Saddleback College Knocked Up Romantic Comedy Analytical Review.
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After watching “It Happened One Night” please watch another, relatively modern romantic comedy (e.g. “When Harry Met Sally…”) and compare/contrast how this genre has remained the same/changed in the past 75 years.
Two – three pages (roughly), double spaced, your report should examine these basic tenets of the romantic comedy as well as the basic structure of these films:
• Aggravation is not the opposite of love but actually quite closely related, and perhaps a necessary precursor, to love.
• Females are usually at least on par if not actually stronger-willed than the males. The head-to-head battles are the key humor element of a screwball comedy.
• Because of the strong female roles, screwball comedy roles are usually highly sought after by star leading actresses.
• Reverse class snobbery, to be poor is somehow to be more noble. What’s more, to be rich is to be castigated, passions befitting theater patrons, during the Great Depression.
• A very skillful blend of sophistication and slapstick. Although screwball characters move in an elegant world, where even a simple bathroom appears to be the center of their universe, they may still whack one another over the head, but while The Three Stooges use sledgehammers, screwball characters use silver chafing dishes, and the like—weapons of the upper class.
• A well written script, laced with barbed dialog. An overlapping style of delivery, with lines tossed off in rapid fire.
• An emphases on elegant clothes, cars, and furniture.
• The use of exotic locals, even a dump site as in “My Man Godfrey”.
• The hero or the heroine living by his or her wits alone, though this is often balanced by a reliable gainfully employed love interest.
• Last and probably most important, supporting casts of first-rate character actors playing eccentric types as well as a stable of familiar faces in leading roles
• Romantic comedy films are movies with light-hearted, humorous dramatic stories, centered around romantic ideals such as a “true love” able to surmount most obstacles or the “perfect couple”.
• The basic plot of a romantic comedy is that two people, usually a man and a woman, meet and then part ways due to an argument or other contrived obstacles.
• Initially, these two people do not become romantically involved, because they believe that they do not like each other, because one of them already has a partner, or social pressures.