Originally Posted by RenosanDufus
On Wes Anderson: I dont find wes anderson to be funny, generally. I find his movies sad. The humor in them eases the characters pain. I think he's a marvelous director, and I love all his movies, but funny? Sure, there are laughs, but I wouldnt call them comedies.
I would call them somewhat dark comedies, but they are definitely comedies. His characters are usually sad and pained, yes, but that doesn't preclude the movie from being considered a comedy. Rushmore leaves me rolling on the ground holding my sides every time. The Royal Tanenbaums, which features perhaps the greatest collection of sad and sometimes pathetic WA characters, is similiarly hilarious. Who says you can't laugh at someone and feel for them at the same time?
I don't think that WA is "guy" humor, though. Most women I know love his movies.
faustian, yeah, my fiancee doesn't get why I find Space Ghost so hilarious, either. But I think my sisters probably would. I will test this theory when I next get a chance.
Continuing the theme of macho/violent humor that doesn't seem to appeal to women: I'm not convinced that I've ever met a woman who really appreciates Takeshi Kitano (I mean in his films; I'm not very familiar with his comedy show). Some of the violence in Sonatine and Fireworks, for example, is actually pretty hilarious.