History of Film Comedy

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In Film
  • 1895 - 1930

    1895 - 1930
    The beginning of the 'Silent Movies'
    The rise of Charlie Chaplin.
    The invetion of slapstick was used; his was exaggerated violence
  • 1920's

    Animated Cartoons were used.
    End of 1920's verbal humour was used.
  • WW2

    Duing the second world war comedies were made to be military themed.
  • 1950's

    Decline in comedy, due to the television being introduced.
    Younger stars were replacing the past comedy stars.
    End of 50's show darker humour, serious themes and sexual scene.
  • 1960's

    Comedies were broaded and were more star packed.
  • 1970's

    British Comedies were to be spin offs of TV series
  • 1980's

    During the 1980's spoofs of the previous decades disater films were made.
  • 1990's

    Films were more aimed at a famly audience.
    Also romantic comedies would be made.
  • 2000's

    use of gross-out humour increases which was aimed a a younger generation.