Essay structure.docx - INTRODUCTION At the time of its release The Cable Guy received mixed reviews from critics and audiences While the film was a box

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INTRODUCTION: At the time of its release, The Cable Guy received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. While the film was a box office success, the film was misunderstood at the time of its release in 1996. The use of satire and dark humor seemed to alienate audiences that the film was portraying and seemingly criticizing. Film critics also scrutinized the combination of comedy and thriller genre conventions, calling the film “unfocused” and “uncertain of what kind of film it wants to be.” Further, this film sees a tone departure from Jim Carrey’s slapstick performances. Although it is now considered a cult classic, The Cable Guy was ahead of its time. DISCUSSION POINT #1: Satire and dark humor. Write two examples of the film’s use of satire
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Unformatted text preview: and dark humor, and how this alienated film audiences. Use sources to support your claims. DISCUSSION POINT #2: Comedy and thriller genre conventions. Write two examples of the film’s use of these genre conventions, and how film critics scrutinized this. Use sources to support your claims. DISCUSSION POINT #3: Jim Carrey’s performance. Write two examples of how his performance in this film is a departure from his previous performances. Use sources to support your claims. CONCLUSION: Restate your thesis, summarize your argument again. Maybe add some new insight regarding your argument....
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