Monday, February 18, 2013

Anchorman Fight Scene

This fight scene (and its aftermath) may be an example of "narrative enclosures" characteristic of current Comedian Comedies as described by Drake (citing Seidman).

In Anchorman, I think there is also a broader cultural referencing going on, beyond that of the individual performers. For example, another narrative enclosure might be this impromptu harmonizing:

Anchorman is thus providing broader pleasures of "retro" comedy, where there is pleasure in laughing at 70s music as well as network news (not to mention fashion and hair styles).

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