以金凯瑞喜剧电影看美国幽默语言及娱乐精神Viewing the American Humorous Languages and Entertainment Spirits from Comedies of Jim Carrey毕业论文
Comedies always give a relaxing and comfortable feeling to audience, actually to which humor is not only limited but conveys different elements. As we know, these years have witnessed many American comedies filling the screens in China such as Broken Sisters, Friends and so on. As for the American humor, some people cannot stand wondering how it is displayed thoroughly and accepted gradually by people from all corners of the world. Here the paper will take the comedies of Kim Carrey for example to discuss and analyze what it is called American humor.
The paper consists of five parts. In the first part, it will clarify the research background and Jim Carrey’s contribution for Hollywood comedies. In the second part, it will analyze how Jim Carrey’s style formed from the aspect of comedy history. In the third part, it will talk about the kernel of comedy from the dual personality and philosophic thinking in the classic films. In the fourth part, it will put forward some comparison of Jim Carrey and Stephen Chow, postmodernism and mou lei tou. In the last part, it will conclude the thesis and bring up some suggestions in future research.
Key Words: comedy, Jim Carry, Stephen Chow, postmodernism
1 Introduction 1
1.1 The Significance of Comedy Culture 1
1.2 Jim Carrey’s Growth and His Achievements 2
1.3 Executive Summary 3
2 Analysis of American Comedy Culture 5
3 The Kernel of the Comedy 7
3.1 Dual Effects: Happiness and Sadness 7
3.2 Philosophic Thinking 8
4 The Comparison between Jim Carrey and Stephen Chou 11
4.1 The Road to Make a Fame 11
4.2 Difference: Narrative Means 13
4.3 Cultural Integration：Postmodernism vs “Mo Lei Tau” 14
5 Conclusion 16
Viewing the American Humorous Languages and Entertainment Spirits from Comedies of Jim Carrey
1.1 The Significance of Comedy Culture
Filmography comes from life and ranks higher than it. Outstanding filmographies provide us with rich spiritual food through its features such as vividness and strong infection. And taking comedy as example, it can help people get out of the repression of the rational dogmas, it allows people to release their emotions in the movie world. Humorous language can enhance the artistic charm of the film and please the audience, let them know themselves and understand life in a relaxing and joyful atmosphere.
“Film Art Dictionary” defines the comedy as: “Stories aimed to create a laugh effect. It has a complete comedy idea by creating a comic character and background.it uses “Laugh” as a meaning to extolling good habits and ideals, or irony, lashing lag phenomenon. Its outcome often comes as the pure, kind and beauty sublime victory over fake, ugly and badness, or the forces of justice overcome the forces of evil. From point of the formal view, there are many kinds of American humor, such as cold humor, text humor, goodwill satire and so on. According to the content of performance, it can be divided into the following categories: