Slapstick Comedy: Slapstick

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“Slapstick” is classed as a style of humor, which involves exaggerated physical activity that takes human common sense to a further level of their mind. The phrase “slapstick" belongs to the Italian language word batacchio. In England it is known as a club-like object combined of two wooden slats used in commedia dell'arte. If the battacchio is struck it makes smacking noise loudly and with such little force it transfers from the object through to the person acting like they have been struck.
The actors will hit one another repeatedly but will not cause any physical damage to each other. A famous inflatable bladder become a popular prop, alongside a modern whoopee cushion which became their earliest special effect.
Back in the 19th century,
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The most basic feature will always involve falling and tripping. An example of this is in in the film ‘Easy Street’ where he drops to the bottom of the stairs, as if the human body represented an object or machine, and as if the body was made of wood or rubber. Chaplin hardly showed the injuries or effect from these imitated falls. Slapstick falls were seen as temporary loss of control and a sign absent-mindedness, and that humans act or be treated like non-humans, but was seen as a sense of humor for the audience to watch and related to, though experiences of their …show more content…
Chaplin’s ‘ film the ‘Modern Times’ was produced in 1936s. It included man-eating machines, where they were foraging for food, and they were consuming materialism, and about the Tramp’s interaction with machines. At the start of the first scene pace was to go inside the machine. Yet further on in the film he tramp feeds a mechanic who is stuck inside a machine during their lunchtime. All we see in the camera view is eating. These scenes are looked at as observations on the openings to Chaplin’s visual comedy about the dangers of being “eaten alive” in the machine age, and his views on the spirit of human resistance and innovation, which endures, in the face of efforts to regulate and mechanize human

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