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CMTH 220: Introduction to Film: Comedy

This guide will help you find film criticism, biographies of directors, definitions of film genres, and information about the Library's DVD collection.

Classic Comedy Films on DVD

What characteristics define the Comedy movie? Visit the “Film Genres” page on the American Movie Classics (AMC) web site to find out!


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As producer of National Lampoon’s Animal House and director of numerous comedies in the 1980s and 1990s, Ivan Reitman has amassed a wealth of filmmaking knowledge. In this program, he explains how many of his projects were developed, describing early concepts and script drafts for Stripes, Ghostbusters, and Twins, as well as his experiences in casting and shooting his directorial debut Meatballs and the Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle Kindergarten Cop.

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