This class will watch and examine films featuring/from Harold Ramis, Mike Nichols, Bill Murray, Tina Fey and other alumni from The Second City Theater. We'll analyze and discuss the role Second City and these director and actors have played in comedy and satiIre. After discussion and examination of these films, students will:
- Gain an appreciation of Second City's contribution to film.
- Understand the language of mainstream American comedy
- Describe what the film or television episode is telling us about that generation, era, or collection of people
- Demonstrate the ability to speak about comedy using a shared cinematic language
Please note this class will meet virtually once a week at the specified time. You will receive instructions before the class begins.