Slapstick film

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Slapstick films are comedy films where physical comedy that includes pratfalls, tripping, falling, practical jokes, mistakes, are highlighted over dialogue, plot and character development. The physical comedy in these films contains a cartoonish style of violence that is predominantly harmless and goofy in tone. Silent film had slapstick comedies that included the films starring Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, the Keystone Cops and Harold Lloyd. These comedians often laced their slapstick with social commentary while comedians such as Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy and The Three Stooges did not contain these social messages.

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Anarchic comedy film. Visual gag. Complete 1895 film on YouTube. Complete 1896 film on YouTube. The Lumiere Institute, Lyon, France.

Crime film

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A hybrid and mix of crime and comedy films. Mafia comedy looks at organized crime from a comical standpoint. Humor comes from the incompetence of the criminals and/or black comedy. Examples include Analyze This, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, In Bruges, Mafia!, Tower Heist and Pain & Gain. A combination of crime and drama films. Examples include such films as Straight Time and Badlands and serials, such as The Sopranos. A thriller in which the central characters are involved in crime, either in its investigation, as the perpetrator or, less commonly, a victim (generally, this is just a thriller).


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The critical consensus reads, "Tootsie doesn't squander its high-concept comedy premise with fine dialogue and sympathetic treatment of the characters". The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards; Jessica Lange was the only winner, for Best Supporting Actress. The other nominations were: Golden Globe Awards In 2011, ABC aired a primetime special, Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time, that counted down the best movies chosen by fans based on results of a poll conducted by both ABC and People Weekly Magazine. Tootsie was selected as the No. 5 Best Comedy.

Police Academy (film)

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Israel said: It's a matter of `block comedy scenes. Perhaps the most recognizable was the obvious results of guys eating beans in `Blazing Saddles.' If you have four or five of these block comedy scenes in a teen-age comedy, you have a hit. If your block comedy scenes are very, very strong ones, you have a blockbuster. Hugh Wilson was hired as director based on his success with WKRP in Cincinnati even though he was not familiar with many films of this genre. He then saw a lot of those sort of movies and says "it was fairly discouraging. This immediately convinced me to cut down on the sleaze. I asked for, and got, the power to refine the Israel-Proft script.

Big (film)

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Big is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as Adult Josh Baskin, a young boy who makes a wish "to be big" and is then aged to adulthood overnight. The film also stars Elizabeth Perkins, David Moscow as young Josh, John Heard and Robert Loggia, and was written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg. It was produced by Gracie Films and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Upon release, Big was met with universal critical acclaim, particularly for Hanks' performance. It was a huge commercial success as well, grossing $151 million worldwide against a production budget of $18 million.

Crocodile Dundee

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Crocodile Dundee (stylized as "Crocodile" Dundee in the U.S.) is a 1986 action comedy film set in the Australian Outback and in New York City. It stars Paul Hogan as the weathered Mick Dundee, and Hogan's future wife American actress Linda Kozlowski, whom he first met while working on the film, as reporter Sue Charlton. Inspired by the true-life exploits of Rod Ansell, the film was made on a budget of under $10 million as a deliberate attempt to make a commercial Australian film that would appeal to a mainstream American audience, but proved to be a worldwide phenomenon.

Parody film

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A parody film is a subgenre of comedy film that parodies other film genres or films as pastiches, works created by imitation of the style of many different films reassembled together. Although the subgenre is often overlooked by critics, parody films are commonly profitable at the box office. *The Little Train Robbery (1905) Help! Help! (1912). The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916). Teddy at the Throttle (1917). Mud and Sand (1922). Three Ages (1923). Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (1925). Yes, Yes, Nanette (1925). Free and Easy (1930). Once in a Lifetime (1932). What Price Hollywood? (1932). Movie Crazy (1932). Sons of the Desert (1933). Babes in Toyland (1934). You Nazty Spy! (1940).

