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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

Crossing Foreign Comedic Boundaries in Film

How are American films different from French films? Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain, a French romantic comedy, tells the story of a girl who won’t take chances in her own love life, but will take risks to help out her friends. The Wedding Planner, an American romantic comedy, recounts the story of a woman who organizes every detail of wedding celebrations, caring for other couples’ happiness rather than her own. This presentation examines the different types of comedy and the representation and role of love in these films.

Presenter: Christine Mitchell (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: French
Location: 31 Hartwell
Time: 10 am (Session I)