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FILM 225 short essay assignment #2 Due: Nov. 2
“Rather than taking events and shaping them into coherent order, slapstick events treat the world as if it were capricious, unpredictable, and suddenly explosive. To think of a gag as an irreconcilable difference is to emphasize its compatibility with our understanding of how the world normally works. Slapstick, then, opens up the possibility of the world becoming inhospitable and strange to us.” – Andrew Stott, “Slapstick,” from Comedy.
Drawing from contemporary slapstick, argue for the relevance of this observation. Examples of well-known contemporary comedians whose routines lean consistently toward slapstick are: Jackie Chan, Jim Carrey, Rohan Atkinson (Mr. Bean), Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Nielson, Sacha Baren Cohen, Peter Sellars. Choose your own example. You must provide an easily accessed link to the sequence – e.g. YouTube, as well as a time stamp. The chosen example cannot be personal or obscure; it cannot be offensive, and it cannot exceed 2.5 minutes.
In his article “Raising Arizona as an American Comedy,” Richard Gilmore cites the term “polysemous” to refer to situations which promote multiple interpretations or meanings. Due to the prevalence of incongruity in comedy and humour, it isn’t surprising to know that polysemousness is common in comedy. (e.g. In Playtime, Mr. Hulot might be seen as a rather unfashionable gentleman simply unable to keep up with modern civilisation, or as someone gallantly protecting traditional customs against the cold rationalism of modernity; or, the glass so prevalent in the first half of the film suggests transparency and access, but also separation and obstacle.)
Describe a scene from either The Phantom of Liberty, The Meaning of Life, Raising Arizona, or The General which is polysemous, and briefly describe the diverging interpretations. Provide a time stamp to identify the scene. As you will be providing a time stamp, it will not be necessary to devote too much space to description.
Three films viewed in class have unconventional narrative structures.
Playtime does not have much of a storyline, and is more of a series of overlapping incidents; Similarly, The Phantom of Liberty and The Meaning of Life are series of largely unrelated incidents linked by a shared theme. Describe, using specific examples, how unconventional narrative forms might contribute to the film’s humour. Provide a time stamp.
Explain the humour of the two SNL skits shown in class – Wells For Boys and Step Children – organizing your thoughts around the representation of children.
5. Liberty and Freedom.
The Phantom of Liberty links a desire to not be free, (that is, a preference for the authority of Church and State; “down with freedom!”) with the representation of absurdist forms comedy in the film. There is a link with the process of questioning, or altering or simply ignoring social and institutional conventions, as we saw in the “Infant Humour: the Theory of the Absurd and the Empowerment Theory” article.
Explain, and provide a time stamp if using specific examples.
6. Stand up.
Write a script for a stand-up routine. This should have 2 parts.
- Provide a brief description of the persona of the comedian, as well as the general make-up of the audience. (approximately 150 words)
- Write the stand-up script as typically it would be spoken. Academic language clearly not required. Do not include a description of any onstage actions of the comedian; text only. While strategically offensive material is common in stand-up, your text will avoid all unkind references to people, particularly regarding identity. Mild satire is acceptable. (1200-1500 words).
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