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1 The director/producer of Some Like It Hot was Billy Wilder—the same man who directed/produced Sunset Boulevard. While Sunset Boulevard is much more of a dark comedy than Some Like it Hot, we still see that this film makes fun of some more serious subjects/topics. 1. What is at least one subject that is taboo to laugh at that was involved in this comedy? 2. How was this topic made into a light-hearted concept? 3. Describe and explain a specific scene to help explain your point.

2 1. What are at least three subjects that are taboo to laugh at that were involved in this comedy? 2. How were these topics made light-hearted? 3. Describe and explain at least one specific scene for EACH taboo topic that was presented light-heartedly to help explain your point.

3  Turn in homework and class work for The Royal Tenenbaums.

4  Dark Comedy (a.k.a.: black humor or black comedy): a sub- genre of comedy and satire in which topics and events that are usually regarded as taboo (i.e.: death, rape, murder, affairs, human annihilation or domestic violence) are treated in a satirical or humorous manner.  Type of humor:  Sarcasm  Self-Deprecating Humor  Highbrow Humor  Examples: Dr. Strangelove, The Big Lebowski, Harold and Maude, American Psycho, I Heart Huckabees, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Sunset Boulevard, The Royal Tenenbaums  Example:


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