was time for movie fans to get in on some of that bracket action, so we picked 64 of our favorite movies, categorized them, ranked them and argued about them for weeks.
At the end of March, we’ll present which film MSNBC readers think won the Comedy Bracket.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/7053845   (719 words)

 New York Metro: New York Comedy Film Festival 2001 Schedule
Films will include Who's the Caboose, starring Andy Dick; and Above Freezing, about a man's attempt to please his girlfriend by joining her for dinner at her mother's.
In any case the creators of that show, who have also gone on to write for longer-lived shows such as Comedy Central's Daily Show and NBC's Ed, are premiering their short film series Stella, which has been turned into a pilot for VH1.
8:00: And She Was is a Brooklyn-set comedy written and directed by Frank Rainone (A Brooklyn State of Mind) starring comedian Mario Cantone.
www.newyorkmetro.com /promo/filmfest_comedy.htm   (633 words)

 The Original Latin Kings of Comedy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
During this short period, CheckMate Entertainment has co-produced a comedy film with Paramount Studios entitled, "The Original Latin Kings of Comedy," and recently they have partnered with talents such as Mario Lopez, who bring their expertise to the table for future film and television projects.
Scott began his film and television producing career in 1995 co-producing with Paul Rodriguez, "Live in San Quentin" a one hour comedy special for HBO, next was "Latin Nights," a one hour variety show for ABC.
Breaking into the comedy scene in Midwest clubs, Alex honed a twisted, non-sequester style that is fast paced and fun to watch, all of which is delivered with a disarming charm that makes the men want to be his friend and the women to be more than friendly.
www.hype-publicity.com /latinkingsofcomedy.htm   (2757 words)

 south by southwest festivals + conferences
With nearly 200 films and dozens of daytime panels, the hardest part is fitting it all in.
The uplifting film was quite a crowd-pleaser at SXSW 2005, and the subject, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, paid his first ever visit to Texas; traveling all the way from West Africa to participate in the SXSW screenings.
The film, funded in part by two AFS Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund grants, and co-produced by The 7th Floor and Michael Stipe's C-Hundred Film Corp., had its American premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
2005.sxsw.com /film   (2047 words)

 Wits' End Productions
This is the festival that focuses on the outstanding talents of Chicago’s comedy and filmmaking community.
Thirty-seven short comedy films will be screened during the evening, with shows at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
His acclaimed Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River, filmed on a variety of boats on the river, features interviews with a wide variety of established and independent Chicago filmmakers, offering insights into their creative processes, and what Chicago means to them, personally and professionally.
www.witsendshorts.com /festival.html   (680 words)

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