Essays Tagged: "dark comedy"

A Spectacular Slice

movie and he has had just the right amount of time and money to create a legend. He brings back the dark comedy, and intensely violent nature from his last three films, Pulp Fiction, Jacky Brown, and ...

(1 pages) 20 0 1.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Traditional Farcical Elements Found in Kevin Smith's "Clerks"

?), but Kevin Smith's Clerks.The story of one (very bad) day in the life of Dante Hicks is a fairly dark comedy, and doesn't seem "silly" enough on the face of it to be a farce, but a critical look at ...

(4 pages) 19 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Vagina Monologues: Play Critique

t was written by the creative Eve Ensler, called "The Vagina Monologues. The Vagina Monologues is a dark comedy blended with a documentary style form which shows the harsh reality of abuse against wom ... ed everyone's attention due to the carefully placed lighting as the couch it self was surrounded by darkness. Complementing the red velvet couch was the pro-revolution type aura of music that tantaliz ...

(4 pages) 33 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"Truman show" as an allegory for our time

"The Truman Show" (1998), a film written by Andrew Niccol and directed by Peter Weir, is a dark comedy that can be viewed as an allegory for our time. The narrative concerns Truman Burbank (J ...

(4 pages) 31 1 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

American Pyscho

the gratutatis violence and horable deeds commited by Bateman a bitting sarcasm shows it self. The dark drama and the dark comedy are so well blended that your not sure whether to laugh or recoil in ... cutting back on the obscene atrocaties that Bateman committs. In place of the brutal violence is a darker more cynical edge than even Ellis could not acheive with the repatative acts of insasne vilon ...

(4 pages) 12 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hamlet And Appearances

Appearance vs. Reality in Hamlet In William Shakespeare's dark comedy, Measure for Measure, the Duke says, "O, what man may within him hide, though angel on t ...

(7 pages) 25 0 5.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

Theatre

No ExitNo Exit was a dark play about the afterlife and what it may be like. The play actually seemed to have some dark co ... have very little in common and each one is another's own demon. The stage lighting itself was very dark and almost no props were used making you focus on each character. Even the costumes of each cha ... t, this play was a great reality check for the audience members. The play allowed us to travel to a dark scary place and return without a scratch. The audience was able to look at the three conflictin ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The tragedies and stories of World War II have been

e. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller is a fictional piece of literature that many have put in the genre of "dark comedy". Catch 22 is an odd sort of satire with no real solid plot, in its place can be found a ... e best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed" Diaz 3 Catch 22 is one man's statement to the public. Through dark humor Joseph Heller tells of the evils of war and of following the system which others have put ...

(3 pages) 368 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare