I need to store this before it’s corrected, because the Wikipedia entry for slapstick film is gloriously stupid.
“Slapstick films are a type of comedy film that employ slapstick comedy with five main conventions:
- Pain without real consequence.
- Editing to turn a situation more unrealistic.
- Impossible situations.
- Zooms to confuse the audience.
- Off screen use of sounds for impossible stunts and tension for audience.