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AMST0242

Film Comedy

Film Comedy
A survey of American film comedy from the silent era to contemporary productions. The course will focus on various approaches such as clown comedy, romantic comedy, and satirical comedy. In addition, the course will explore screen comedy in the context of various theories of comedy, including the narrative design, the social dynamics, and the psychological understanding of humor. The filmmakers will include: Chaplin, Keaton, Lubitsch, Wilder, Woody Allen, among others. Screenings, readings and written assignments. 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. screen.
Subject:
American Studies
Department:
Program in American Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
NOR
Equivalent Courses:
FMMC0242 *

Sections

Spring 2014

AMST0242A-S14 Lecture (Grindon)

Spring 2009

AMST0242A-S09 Lecture (Grindon)

Spring 2008

AMST0242A-S08 Lecture (Grindon)