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Humour and successful children's films

Structures and relevance of a cinematic medium

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  • A study in media studies
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André F. Nebe uses his humour structure analysis to make viewers' preferences and corresponding audiovisual offerings in films visible. Complex and multi-layered audiovisual (hypotactic) humour is used in the more successful films, while less successful films make simple (paratactic) humour offerings. The humour structure analysis offers insights into promising humour offerings and can also be used in the story development phase for writers, directors, producers and dramaturges.

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Berlin, Germany

    André F. Nebe

About the author

André F. Nebe studied law at the Humboldt University of Berlin, film directing at the University of Hamburg and earned his doctorate at the Babelsberg Film University. Among other things, he is the director of the feature film "Das grosse Rennen", author of various episodes of the ZDF series "Löwenzahn", was an editor for the SWR children's series "Motzgurke" and is the author of children's books in the series "Die Geisterreiter" and "Die Küstenwölfe". André F. Nebe is a lecturer at media and film schools.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Humour and successful children's films

  • Book Subtitle: Structures and relevance of a cinematic medium

  • Authors: André F. Nebe

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  • Publisher: Springer Wiesbaden

  • eBook Packages: Social Science and Law (German Language)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-658-40322-5Published: 18 May 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-658-40323-2Published: 17 May 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 414

  • Number of Illustrations: 109 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Media Studies, Film and TV Production, Genre

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