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GAGLINE X - Black and white. Sound. Loop.

Writing a feature comedy for the first time, I began studying one-liners from the great comedians like Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin, and Phyllis Diller. I began to write gags on my own. I let them be displayed alone on a blank field and mixed them with canned audience laughter. I wanted to heighten and question what was at the core of the joke’s “funniness”. I became especially attracted by cringe humor that challenged acceptable limits. I am struck by the mystery of laughter. It seems to me to be at once a moment of release abandon, and at the same time something of an enigma,  a  kind of seizure not unlike crying or epilepsy. Inspired by the mystery of my own laughter, I decided to make "joke" cinema.

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