3 Keys to Dark Comedy — If You Laugh, You’re a Sick Puppy! [The Lobster]

3 Keys to Dark Comedy — If You Laugh, You’re a Sick Puppy! [The Lobster]

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In this video, we’re going to discuss the dark comedy movie, The Lobster, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. What is dark comedy? What is the dark comedy definition, and does The Lobster fit into this movie genre?

Our video essay will give you some film analysis and filmmaking theory that show why Yorgos Lanthimos movies are some of the smartest dark comedy films around.

How do you go about directing a dark comedy? How do you get the cast in the right frame of mind? This seemed to be the case for Yorgos Lanthimos when he directed The Lobster with actors like Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, Ben Wishaw, and John C. Reilly all bringing stellar performances that breath life into the concept of the dark comedy genre.

After directing The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos went on the direct the Academy Award nominated film The Favourite, which has since cemented Yorgos Lanthimos movies as must-see films, and Lanthimos as a director is now seen as royalty in the world of dark comedy.

Our video essay not only talks about the filmmaking theory, but also gives you some filmmaking tips and scene analysis that you can use to level up your dark comedy movies. Our video essay also explains why The Lobster works as a dark comedy and how you can take what you learn from this film analysis and apply it to your own films.

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