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Dudley Moore
(Movies & TV)
Woody Allen
(Movies & TV)
Jerry Lewis
(Movies & TV)
Mel Brooks
(Movies & TV)
Peter Sellers
(Movies & TV)
Jacques Tati
(Movies & TV)
Fernandel
(Movies & TV)
 

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Comedy film

Knowledge Identifier: $Comedy_film

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Comedy film

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Category: Movies & TV (402)

Launched in 1950.

Countries: United Kingdom (44%), United States (39%), France (11%)

Main connections: Dudley Moore, Woody Allen, Jerry Lewis

Linked to: Night at the Museum, The Incredibles

 

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1950

A number of French comedians were able to find an English speaking audience in the 1950s, including Fernandel and Jacques Tati add something

 

As television became filled with family-oriented comedies, the 1950s saw a trend toward more adult social situations add something

 

By the 1950s, the television industry had become a serious competition for the movie industry add something

 

By the middle of the decade, some of the 1950s generation of American comedians, such as Jerry Lewis, went into decline, while Peter Sellers found success with international audiences in his first American film "The Pink Panther" add something

 

The 1950s saw the decline of past comedy stars and a certain paucity of new talent in Hollywood add something

 

These non-feature productions only went into decline in the 1950s when they were migrated to the television add something

 

Toward the end of the 1950s, darker humour and more serious themes had begun to emerge, including satire and social commentary add something


1960

The 1960s saw an increasing number of broad, star-packed comedies add something


1970

Following his success on Broadway and on film with "The Odd Couple" playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon would be prominent in the 1970s, with films like "The Sunshine Boys" and "California Suite" add something

 

In the 1970s, black comedies were popular add something

 

Leading figures in the 1970s were Woody Allen and Mel Brooks add something

 

Most British comedy films of the early 1970s were spin-offs of television series add something

 

Most British comedy films of the early 1970s were spin-offs of television series, including "Dad's Army" and "On the Buses" add something


1971

The greatest successes, however, came with the films of the Monty Python team, including "And Now for Something Completely Different" , "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" and "Monty Python's Life of Brian" in 1979 add something


1980

Popular comedy stars in the 1980s included Dudley Moore, Tom Hanks, Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd add something


1990

He would later become best known for the "Home Alone" series of the early 1990s add something

 

One of the major developments of the 1990s was the re-emergence of the romantic comedy film add something


2000

Since the late 2000s, the live-action comedy film has entered a period of severe decline, with studios green-lighting far fewer of them each year add something