One of most favorite things that we have done in this class, has been the Ted Talks. I always enjoy a solid opinion from someone else's point of view, as it gives me a look into that person's perspective on the topic being discussed. The one that I watched this week in class, was what makes a story well and good. The person going over this, had an interesting take on it, as he stated that comedy, is what truly makes a story good. I find that I can agree with him on this, as the more I thought about it, the more I realized that the kinds of stories that I enjoy, whether they are written down on paper, or shown on a theatre screen, have always been silly, and funny.
An example of one of these silly stories, would be one that the guy had mentioned in the Ted Talk, Finding Nemo. The movie, along with great aspects of comedy and humorous events, also incorporated some very dramatic scenes into the picture as well. So, despite the fact that the movie may have had me clutching my sides at some points, there were plenty of other times where I was struggling quite a lot to not cry. It really made me think, and consider that this is actually the case with a lot of good comedy novels and movies, as they almost always incorporate some sort of dramatic aspect to it as well.
I’m really hoping that we’ll continue to view Ted Talks more often, otherwise I may just have to start watching them on my own.