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Ernst Lubitsch’s 1942 movie “To Be or Not to Be” will be discussed at the inaugural Film Comedy Conference.

Courtney Silva February 9th, 2011

Professionals from around the globe will be speaking about the comedic arts in every culture, from American Indian to Greek. Also on the agenda for discussion are the films of Jacques Tati and Woody Allen, and David O. Russell’s "Flirting with Disaster."


The University of Oklahoma is getting serious about comedy. On Friday and Saturday, the OU College of Arts and Sciences hosts its inaugural Film Comedy Conference.

All of the dozen presenters are contributors to a book being edited by OU professors and conference hosts Andrew Horton and Joanna Rapf, “The Wiley- Blackwell Companion to Film Comedy.”

“Even though comedy sells at theaters and everyone enjoys it, there is a much bigger meaning behind it,” said Horton. “It’s important for people to realize how comedy impacts us in our day-to-day lives.”

Professionals from around the globe will be speaking about the comedic arts in every culture, from American Indian to Greek. Also on the agenda for discussion are the films of Jacques Tati and Woody Allen, and David O. Russell’s “Flirting with Disaster.”

“We’re very pleased that these speakers from all over the world could come and share their knowledge and experiences,” said Horton.

All of the presentations will be held in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Heritage Room, 900 Asp in Norman, and are free and open to the public. For more information, call 325-3020 or visit ou.edu/fvs. —Courtney Silva


 
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