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The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (1959)

There is no plot as such. This is a slapstick comedy. It shows a lots of gags.

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(as Dick Lester), (uncredited)

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(thoughts by), (thoughts by) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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There is no plot as such. This is a slapstick comedy. It shows a lots of gags.

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Also Known As:

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According to Richard Lester, it was a series of mistakes (which he cannot say) that got this film nominated for an Academy Award. See more »

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THE RUNNING JUMPING AND STANDING STILL FILM {Short} (Richard Lester, 1960) **1/2
25 February 2014 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

This British comedy one-reeler, an Academy Award nominee, is renowned for being director Lester's debut and as one of the few films to showcase "The Goons" (represented here by Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan). A collection of silent and somewhat surreal skits, it obviously owes a lot to the likes of Chaplin, Keaton and Tati - yet, its irreverence also looks forward to the whole "Swinging Sixties" trend and the Monty Python brand of fooling that would be established a decade on. In that respect, it is something of a milestone as well, even if on the surface it appears both silly and amateurish!

In fact, the most inventive bit has Sellers wearing goggles and flippers while toting a hunting rifle which he intends catching fish with and the most amusing being Milligan acting as a human gramophone! By the way, Lester himself (recognizable, if anything, by his bald head) appears as an eccentric artist who labels his female model's face according to the colour of paint he will be utilizing on his canvas!; also on hand is Leo McKern - with whom the film opens and ends, for no very good reason....but such is the 'anything goes' attitude on display here!


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