FILM 2124 American Film Comedy
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as FILM 24.
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4 hours; 3 credits
Consideration of the masterworks of a number of major silent and sound film comedians and filmmakers. Lectures and class discussions consider such matters as the serious intent of comedy; the connections between comic form and content; the creation and repetition of the personae of major comedians; erotic, aggressive, and infantile dimensions of the comic sensibility.
Prerequisite: Film *1101  or permission of the chairperson.