Film genre

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Types of fiction which may seem unrelated can also combine to form hybrid subgenres, such as the melding of horror and comedy in the Evil Dead films. Other popular combinations include the romantic comedy, some vampire films, and the action comedy film. Alan Williams distinguishes three main genre categories: narrative, avant-garde and documentary. Genre movies are "commercial feature films which, through repetition and variation, tell familiar stories with familiar characters and familiar situations". Genre affects how films are broadcast on television, advertised, and organized in video-rental stores.

Duck Soup (1933 film)

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Revived interest in the film (and other 1930s comedies in general) during the 1960s was seen as dovetailing with the rebellious side of American culture in that decade. American literary critic Harold Bloom considers the end of Duck Soup one of the greatest works of American art produced in the 20th century. In 1990, Duck Soup was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted Duck Soup the 29th greatest comedy film of all time.


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Mass marketed action, horror, and comedy films tend not to be greatly affected by a critic's overall judgment of a film. The plot summary and description of a film and the assessment of the director's and screenwriters' work that makes up the majority of most film reviews can still have an important impact on whether people decide to see a film. For prestige films such as most dramas and art films, the influence of reviews is important. Poor reviews from leading critics at major papers and magazines will often reduce audience interest and attendance. The impact of a reviewer on a given film's box office performance is a matter of debate.

There's Something About Mary

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In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted it the fourth-greatest comedy film of all time. Diaz won a New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, an MTV Movie Award for Best Performance, an American Comedy Award for Best Actress, a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Actress. She also received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance. It was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. It won four out of eight MTV Movie Awards, including Best Movie. In 1985, 16-year-old high school student Ted Stroehmann is about to go on a prom date with his dream girl Mary Jensen when he gets his scrotum stuck in a zipper.

Romantic comedy

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Romantic comedy (portmanteaus: romedy, romcom, rom-com or lovecome) is a subgenre of comedy and slice-of-life fiction, focusing on lighthearted, humorous plot lines centered on romantic ideas, such as how true love is able to surmount most obstacles. One dictionary definition is "a funny movie, play, or television program about a love story that ends happily". Another definition suggests that its "primary distinguishing feature is a love plot in which two sympathetic and well-matched lovers are united or reconciled". Romantic comedy films are a certain genre of comedy films as well as of romance films, and may also have elements of screwball comedies.

21 Jump Street (film)

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21 Jump Street is a 2012 American buddy cop action comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, written by Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall, and starring Hill and Channing Tatum. An adaptation of the 1987–91 television series of the same name by Stephen J. Cannell and Patrick Hasburgh, the film follows two police officers who are forced to relive high school when they are assigned to go undercover as high school students to prevent the outbreak of a new synthetic drug and arrest its supplier. The film was released theatrically on March 16, 2012 by Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and grossed $201 million against a budget of $54.7 million.

Midnight Run

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Midnight Run is a 1988 American buddy cop action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano, and Philip Baker Hall play supporting roles. A critical and commercial success, the film was followed by The Midnight Run Action Pack in 1994, three made for television sequels which did not feature any of the principal actors, although a few characters are carried over from the first film. Bounty hunter Jack Walsh is enlisted by bail bondsman Eddie Moscone to bring accountant Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas back to Los Angeles.

Buddy film

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Bromantic comedy. Buddy cop film. Female buddy film. Womance.

Starsky & Hutch (film)

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Starsky & Hutch is a 2004 American buddy cop action comedy film directed by Todd Phillips. The film stars Ben Stiller as David Starsky and Owen Wilson as Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson and is a film adaptation of the original television series of the same name from the 1970s. Two streetwise undercover cops in the fictional city of Bay City, California in the 1970s, bust drug criminals with the help of underworld boss, Huggy Bear. The film functions as a sort of prequel to the TV series, as it portrays when Starsky was first partnered with Hutchinson. The film also switches the personalities of the title characters.

