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Unformatted text preview: humor in such a contrasting setting, a setting of death and terror. What I didn’t appreciate while watching this movie however was the underlying references and influences in the movie that evoked a different type of comedy in the movie. I didn’t realize many of the jokes until after when I looked up the movie on the internet some of the references. For example, when Boris is writing poems and he writes a line actually written by T.S. Elliot, then he throws it away thinking it is too mushy. There are several references throughout the movie to history and people in history that I did not understand while watching the movie and still don’t entirely understand, but I think this type of underlying comedy is why Love and Death gets a 100% rating from “Rotten Tomatoes” every single year....
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course WC 1 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at UCLA.
- Fall '10