The Casting of American and Chinese Sitcoms From the 1950s to the 2010s
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- Actors, sitcoms, popularity, Chinese sitcoms, history
Sitcoms production teams often choose actors with unique styles. Longevity of actors’ performance and versatility are two major qualities that the sitcom actor should maintain . Old actors are experienced, while the new actors can bring up the spirit of contemporary society. Therefore, both kinds of actors are required for sitcoms. Different departments in the production team all support actors to deliver the purpose of the sitcom to the audience. Directors help to form the character and select suitable actors under auditions and feelings. Cinematographer Cameraman uses the Three Lens Model and the dolly shot to exaggerate the detail performance of the actors with the demonstration of I love Lucy and the Big Bang theory. Costume and makeup help to deliver the historical background and better the looking of characters in the screen with examples from happy days. The use of Laff Box brings tremendous benefits for the sitcoms. The relationships between actors and audience are gradually closer as the century and technology developed, this can be seen from the Chinese sitcom apartment. Other sitcoms such as growing pains, friends and the Hank McCune show are useful to clarify the findings and ideas in this paper as well. The findings can be used for the director to make a successful sitcom with suitable actors.
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TY - CONF AU - Jinyuan Zheng PY - 2020 DA - 2020/07/09 TI - The Casting of American and Chinese Sitcoms From the 1950s to the 2010s BT - Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Language, Art and Cultural Exchange (ICLACE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 37 EP - 42 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200709.009 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200709.009 ID - Zheng2020 ER -