Genre Exploration Task I am going to be doing the Comedy Genre.
Comedy• The genre comedy, was first rooted around the 1920s. It had emerged through silent films as they were ideal in the 19th Century. Slapstick was one of the forms of comedy, that was based on purposely clumsy actions and humorously embarrassing events that take place. Classical films such as “The Great Dictator” and “Twenty Minutes Of Love” represent the classical genre.
Purpose• The purpose of a comedy genre is too amuse people.• General conventions of the comedy genre are things such as: accident prone, socially awkward, funny ones and sarcastic ones.• The usual plan of the movie is that within the social group, the funny or top person wants to break old habits and try something new, which usually builds up to something leading to trouble• If there was a scene where there was drama and tension, its usually the top/funny person to the ease the tension.
Different Types of Comical Characters• Smart/Geeky – Will (Inbetweeners Movie)• Idiotic – The Hilton Sisters (White Chicks)• Socially Awkward – Tai (Clueless)• Accident Prone – Simon (Inbetweeners Movie)• Funny ones – Seth (Superbad)
Sub-Genres of Comedy• A sub-genre is a combination of two genres creating a sub- genre. E.G. Comedy and Horror.• Examples of sub-genres in Comedy are things such as:• Comedy Horror – Purpose of Comedy Horror is too scare you but keep you amused at the same time. – E.g. of films – Fright Night – Snakes on a Plane• Comedy Action – Purpose of Comedy Action is to make scenes light hearted and would rarely involve serious injuries and death – Films such as – Hot Fuzz• Comedy Drama – Purpose of Comedy Drama is too make scenes more comical at serious moments – Films such as – The Breakfast Club