Hancock (film)

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Hancock is a 2008 American superhero comedy film directed by Peter Berg and starring Will Smith, Charlize Theron, and Jason Bateman. It tells the story of a vigilante superhero, John Hancock (Smith) from Los Angeles whose reckless actions routinely cost the city millions of dollars. Eventually one person he saves, Ray Embrey (Bateman), makes it his mission to change Hancock's public image for the better. The story was originally written by Vincent Ngo in 1996.

Kick-Ass (film)

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Kick-Ass is a 2010 superhero black comedy film based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. which was published by Marvel Comics. The film was directed by Matthew Vaughn, who produced with Brad Pitt and co-wrote the screenplay with Jane Goldman. The film was produced in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Its general release was on 25 March 2010 in the United Kingdom and on 16 April 2010 in the United States. It is the first installment of the Kick-Ass film series. It tells the story of an ordinary teenager, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), who sets out to become a real-life superhero, calling himself "Kick-Ass".

Mystery Men

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Mystery Men is a 1999 American superhero comedy film directed by Kinka Usher and written by Neil Cuthbert and Bob Burden, loosely based on Burden's Flaming Carrot Comics, and starring Hank Azaria, Claire Forlani, Janeane Garofalo, Eddie Izzard, Greg Kinnear, William H. Macy, Kel Mitchell, Lena Olin, Paul Reubens, Geoffrey Rush, Ben Stiller, Wes Studi, and Tom Waits. The film details the story of a team of lesser superheroes with unimpressive powers who are required to save the day. Despite its list of stars, Mystery Men made a little over $33 million worldwide against a $68 million budget. In Champion City, would-be superhero team of Mr.


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Comedy film. Anarchic comedy film. Gross-out film. Parody film. Romantic comedy. Screwball comedy film. Slapstick film. Television comedy. Situation comedy. Radio comedy. British sitcom. British comedy. Comedy Central – A television channel devoted strictly to comedy. Comedy Nights with Kapil – An Indian television program. German television comedy. List of British TV shows remade for the American market. Paramount Comedy (Spain). Paramount Comedy 1 and 2. TBS (TV network). The Comedy Channel (Australia). The Comedy Channel (UK). The Comedy Channel (United States) – merged into Comedy Central. HA! – merged into Comedy Central. The Comedy Network, a Canadian TV channel. Gold.


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The film also appeared on several media outlets' best comedy film lists—ranked number one by Entertainment Weekly, number four by IGN, number 10 by Empire, number 25 by The Daily Telegraph, and number 45 by Rotten Tomatoes. Others have named it one of the best science-fiction films, best science-fiction comedies, and best Summer Blockbusters. In 2001, the American Film Institute ranked Ghostbusters number 28 on its 100 Years...100 Laughs list recognizing the best comedy films.

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Sanjay Jadhav ( born 18 July )is an Indian cinematographer and a Hindi and Marathi film director.

Silver Streak (film)

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Nomination: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy — Gene Wilder. Writers Guild of America nomination: Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen – Colin Higgins. The film was chosen for the Royal Film Performance in 1977. In 2000, American Film Institute included the film in AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs – #95. Silver Streak on Making of Silver Streak (1976) - Pre-release promotional "Making Of" documentary about the film. Complete copy of script. Silver Streak on Making of Silver Streak (1976) - Pre-release promotional "Making Of" documentary about the film. Complete copy of script.

Umesh Kamat

Umesh Kamat (born 12 December 1978) is an Indian actor and model, who predominantly works in Marathi regional films, Marathi television series, Marathi plays and TV commercials. He is known as a star of daily soaps with a series of great daily soaps in recent years. Some of his memorable roles are Adinath Shastri from Asambhav, Nishant from Shubhamkaroti etc ... But the most popular role of him was of Adv. Om Chaudhary in Eka Lagnachi Tisari Goshta, aired in 2013, in which he was paired with Spruha Joshi. His recent film was Mumbai Time, which was released in February 2016.