Saturday, 24 January 2009

Why Punch and Judy?

I like Punch and Judy because it is a timeless framework to hang ideas off.
It has a great central irrepressible anti-hero, who can do whatever he likes, and generally is unreasonably violent, and completely un-PC. There are themes of little man over authority and battles of the sexes to have fun with. Anything goes - fab!

Also because it has tradition without being precious. It's good to tap into the collective expectation of what happens, but because the format can allow all sorts of variations, liberties and so on, it has loads of freedom within its very familar framework.

Also, I just like it, and I like making stuff!

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