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Comedy in Early World Cinema

Conducted by Jethu Mundul | Presented by the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum

This is a unique course on Comedy in Early World Cinema. As a genre, comedy has been able to survive all technological developments as cinema has moved from silent to sound, from black and white to colour, and has been incorporated into ‘trick’ photography and editing concepts.

The course will explore the journey of comedy from the origins of cinema through the understanding of the role of ‘primitive cinema’ and the subsequent separation of ‘slapstick’ from both actuality and narrative.

It will include a study of Early World Cinema from its beginnings prior to 1895 until the start of the World War II.

About the programme:

Jethu Mundul has 40 years experience as film editor in making experimental films on various socio-cultural issues. An alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, Jethu Mundul has been a faculty at FTII, NID, IIT, Kochi Biennale and film societies in Bangalore and Bangladesh.


Starting 15th January 2018
Mondays & Tuesdays: 5-8 pm
Course will be conducted over 7 and a half weeks, in three modules of 5 days each.

MODULE 1: The Introduction to Comedy in Cinema
Jan 15 – 29, 2018
Every Monday and Tuesday, 5-8 pm

MODULE 2: The Early Comics/Comedians in Cinema from Europe and USA
Jan 30 – Feb 13, 2018
Every Monday and Tuesday, 5-8 pm

MODULE 3: The development of the Art of later Comedians through Silent Cinema and into the Sound Era.
Feb 19 to Mar 5, 2018
Every Monday and Tuesday, 5-8 pm


Course registration fee = Rs 7000 for all three modules

Individual modules fee = Rs 3000 per module

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