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Netflix releases trailer for Man on the Moon documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

19 October 2017 3:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Netflix has released a trailer for its upcoming documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, which offers an inside look at Jim Carrey’s transformation into the legendary comedian Andy Kaufman for the 1999 biopic Man on the Moon; check it out here…

Director Chris Smith’s fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey’s time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman. Using approximately 100 hours of footage shot on the set of Man on the Moon documenting Carrey’s transformation into Kaufman for four months.

Jim Carrey earned critical acclaim and a Golden Globe for the performance, but many of the production’s most Kaufmanesque moments played out behind the scenes, thankfully captured on video by Andy’s former girlfriend, Lynne Margulies and former writing partner, Bob Zmuda. In Jim & Andy, Carrey looks back at the resulting footage 18 years later, reflecting on how he and Andy came up in oddly parallel universes, »

- Gary Collinson

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Jim Carrey Becomes Andy Kaufman in Jim & Andy

19 October 2017 1:52 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The film Man On The Moon apparently was not just about Andy Kaufman, but it truly featured Andy Kaufman, and I am contractually obligated to mention Tony Clifton as well.

In 1999 the world got to see Jim Carrey portray his hero Andy Kaufman in Man On The Moon about the life of legendary comic. What was never told was the intense behind the scenes happenings that went on during the filming of the biopic. Now Netflix has released the first look at their documentary entitled Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond — Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton. Check out the Trailer below

 

Personally I am not much of a documentary fan. But this has my interest peaked beyond belief. With footage the studio never wanted to be released, to see the entire true story of Jim Carrey becoming Andy Kaufman. Carrey not known for being a method »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (B.C.)

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Official Trailer for Superb 'Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond' Documentary

19 October 2017 12:09 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"I couldn't remember who I was anymore... So you step through the door not knowing what's on the other side." Netflix has debuted the official trailer for a superb documentary titled Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, which is all about the performance Jim Carrey gave as comedian Andy Kaufman in the film Man on the Moon. This documentary dives deep into Carrey's mind, examining how and why everything happened back in 1999 while making the film. They filmed over 100 hours of footage, which was never seen until now, giving us a very impressive look at exactly what Carrey was like. He "became" Andy for months, responding only to the name Andy and pretending that Jim was completely gone from Earth for that time. I saw this doc at the Venice Film Festival and loved it (here's my review), because it goes beyond just being a behind-the-scenes film to become profound as »

- Alex Billington

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Netflix's Jim and Andy Trailer Has Carrey Possessed by Kaufman

19 October 2017 11:27 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix has released the first trailer for Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, which will premiere globally on the streaming service Friday, November 17. While that's also the same day that Justice League hits theaters nationwide, this documentary won't exactly appeal to superhero fanboys, but for those who follow comedy lore, it's certainly shaping up to be a must-see film. This trailer comes just a month after Netflix acquired this Jim Carrey and Andy Kaufman documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it had its world premiere screening.

Director Chris Smith presents a fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey's time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman. Using approximately 100 hours of footage shot on the set of Man on the Moon documenting Carrey's transformation into Kaufman for four months, the new trailer for this Netflix documentary features interview footage with Jim Carrey in present day, who reveals that Universal Pictures, »

- MovieWeb

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‘Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond’ Trailer: Jim Carrey Looks Back at Playing Andy Kaufman

19 October 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

While tales of Jared Leto going method regularly circulate the internet to the delight and rage of fans everywhere, there are instances where actors can go overboard. Jim Carrey‘s transformative performance as renowned comedian Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon garnered him critical acclaim and a Golden Globe award, but the process through which he gave that […]

The post ‘Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond’ Trailer: Jim Carrey Looks Back at Playing Andy Kaufman appeared first on /Film. »

- Hoai-Tran Bui

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Jim Carrey Reflects On Method Acting In ‘Jim & Andy’ Trailer: ‘I Couldn’t Remember Who I Was’

19 October 2017 10:21 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Jim Carrey pushed the limits, both externally and internally, when playing Andy Kaufman in “Man on the Moon”. The legendary Canadian comedian opens up about the mind-bending method acting that earned him a Golden Globe Award. “When I heard I had the part, I was looking at the ocean and that’s the moment Andy came back […] »

- Shakiel Mahjouri

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‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond’ Trailer Has the Madness of Jim Carrey’s Method Acting

19 October 2017 9:41 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Jim Carrey famously threw himself into his performance as Andy Kaufman when he was filming the Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon. However, the behind the scenes footage of Carrey’s method acting has remained under wraps until now. Netflix has released a trailer for Chris Smith’s documentary, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, and it shows the volatile mixture of Carrey’s devotion to portraying Kaufman and Kaufman’s need to constantly perform. On the one hand, the documentary looks like it could be an interesting examination of comedians who always need to be “on” and the limits … »

- Matt Goldberg

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Watch Jim Carrey Rage Like Andy Kaufman Off-Set in Doc Clip

