contains some some the screwiest logic to be found among our recent
pictures. Yet it is interesting, convincing and highly amusing. The
Duck's tunneling under the ground in his frenzied flight would be a
forced gag, except for the fact that he has plenty of motivation for
behaving in such a manner. The spectator at the moment is willing to
grant that the act is reasonable, because he feels for the duck who
has tried every other avenue of escape from his reckless pursuers. This
is an example of a kinesthetic
gag -- one that reaches us through the tingling nerve ends of
our nervous system. The spectator can almost feel the polo mallets beating
about his hand and back and whizzing by his ears. (Algar)
a scene lacking in reason and motivation was the one where Goof stretches
himself into a battering ram to break down the door into Clarabelle's
room. The gag became forced because it was too obviously chosen for
the novelty of its method and not for the soundness of its motivation.
Durant actions on pelican out of place - Several years ago this action
was timely, but now it is outworn and not in line with the rest of the
9. Growing suspense or quicker
or more spectacular actions, toward the climax.
MOVING DAY repeats
a suspense situation much the same as that in
in which Mickey, the Duck and Goof work frantically against time to
escape the menacing Pete.
hinges on the one situation, "ten minutes or else-". In
MOVING DAY, the ever-present
threat of the Sheriff is the theme. Donald's difficulties with the plumber's
friend and the goldfish bowl lend comic relief to a situation that builds
nicely in suspense. (Algar)
In MUSIC LAND the climax
(battle scene) was arrived at too soon and the long drawn out solution
gave us a strong anticlimax which left the audience cold. Had the tempo
been restrained and then brought to a peak at the proper climax (the
saving of the little boy and girl) the picture would have had more punch.
10. Importance of sympathy
with the character.
THE THREE BLIND
MOUSKETEERS, in the scene where the cat is searching for the mouse
under the shells, those manipulations of the shells are designed to
exasperate the cat, at the same time giving this situation a feeling
of suspense and sympathy for the mouse, who is under one of the bowls.
This is where the specta-