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The Philosophy Cabinet**
announces
a philosophical snack
on

 What is video philo?
 

 "Humor"
Sunday, October 13
Video philo is an event in which a film will be shown and a theme taken from the story to be discussed. It isn’t a ‘critique’ of the film but rather an analysis of a theme evoked in the film. The advantage of this method focuses our discussion on the theme in the ‘context’ of the story of the film. A context that is shared by the group.  

This coming video philo will be on "Humor" as evoked in several film excerpts.

What makes us laugh and why? Is humor instinctive or cultural? Laughter begins in early childhood, with games like peek-a-boo and jack in the box. Is it the element of surprise, incongruity or Bergson’s theory of "the mechanical incrusted on the living"? Sometimes humor is untranslatable; sometimes it is universal. What is the difference? We will observe scenes fromp a number of well-known comedies (Laurel and Hardy, Abbot and Costello, Mel Brooks, Monty Python, Billy Wilder, etc.) which demonstrate various types of humor, including parody, caricature, satire, nonsense, witticism, and impersonation.

Rendez vous at 14:00

chez Monnet (call for code)***
28, rue Lauriston
75016 Paris (M° Etoile, Kleber, or Victor Hugo)

Participation fee 9,00 euros per person
Attention! Places limited to 25 persons per session

snacks and hot/cold drinks (bring your own wine)

Print out reservation coupon below and send to:
Media Supplies & Services International, Ltd., 26, rue de l’Avenir, 92170 Vanves
accompanied with your check. Thank you.
(Information tel. 01.40.95.05.67; fax: 01.46.45.85.49, e-mail: mssiprawda@aol.com)

Cancellations accepted no later than 48 hours before the date
**a subdivision of Media Supplies & Services International, Ltd.

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Last Name…………………………………………………………..First Name…………………………………………………..

Address…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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I reserve ….. places for the "Humor" video philo on Sunday, October 13, 2002

Enclosed my check for place(s) ………. x 9,00 euros = ……….

(checks payable to Media Supplies & Services International – MSSI)

** Call Gale or Catherine (06 07 55 20 18) for reservation and door code.


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