Comedy thriller

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Comedy thrillers are a hybrid genre that draw subject matter generally from comedy and thrillers. They include a disproportionate amount, relative to other genres, of humor.

Examples of comedy thrillers in films, plays and novels are Charade,[1] The Thin Man, The Lady Vanishes, In Bruges, Silver Streak, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, No Way to Treat a Lady, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Kshana Kshanam, The Big Fix, Lucky Number Slevin,[2] Deathtrap, The Ladykillers, Hopscotch, Welcome to Collinwood, The King of Comedy.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crowther, Bosley (December 6, 1963). "Screen: Audrey Hepburn and Grant in 'Charade':Comedy-Melodrama Is at the Music Hall Production Abounds in Ghoulish Humor". The New York Times. Movies. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ Robertson, Campbell (March 23, 2006). "At a Screening of a Comedy Thriller About Revenge". The New York Times. New York / Region. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (March 28, 2013). "A Restored 'King of Comedy' Will Close Tribeca Film Festival". The New York Times. ArtsBeat. Retrieved April 20, 2016.