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Publications of Bedenko Vladimir Nikolaevich
Philosophy and Culture, 2020-8
Bedenko V.N. - Comedy film as a modern embodiment of the culture of laughter pp. 1-10


Abstract: The object of this article is the comedy cinematography. The subject is the comedy cinematography as a manifestation of the culture of laughter. The author examines such aspects of the topic as the culture of laughter and the history of its conceptualization in the humanities knowledge, historical manifestations of the culture of laughter in different eras. Special attention is given to the idea that comedy film is a significant embodiment of the culture of laughter in modern art. The author analyzes comedy as genre of cinematography; substantiates the impact of comedy film upon society through the means of cinematography as an audiovisual art. The main conclusions of the conducted research consist in the determined functions of comedy film as a manifestation of the culture of laughter in the modern era;  an idea that comedy cinematography along with manifestations of the culture of laughter of the previous historical eras, forms a specific anti-cultural world that demonstrates an underside of the surrounding world , and mostly of the society. The author’s special contribution into this work lies in consideration of the comedy genre of cinematography within the concept of the culture of laughter, which allowed highlighting the new aspects of this phenomenon and substantiating its significance in the spiritual life of modern society. The novelty consists in application of the conceptual framework of the culture of laughter with regards to the analysis of comedy film, which views the phenomenon at hand from the universal worldview perspective.
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