A Cinematic History of Comedy
Highlighting the evolution of cinematic comedy, from its music hall and vaudeville roots via the earliest comic sketches (Lumi re's L'arroseur arros (1895)) to the visual comedy of the silent slapstick greats, the wisecrack comedians, and the later more narrative based comedies.
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actor Alec Guinness Annie Hall antics Bellboy black comedy bomb British Bunuel Buster Keaton Capra Capra's comedies Carry on Cleo Chaplin's Little Tramp Charlie Chaplin CITE DES ENFANTS Coen brothers comedy satirizes comic D'Ascoyne family dark comedy Delicatessen delighted audiences depicts dialogue digital sound Directed by Spike director dreams Dumb and Dumber Ealing Comedies ENFANTS PERDUS 1995 famous fantasy worlds Farrelly brothers film noir focused follows funny genre Happened One Night Harold and Maude havoc-wreaking high society Hollywood humor Innocent dreamers Jerry Lewis Jim Carrey John Malkovich JOHN MALKOVICH 1999 Mae West Marx Brothers masterpiece mockumentary Modern MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN murder one-liners Oscar winning Peter Sellers physical comedy Pink Panther plays Poking fun Priscilla quirky romantic comedy screwball comedy silent film slapstick comedy slapstick gags Spike Jonze Spinal Tap 1984 spoof star Jim Carrey surrealism theaters Throw Momma vaudeville Vitaphone W.C. Fields wacky Wedding woman women Written and directed