There are five comedians that I am so fond of that I would go see there movies just because they were in them. They all share the same physique – overweight and unfortunately four out of the five are dead, three at young ages. 873 more words
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In case you were wondering why people have a tendency to hate on Oliver Stone, just take a look at Natural Born Killers. It pretty much sums up everything the “auteur” director is about. 1,196 more words
With his newest film, When Jews Were Funny, documentarian Alan Zweig’s explores the history of Jewish comedy and its reciprocal relationship with Jewish identity. Married to a non-Jewish wife and with a new child at age 60, Zweig’s motivation is personal – a nagging and troubling sense of the loss of a distinct Jewish identity; that the very things which allowed the great Jewish comedians of old a rise to prominence are fading away due in part to their success and the resulting assimilation of Jewish sensibilities into the greater American culture.