La gag comica e le sue implicazioni filosofiche. Riso critico e comicità fisica nel cinema

  • Maicol Cutrì


This essay is divided into two different sections. The first one presents a brief critical account of the main theories about the nature of comic, then a technical analysis of potential representative planes in which these theories can be exploited in films. The sociological function of physical comedy is therefore illustrated in its negative and positive values, and a deeper comprehensive critical function, concerning the way by which men categorize and live among the things of the world, is exemplified. The second section is the historical one, presenting an account of the essential comic solutions in the authorial making during the early mute period of the seventh art: a discussion of the philosophical criticism of such authors as Lumière, Méliès, Chaplin, Keaton, is finally linked with the points previously explained.


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