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RIP Jerry Lewis

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Unread post by boblipton » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:21 pm

His New York Times obituary:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/20/movi ... v=top-news" target="_blank

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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:30 pm

Although it does have the built-in problem of talking soberly about a zany comedian. Dave Kehr's NYT obituary is really good.
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Re: RIP Jerry Lewis

Unread post by earlytalkiebuffRob » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:47 pm

So soon after a big British name (and also whose style was very much a matter of taste), Bruce Forsyth.

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Re: RIP Jerry Lewis

Unread post by wingate » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:48 pm

He gave a lecture at the BIG South bank whilst here to make Pepper and Salt.Another flop.
I liked his films with Dean Martin when I was a child.He made some funny films on his own,but after he left Paramount his film career went down.
Personally I never much cared for Forsyth.l

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Jerry Lewis!

Unread post by odinthor » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:17 pm

I offer a wistful and sad goodbye to that star many love to decry, Jerry Lewis. The inventive and ever-vigorous lunacy he offered, especially in that series of greats ending in 1964 with what I consider his masterpiece The Patsy, I always found not only hilarious but also mentally stimulating in much the same way that much of the material in MAD magazine was, indeed in much the same way that Keaton's more elaborate shenanigans could be. Yes, the mawkish moments are embarrassing; but he's in good company for that fault (I mention no names). Yes, he got out of style and offered mediocrities as time went on in ill-fated attempts to win back his audience; but, again, he's not alone in that by any means. And his ego alienated many; but, as with many many artists, if you didn't have the ego, you wouldn't have the product. Goodbye, Jerry--and thanks for giving us what no one else could give!
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Re: RIP Jerry Lewis

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Will we now get to see The Day The Clown Cried?
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Unread post by maliejandra » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:11 am

I only recently became interested in his movies, but I have enjoyed them very much, especially Way... Way Out. He was always present in my life because of his telethon, and my husband watched his movies when he was a kid. I'm surprised at how many of my movie friends and acquaintances felt close to him. It seems he was wonderful at responding to fans and interviewers.

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Danny wrote:Will we now get to see The Day The Clown Cried?
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I'm amazed it went unmentioned for 7 posts actually.
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TCM on the death:



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Re: RIP Jerry Lewis

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Danny wrote:Will we now get to see The Day The Clown Cried?
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http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/201 ... clown.html" target="_blank" target="_blank

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Unread post by westegg » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:51 am

Maybe not the usual way of appreciating his legacy, but THE KING OF COMEDY was the perfect dramatic role for him.

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Re: RIP Jerry Lewis

Unread post by The Blackbird » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:02 am

Danny wrote:Will we now get to see The Day The Clown Cried?
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I've seen THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED, I'm not sure it's worth the effort. Still, I enjoyed some of Jerry's movies: THE BIG MOUTH, THE DISORDERLY ORDERLY, and THE NUTTY PROFESSOR helped propel Stella Stevens to prominence, and I'm certainly not complaining about that! I've always been fond of Del Moore, a comic actor who was a regular in Jerry's films until his death in 1970. Jerry used Stan Laurel as an unofficial gag consultant on his films and unsuccessfully tried to persuade Stan to show up in person to accept his honorary Oscar in 1960. I just hope Jerry was set straight on his baffling belief that Oliver Hardy was just some guy hanging around the lot when Stan selected him to be his on-screen foil!

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Re: RIP Jerry Lewis

Unread post by Spiny Norman » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:43 am

The Blackbird wrote:
Danny wrote:Will we now get to see The Day The Clown Cried?
Danny
I've seen THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED, I'm not sure it's worth the effort.
So did I, and I thought once was enough so I sold my copy on ebay for a fiver. The special effects were lame, they should hire Michael Bay for a remake.
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Re: RIP Jerry Lewis

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Spiny Norman wrote:
The Blackbird wrote:
Danny wrote:Will we now get to see The Day The Clown Cried?
Danny
I've seen THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED, I'm not sure it's worth the effort.
So did I, and I thought once was enough so I sold my copy on ebay for a fiver. The special effects were lame, they should hire Michael Bay for a remake.
As long as they don't try to remake Stella Stevens, they can't improve on the original.
Nicest thing about THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED was how they tried to recreate that subplot about Zerkow the junkman.

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Re: RIP Jerry Lewis

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The Blackbird wrote:
Danny wrote:Will we now get to see The Day The Clown Cried?
Danny
I've seen THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED, I'm not sure it's worth the effort.
Oh by the way, did you see it on a double bill with London after midnight?
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Re: RIP Jerry Lewis

Unread post by The Blackbird » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:39 pm

Spiny Norman wrote:
The Blackbird wrote:
Danny wrote:Will we now get to see The Day The Clown Cried?
Danny
I've seen THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED, I'm not sure it's worth the effort.
Oh by the way, did you see it on a double bill with London after midnight?
Now I'm imagining Jerry Lewis as the vampire....

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Re: RIP Jerry Lewis

Unread post by Rick Lanham » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:50 am

Turner Classic Movies pays tribute to Jerry Lewis on Monday, September 4 with the following festival of films. This program will replace the previously scheduled movies for that day so please take note.

The new schedule for the evening of Monday, September 4 will be:
8:00 PM The Nutty Professor (1963)
10:00 PM The King of Comedy (1983)
12:00 AM The Stooge (1952)
2:00 AM The Bellboy (1960)
3:30 AM The Disorderly Orderly (1964)

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/1 ... s-9-4.html" target="_blank
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Re: RIP Jerry Lewis

Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:35 pm

Considering how Jerry Lewis's films appealed to a young audience, and this was a holiday Monday when they may have been able to snag some younger viewers who might enjoy his brash, physical comedy, programming a JL tribute well after their bedtime seems a tad shortsighted.
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