Slapstick film

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Slapstick films are comedy films where physical comedy that includes pratfalls, tripping, falling, are highlighted over dialogue, plot and character development.[1] The physical comedy in these films contains a cartoonish style of violence that is predominantly harmless and goofy in tone.[1]

Silent film had slapstick comedies that included the films starring Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, the Keystone Cops and Harold Lloyd.[1] 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.[1]

There were less slapstick comedies produced at the advent of sound film.[1] The genre resurfaced after the World War II in France with films by Jacques Tati and in the United States with films It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and The Great Race as well as the films of comedians like Jerry Lewis.[1]

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Slapstick films include:

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "Slapstick". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ Erickson, Hal. "The Rink". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ Williams, Karl. "Safety Last". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ Williams, Karl. "Sherlock Jr.". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ Townsend, Emru. "The General". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Big Business". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Way Out West". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ Phipps, Keith. "Mr. Hulot's Holiday". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  9. ^ Phipps, Keith. "Mon Oncle". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  10. ^ Erickson, Hal. "The Great Race". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  11. ^ Deming, Mark. "The Party". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  12. ^ Kaye, Don. "Bananas". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  13. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Sleeper". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  14. ^ Crow, Jonathan. "Mr. Vampire". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  15. ^ Erickson, Hal. "The Gods Must Be Crazy". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  16. ^ Erickson, Hal. "The Naked Gun". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  17. ^ Deming, Mark. "Problem Child 2". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  18. ^ Brenner, Paul. "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  19. ^ Williams, Karl. "See No Evil, Hear No Evil". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  20. ^ Beday, Jeremy. "Baby's Day Out". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  21. ^ Armstrong, Derek. "Happy Gilmore". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  22. ^ Stewart, Bhob. "Flubber". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  23. ^ Deming, Mark. "George of the Jungle". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  24. ^ Stewart, Bhob. "Home Alone 3". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  25. ^ Stewart, Bhob. "MouseHunt". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  26. ^ Deming, Mark. "Super Troopers". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  27. ^ Deming, Mark. "The Pink Panther". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  28. ^ Buchanan, Jason. "The Pink Panther 2". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  29. ^ Wheeler, Jeremy. "The Three Stooges". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 10, 2013.