In a recent podcast with Conan O’Brien, stand-up Bill Burr explained that he couldn’t help but laugh when faced with the most horrifying events in news and movies (attacks, deaths, fires). he asked in a bitter tone. Yet, in a video clip of the conversation, Burr seemed uncomfortable with this confession, let alone O’Brien. But what if he’s just saying things out loud that many people have experienced and refuse to admit?
Humor is more than just a coping mechanism. It is so intricately woven into everyday life that it cannot be easily separated from tragic situations.
If laughing at a boy having his ears ripped off is not merely a comedy of the Grand Guignol, but also a realistic response to extreme conditions, it so happens that the work sees murder and mayhem as commonplace. What if I invite him to
What great art has repeatedly taught us is that laughter and crying aren’t all that different, both release tension and bleed easily into each other.
In “Breaking Bad,” Walter White bursts into sobs in his home’s crawl space in a moment of memorable despair, and disturbing laughter echoes throughout the house. At the end of the original “Texas Her Chainsaw Massacre”, the final girl Sally Hardesty picks up from a masked killer and sneaks into the back of her truck, where her tears and screams turn into jerky laughter. .
This fusion of emotions goes back centuries, at least to Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus. Elizabethan-era silly horror is her comedy, making “M3gan” both earthy and tasteful. After sending the severed heads of his sons and his own severed hand (search for it on Google) Title Did the Globe theater ticket-buyer grin when his character laughed?Titus’ brother wisely What if I object? Not suitable for this time. ’ The response can be crazy, exhausted, or somewhere in between.