English undergrad at Buffalo State. An aspiring poet and funny-man. I like exploring word-play, the subtleties of language, and the question "who am I?"
Junior Contributor I
Comedy and Film Noir
What are certain comedies that draw on themes of film noir and neo-noir that make these comedies ironic? The example of Arrested Development comes to mind. Culturally, film noir played a major role during and after the second World War, and now with the advent of the comedies of today, is there a levity in darkness? What cultural circumstances must be evident to bring about the bleak and the comedic?