19 October 2017 9:37 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

When Jim Carrey portrayed Andy Kaufman for the 1999 biopic Man on the Moon, he allowed himself to be swept up in the role, acting like the difficult comedian on set and off. He ultimately won a Golden Globe for the performance, but despite the success, the studio never released any making-of footage as DVD extras content. Now, nearly two decades later, a new documentary – Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - With a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, which will premiere on Netflix on November 17th – will show how the film was made. »

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‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond’ Trailer: Jim Carrey Becomes Andy Kaufman

19 October 2017 8:56 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If “The Truman Show” showed that Jim Carrey was more than just a rubber-faced comedian, it was “Man On The Moon” that displayed the extent of his gifts. The actor committed deeply to playing legendary comic Andy Kaufman and his alter ego, Tony Clifton, never breaking character while on set, which led to some baffling moments for his co-stars. Now, Carrey has provided reams of his behind-the-scenes footage which has helped shape the documentary, “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton.”

Produced by Spike Jonze, the film looks at Carrey’s work in the movie, with the actor sharing insights about his experience making “Man on The Moon.” Here’s the official synopsis:

Director Chris Smith’s fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey’s time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Netflix Releases New Trailer For ‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond’

19 October 2017 8:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It played at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals last month and will release on Netflix everywhere from later next month, and now we have a brand new trailer for Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton.

Director Chris Smith’s fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey’s time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman. Using approximately 100 hours of footage shot on the set of Man on the Moon documenting Carrey’s transformation into Kaufman for four months.

Jim Carrey earned critical acclaim and a Golden Globe for the performance, but many of the production’s most Kaufmanesque moments played out behind the scenes, thankfully captured on video by Andy’s former girlfriend, Lynne Margulies and former writing partner, Bob Zmuda. In ‘Jim & Andy’, Carrey looks back at the resulting footage 18 years later, reflecting on how he and »

- Paul Heath

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‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond’ Trailer: Jim Carrey Shows You How He Transformed Into Andy Kaufman

19 October 2017 7:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Any list of Jim Carrey’s best performances is bound to have his turn as Andy Kaufman in Miloš Forman’s “Man on the Moon” somewhere in the top five. Carrey earned universal acclaim for his turn as the comedian and performance artist, winning the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy, and now he looks back at the process of becoming Kaufman in the new documentary “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond.”

Read More:Jim Carrey’s Artist Life: Inside His Friendship With Spike Jonze, Dense Personal Archives, and His ‘Eternal Sunshine’ Role Switch

Directed by Chris Smith, “Jim & Andy” features never-before-seen footage from behind the scenes of “Man on the Moon.” The documentary chronicles Carrey’s artistic process and how he fully transformed into the legendary Kaufman, which included going method and remaining in character for much of production. The documentary premiered at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year. »

- Zack Sharf

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Jim Carrey’s Artist Life: Inside His Friendship With Spike Jonze, Dense Personal Archives, and His ‘Eternal Sunshine’ Role Switch

18 October 2017 7:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It was already an exciting evening at Moma on Tuesday night when Jim Carrey, Spike Jonze, and Chris Smith sat down for a Q&A following a screening of “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond.” Then Michael Stipe showed up, and the crowd went wild all over again.

The movie, directed by Smith and produced by Jonze, tracks Carrey’s extreme, method-like immersion into the role of Andy Kaufman on the set of Milos Forman’s “Man on the Moon.” The footage, which sat in Carrey’s personal archives for over a decade, finds Carrey baffling everyone on set (and beyond it). The project came together after Carrey sent the footage to Jonze, who brought Smith onboard.

See More:Jim Carrey, Behind the Mask: The Actor Explains His Viral Red Carpet Interview, Painting, and Life Beyond Slapstick

Spike said, ‘You know, I could do something with that, maybe,’” Carrey recalled. »

- Eric Kohn

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Video: Chris Smith’s Jim & Andy: the Great Beyond – 2017 Tiff Post Screening Q&A

10 October 2017 2:40 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

After showing in Venice, it was off to Toronto’s Winter Garden Theatre for this treasure docu offering. Blurring the line between performing, imitating, paying homage to and inhabiting a person’s persona, in his own right, Chris Smith pays homage to three personas in one with Jim & Andy: the Great Beyond – the story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman with a very special, contractually obligated mention of Tony Clifton.

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- Eric Lavallée

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Robin Williams Accused of Stealing Jokes in New Book

5 October 2017 2:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The late Robin Williams has been accused of stealing jokes back in the early days of his comedic career in a new comedy tell-all book written by the legendary Budd Friedman. Friedman founded the New York and Los Angeles Improv Comedy Clubs and has seen a lot of things in his 85 years. In addition to ratting out Robin Williams, Friedman devotes an entire chapter to the iconic and polarizing comedian, Andy Kaufman, and dishes on managing Bette Midler as well as witnessing Johnny Carson getting wasted and making out with an 18-year old girl in the backseat of a car.

