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[on "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World", 1963]: "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" is about greed and feminine hysteria, and about how people behave in a panic, which, in this picture, is always badly. Every comic convention has been turned sour. Slipping on a banana skin breaks bones, and it is the pain of their enemies that makes the characters laugh. The title is a hoax. It should be "We're Lousy...
The New York Times film critic Vincent Canby was for many years her companion.