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Where to Find Visual Comedy

This is a great 10 minute video analysing Jacques Tati, a master of visual comedy.

It explains how the simplest things can be the funniest with intelligent use of props, sound and observation.

If you watch a lot of film essays, then you’ve probably heard the complaint that visual comedy is something of a lost art nowadays, with most mainstream comedies opting instead for jokes done strictly through dialogue and improv. So, let’s look back at one of cinema’s greatest visual comedians and see where he found his visual comedy.

 

 

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