Unformatted text preview: o Clip: an early Keystone comedy ° The Keystone company (which Chaplin worked for first) created the first comedy films ° These sorts of films built into a sort of comic frenzy – chaos, cheap jokes; they didn’t really have a coherent story ° Unlike these films, Chaplin was the first to introduce character and personality to comedy films ° Chaplin’s films were slower, but also funnier ° Keaton’s jokes, on the other hand, have the aura of randomness and chaos, but they are actually highly complex, planned-out jokes • The universe doesn’t notice or care about us – we are insignificant specks • Similarly, there are the opposite jokes, when a character narrowly avoids catastrophe and doesn’t notice...
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- Fall '10
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