Many comedians have been accused of joke stealing, but as it turns out, Robin Williams was reportedly notorious for it back when he was for starting out. The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Budd Friedman about his book and the author revealed that Richard Lewis and Robert Wuhl both accuse Williams »

- MovieWeb

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Exclusive Excerpt: Andy Kaufman's First Show at Budd Friedman's Legendary Improv

19 September 2017 5:15 PM, PDT | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Exclusive Excerpt: Andy Kaufman's First Show at Budd Friedman's Legendary Improv »

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Culture Dump #9: Beyond the Great: Is Jim Carrey Kaufman-ing Us?

18 September 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Andy did you hear about this one? The one where megastar comedian Jim Carrey appeared at New York Fashion Week and raised eyebrows during an out-there stint on the red carpet? No, it wasn’t due to his Grizzly Adams style beard (He ditched that a few weeks ago) and nope, he didn’t bend over and talk through his bum cheeks, Ace Ventura-style. Although, talking was to blame for all the news stories that popped up this week in the wake of his bizarre antics.

“There’s no meaning to any of this,” he tells E! News reporter Catt Sadler, once he’s stopped circling her. He glances distractedly into the distance, then continues, “I believe we are a field of energy dancing for itself. We don’t matter,” he says, “that’s the good news.” The whole interview was strange. Strange but not entirely unexpected. Especially if you »

- Simon Bland

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Toronto Docs Dig Deep Into Celebrity With New Insights

15 September 2017 2:06 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When it comes to documentaries, the idiom — “out with the old, in with the new” — doesn’t hold much weight.

Just ask the Tiff directors behind docs about Eric Clapton, Sammy Davis Jr., Grace Jones, Jim Carrey, Andy Kaufman, Jean-Michel Basquiat and André Leon Talley. Each boldface name has garnered so much media attention that audiences might think they already know everything there is to know about them.

But the filmmakers, including Sophie Fiennes (“Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami”), Sam Pollard (“Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me”) and Lili Fini Zanuck (“Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars”) managed to challenge the existing mythologies surrounding each individual and reveal new insights through new access to each artist’s lives and work. The result? A fresh, sometimes surprising perspective on people we thought we knew.

Fiennes has been making “Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami” for over a decade. She calls the film an experiential, present »

- Addie Morfoot

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Jim Carrey Wants To Work With Marvel Studios

15 September 2017 11:13 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

You might have heard of Jim Carrey’s recent peculiar public behavior, such as his trip to Fashion Week in New York at which he claimed the event was “the most meaningless thing that I could come to” and his frequent statements that “Jim Carrey doesn’t exist.” While it seems the actor is, let’s say, following his own path right now, it turns out he might be open to making another big budget blockbuster in the future.

The Hollywood Reporter caught up with the eccentric star while he was attending the Toronto International Film Festival to promote his new short, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – The Story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman Featuring a Very Special Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton. The talk gravitated towards the issue of sequels and Carrey’s distaste for movies that primarily exist, as the actor puts it, “for the function of commerce. »

- Christian Bone

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Spike Jonze Nearly Directed ‘Ace Ventura 2’ But Jim Carrey Vetoed Him

13 September 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Jim Carrey and Spike Jonze seem like such a perfect fit together that it’s amazing that it’s taken this long for them to work together. Carrey’s the comic genius with a serious side that verges on the provocative at times, Jonze is the acclaimed, inventive auteur who enjoys pranks as much as he enjoys making awards-friendly movies, and clearly they share a facility for Charlie Kaufman, with Carrey having starred in “Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind,” and Jonze directing “Being John Malkovich” and “Adaptation.

But so far, their first and only collaboration comes with the new documentary “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring A Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention Of Tony Clifton,” produced by Jonze and directed by “American Movie” helmer Chris Smith, which examines the making of “Man On The Moon,” and Carrey’s relationship with his subject of that film, comic genius Andy Kaufman »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Jim Carrey, Behind the Mask: The Actor Explains His Viral Red Carpet Interview, Painting, and Life Beyond Slapstick

12 September 2017 10:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jim Carrey likes to mess with people. Using 100 hours of behind-the-scenes footage from Milos’ Forman’s 1999 Andy Kaufman biopic “Man in the Moon,” Carrey and director Chris Smith created “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,” a documentary that details Carrey’s aggressive Method approach to portraying Kaufman and his abrasive, lounge-singing alter ego Tony Clifton. It shows that Carrey baffled everyone on set and beyond it, crashing parties and workplaces in character as he burrowed so far inside the role no one was sure he’d come back. Pitched somewhere between a punchline and psychosis, the result was one of his most remarkable, lived-in performances in a career filled with jarring slapstick creations.

“It was a choice as an actor to have Andy come back and make his movie, to push me aside,” Carrey said during an interview in Toronto to promote the documentary, which Netflix recently acquired. “I was wondering »

- Eric Kohn

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