After reviewing all the films in Week Two’s content, discuss at least 5 storytelling/narrative/plot devices or editing choices that you have seen in recent films or TV shows. How did these devices or choices help drive the story? Link those narrative techniques to the films you watched from the content this week.
For example: In Walk, – You, Walk! (1912) Rose gets the help of friends to teach someone who mistreated her a lesson. This is common plot device in today’s situation comedies.
These all I watch this week.
After watching The Gold Rush, compare the content and style with modern comedy. Focus on the physicality of the performers and the filmmaking and not on the fact that modern comedy relies upon speech. Are there physical comedians today that can compare to Chaplin? Do modern comedies have the same blend of comedy and romance? Do you feel the humor of the silent comedies holds up and why or why not?
The summary link is:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gold_Rush