Taika Waititi: Mastering Happy Sad Cinema

Taika Waititi’s distinct style of cinema has a unique way of combining tragedy and comedy to create beautifully absurd and poignant representations of the world. This video explores how this dynamic plays out in ‘Eagle vs. Shark’ (2007), ‘Boy’ (2010) and ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ (2016).

Some very minor spoilers ahead.


Genre Style & Conventions

Mood & Tone

Taika Waititi: Style & Technique

Black Comedy


Horror Comedy


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