Who laughs? A moment of laughter in Shortbus
Yeatman, B. (2008). Who laughs? A moment of laughter in Shortbus. P. O. V. A Danish Journal of Film Studies, 26, 62- 71.
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In his essay On Laughter, first published in France in 1900, Henri Bergson suggested that “our laughter is always the laughter of the group” (2003:5). With this observation in mind, I have to ask: who laughs when we watch a movie? Who is it that we hear when laughter fills the theatre even if momentarily?
Department of Information and Media Science, Aarhus University
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