Physical Comedy on Film Term Paper by CalDR

Physical Comedy on Film
An interpretation of physical comedy in the movies of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
# 30170 | 2,650 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Aug 27, 2003 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This paper examines how physical comedy does not stop at slapstick and considers how the movies of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers could also be defined as physical comedy. Through a review of several of their movies with an emphasis on "Top Hat", it demonstrates how all of their movies, made in the mid-1930s, shortly after sound had been added to films in the previous decade have elements of hilarity which can be attributed to physical comedy.

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