Tuesday, March 31, 2020

2020 A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

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Theme Reveal

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Humor in film -- what makes me laugh.

Once again I selected a theme that I need... this time it's laughter!

In last year's "L" post (found here) I shared, "Negative thoughts plague me more than I want to admit, and laughter is a natural anti-depressant. 'Why I watch movies (as if I need a reason)...' well, because I need laughter."

Most of the movies I will reference during the challenge will be comedies, of course, but also a few dramas and action flicks because they use spots of humor--comic relief--to give the audience a break from the tension.

Life needs comedic breaks, too.

Charlie Chaplin said, "Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot."

And a woman I greatly admire, Marjorie Pay Hinckley, quipped, "The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache."

Perhaps what makes me laugh will tickle your funny-bone, too... so, follow along in April as I discuss the A to Z's of humorous elements in film.

Note: This is my sixth consecutive year of joining the April A to Z challenge!  Click here for links to all of my A to Z posts.