Life Is Beautiful Essay | Student Essay

Roberto Benigni
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Physical and Slapstick Comedy

Summary: Explores the Roberto Benigni film, Life is Beautiful. Demonstrates how the film can be seen as an example of physical or slapstick comedy. Compares the Italian Benigni to American comedian Charlie Chaplin.
Physical comedy, also better know as slapstick, is an effective tool to add to a characters personality. Not only is it humorous to an audience, but is also a more interesting way to tell a story. Similar to Charlie Chaplin, the character Guido in Life is Beautiful played by Roberto Benigni uses comical expression, as well as the addition of humorous language to capture and keep the viewers attention throughout the movie. The slapstick genre of this film is really shown in Guido's early encounters with Dora and during the concentration camp with his son Giosue.

All of Guido's early meetings with Dora all include slapstick humor. From the beginning when Dora feel from the upper level of the barn and Guido meets her you can't help but laugh at Guido's interactions with others. That same beginning scene sets up two jokes that come up several...

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